George Duke

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George Duke (born January 12, 1946, San Rafael, CA, died August 5 2013, aged 67) was an American pianist, synthesizer and keyboard player and singer. He began playing with Jean-Luc Ponty in 1969.

Duke was a prominent member of Zappa's band during the 1970s. He claimed that Zappa freed him from his snobbish and serious attitude towards music.

Duke's collaborations with Zappa

He can be seen in the Zappa movies:

His own albums with Zappa connections:

With Jean-Luc Ponty:

See also