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George Duke

Born: Jan 12, 1946

Death: Aug 5, 2013

Birthplace: San Rafael

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

George Duke

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1946
Date of Death : Aug 5, 2013
Birth Place : San Rafael

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.


  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Teacher
  • Composer
  • Record producer
  • Pianist
  • Keyboard player
  • Jazz Pianist
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Director
  • Keytarist

Also known as

  • Duke, George
  • Duke George
  • George M. Duke


  • Corine Duke

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album
  • Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (
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