George Duke

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George Duke (born January 12, 1946, San Rafael, CA, died August 5, 2013) 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.

George Duke was mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of The MOFO Project/Object (2006) album. [1]

He passed away in 2013 at age 67.

Duke's collaborations with Zappa

He can be seen in the following Zappa movies:

His own albums with Zappa connections:

With Jean-Luc Ponty:


See also