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George Duke

Musician
Male
Born Jan 12, 1946
Hometown City of San Rafael
Died Aug 5, 2013

George Duke is a multi-faceted American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He has worked with numerous acclaimed artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Born on January 12, 1946.

TWENTIES

1967 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Duke attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley before earning a bachelor's degree in trombone and composition with a minor in contrabass, from the San Francisco Conservatory in 1967. … Read More

THIRTIES

1976 30 Years Old …  They finally put it out as a double album in 1976 together with George's MPS debut "The Inner Source". … Read More
1979 33 Years Old Duke had been fairly visible in the R&B world releasing funk-based songs like "Reach for It" and "Dukey Stick". In 1979 he traveled to Rio de Janeiro, where he recorded A Brazilian Love Affair. … Read More

FORTIES

1988 42 Years Old Duke has also worked as musical director at numerous large-scale musical events, including the Nelson Mandela tribute concert at Wembley Stadium, London in 1988.
1989 43 Years Old In 1989, he temporarily replaced Marcus Miller as musical director of NBC's acclaimed late-night music performance program Sunday Night during its first season. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2011 65 Years Old In the Summer of 2011, he put together a trio with David Sanborn and Marcus Miller for a tour across the USA of more than 20 sold out shows.
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