Duke Ellington statue

A statue of jazz great <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001555" title="Duke Ellington" href="/topic/entertainment/music/duke-ellington-PECLB001555.topic">Duke Ellington</a> by sculptor Zachary Oxman waits to be installed on a pedestal in a newly-constructed plaza in Washington, March 29, 2012. Ellington, a Washington native, led his eponymous big band for more than 50 years, with signature songs such as 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' and 'Take the "A" Train.'

( Jonathan Ernst/Reuters / March 25, 2012 )

A statue of jazz great Duke Ellington by sculptor Zachary Oxman waits to be installed on a pedestal in a newly-constructed plaza in Washington, March 29, 2012. Ellington, a Washington native, led his eponymous big band for more than 50 years, with signature songs such as 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' and 'Take the "A" Train.'

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