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George Duke

American musician

George Duke

American musician
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birthday
12th
January, 1946
Death
5th
August, 2013
Birth Place
San Rafael, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

George M. Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) was an American keyboardist, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer. He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which A Brazilian Love Affair from 1979 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

instruments played
bass
flute
Guitar
keytar
Piano
saxophone
synthesizer
trombone
Vocals
Associated Acts

[Pete Magadini (musician) John Heard (musician)] John Heard Frank Zappa Cannonball Adderley Nat Adderley Stanley Clarke Steve Vai Gerald Veasley Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Lynn Davis Napoleon Murphy Brock Sheila Escovedo Flora Purim Al Jarreau Billy Cobham Earth, Wind & Fire Jeffrey Osborne Dianne Reeves Kirk Whalum Marcus Miller

Genres

Jazz fusion R&B funk progressive rock rock and roll jazz rock post-disco smooth jazz

Labels

Pacific Jazz IBis RecordingsPickwick MPS SABA Atlantic Epic Elektra Warner Bros. Bizarre World Telarc Jazz Heads Up

Occupations

Musician, composer, musical director, producer, educator

Website
Years Active

1966 2013

Name

George Duke

Nationality

United States of America

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