George Duke

Rhythm and blues, Musical Artist

1946 – 2013

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Who was George Duke?

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He worked with numerous acclaimed 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 as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

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Born
Jan 12, 1946
San Rafael
Also known as
  • Duke George
  • Duke, George
  • George M. Duke
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Tamalpais High School
Died
Aug 5, 2013
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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