A white baby grand piano, dinner jackets, original paintings, a Pulitzer—the list goes on and on in terms of what artifacts belonging to Duke Ellington will soon land on the auction market. Washingtonian reported that the National Jazz Museum in Harlem will auction off over 250 items belonging to the Washington, D.C.-born jazz legend. On May 18, Guernsey’s will conduct the sales with items like two dozen original music manuscripts up for grabs. To see a preview of what items will be bid on, check out Guernsey’s website here.
• You Can Purchase Duke Ellington’s Grand Piano and Other Rare Artifacts in an Upcoming Auction [Washingtonian]
• Duke Ellington Auction Details [Guernsey’s]