Jazz Musician, 91, Who Played with Duke Ellington, Now Entertains Residents at Seniors' Home
In a Vancouver seniors' care facility, several elderly residents and staff go about their business in the main foyer area. In the corner, Eve Duke, 91, plays a couple of songs on the grand piano.
When Duke finishes a song, applause fills the room. The residents had, it turns out, been intently enjoying the tune.
A little over a year ago, Duke moved into St. Vincent's: Langara in South Vancouver. But in her mind, she never retired.
Rafferty Baker reports.
Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy