George Duke

George Duke
1946 - 2013
George Duke  American Musician

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George Duke was in a relationship with Jean-Luc Ponty.

George Duke had encounters with Dianne Reeves and Howard Hewett.


American Musician George Duke was born George Mac Duke on 12th January, 1946 in San Rafael, California, USA and passed away on 5th Aug 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 67. He is most remembered for songs such as, Reach For It, Dukey Stick, Say That You Will, Heroes, and Reach Out, just to name a few. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

George Duke is a member of the following lists: Epic Records artists, 1946 births and American dance musicians.


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First Name George
Middle Name Mac
Last Name Duke
Full Name at Birth George Mac Duke
Age 67 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th January, 1946
Birthplace San Rafael, California, USA
Died 5th August, 2013
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Build Large
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, composer, musical director, producer, educator
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame songs such as, Reach For It, Dukey Stick, Say That You Will, Heroes, and Reach Out, just to name a few
Music Genre (Text) Jazz fusion, R&B, Funk, Alternative Rock, Rock And Roll, Jazz Pop, Post-Disco, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock
Music Genre Jazz, Piano
Year(s) Active 1967– 2013, 1967–2013, 1966–2013
Music Style Jazz-Pop
Music Mood Sophisticated
Instrument Piano
Instrument (text) Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Saxophone, Keytar, Flute, Bass, Trombone, Bass Guitar
Record Label Pacific Jazz, Pickwick, Mps/saba, Mps/basf, Atlantic, Epic/CBS, Elektra, Warner Bros., Bizarre, Telarc Jazz, Heads Up, MPS, SABA, Epic, Bizarre World, IBis Recordings
Associated Acts Stanley Clarke, Al Jarreau, Third World, Stevie Wonder, Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio, Frank Zappa, Cannonball Adderley, John Heard, Nat Adderley, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Lynn Davis, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Sheila Escovedo, Flora Purim, Billy Cobham, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jeffrey Osborne, Dianne Reeves, Kirk Whalum, Marcus Miller, Pete Magadini, Steve Vai, Gerald Veasley
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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.

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George Duke67 CapricornMusician
Dianne Reeves65 ScorpioVocalist
Howard Hewett66 LibraVocalist
Jean-Luc Ponty79 LibraViolinist


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