Jazz Legend George Duke Dies at 67

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Known as a virtuoso in his field, Duke was a multifaceted musician in jazz, funk, R&B and fusion and, and produced and composed for Miles Davis, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker and Johnny Gill, among many others. He collaborated with Jill Scott and Frank Zappa. And, he created more than 30 of his own solo projects, including his most recent album, DreamWeaver, which was dedicated to his wife Corine, who died of cancer just last year.

 

Duke also worked as music director, including for the 1989 Nelson Mandela tribute concert in London and NBC’s music performance program Sunday Night. 

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