CLICK BANNERS FOR MORE INFO:

Please bring a "non-perishable" food item to our events this week. We'd like to assist area outreach in the ongoing effort to feed the less fortunate!

LEGENDARY KEYBOARD PIONEER GEORGE DUKE DIES AT 67   For Immediate Release – GRAMMY® Award-winning keyboardist/composer/arranger/producer George Duke has died in Los Angeles at age 67. He was battling…


LEGENDARY KEYBOARD PIONEER GEORGE DUKE DIES AT 67

 

For Immediate Release – GRAMMY® Award-winning keyboardist/composer/arranger/producer George Duke has died in Los Angeles at age 67. He was battling and being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

 

With almost a half a century career, Duke was one of the world’s most prolific jazz legends. From leading a jazz trio with a young Al Jarreau during his formative years to working with Jean-Luc Ponty, which afforded Duke’s first recording contract with MPS Records and his first exposure to Europe, to his incredible work with Cannonball Adderley, drummer Billy Cobham, and Frank Zappa, to his cherished stream of jazz-funk records in the ’70s, Duke found his mark not only in his eclecticism, but also his signature approach to the synthesizer, which often prized less pyrotechnics in favor of blues elements.

 

“We are all devastated by the sad news of George’s passing,” says Mark Wexler, General Manager of the Concord-Telarc Label Group. “He was a great man, a legendary, one-of-a-kind artist; and our hearts go out to his family. George will be missed by all.”

 

“The outpouring of love and support that we have received from my father’s friends, fans and the entire music community has been overwhelming,” says Rashid Duke, George’s son. “Thank you all for your concern, prayers and support.”

 

Duke’s final recording, DreamWeaver, was released July 16, 2013 on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. The making of DreamWeaver occurred after his wife, Corine, passed away. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart.

 

MSNBC's Martin Bashir Remembers the Legacy of George Duke:

 

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking newsworld news, and news about the economy

Views: 78

Comment

You need to be a member of Uptown Jazz Dallas Organization to add comments!

Join Uptown Jazz Dallas Organization

Members

#ThisIsDallasJazz

Now available for purchase/download:

Featured Foodie Feed: CraveDFW

Two Buck Pizza Slices For Thanksgiving

Honestly? Thanksgiving is mostly about watching football, stuffing yourself with turkey, having a few drinks, and arguing with your uncle. But often lost in those national pastimes is the actual “giving thanks” part. So GAPCo is getting ahead of the … Continue reading

A Few Of Our Favorite Things At Kuby’s

by Steven Doyle Kuby’s has been a Dallas institution since 1961 creating house-made sausages, offering cured meats, a large variety of salads and fresh meats in their delicatessen. A few years back Karl Kuby  told us that he has a smoker … Continue reading

Kalachandji’s Offers A Cuisine Unlike Any In Dallas

by Steven Doyle One of my first visits to Kalachandji’s was as a college student, and it was Thanksgiving. The meal included a visit to the Krishna temple escorted by one of the many devotees who live in the neighboring … Continue reading

Sweet Cravings: Baking Tips From Cupcake War Winner Kyra Bussanich

If there’s one downside to fabulous, food-filled holiday celebrations, it’s the gurgles and groans of post-feasting indigestion. “We assume it’s because we overate, but for a lot of people, that pain and sick feeling may not be about how much … Continue reading

I Propose Pie Season Be A Real Thing

by Steven Doyle Is there a thing called “pie season”? I know there is a Pie Council, possibly in the same vein as Garrison Keillor’s “Catsup Advisory Board” or his “American Duct Tape Council”. Pie Season to me would encompass … Continue reading

Communicating Jazz:

© 2017   Created by Uptown Jazz Dallas IJF.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service