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George Duke Net Worth: George Duke was an American musician who had a net worth of $500 thousand. Produced on January 12, 1946, in San Rafael, California, US, he stood as a true master among keyboardists of both jazz and popular music in the 20th century. Young Duke studied the piano at school and from age sixteen, he’d already played using a lot of high school jazz groups. Greatly affected by the sounds of Miles Davis, Les McCann and Cal Tjader, he went on to expand his musical knowledge in the San Francisco Conservatory where he earned his B.A. degree in 1967. Next, George and his younger sister Al Jarreau formed a group that turned into the house band at San Francisco’s Half Note Club. After he received a M.A. in composition from San Francisco State University, Duke briefly instructed a course on Jazz And American Culture at Merritt Junior College in Oakland. It was at this point that George began to release a set of jazz LP’s on the MPS label. 1969 marks his performances with French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, accompanying Ponty’s electric violin with an electric piano. Afterward, he played on Frank Zappa’s album King Kong, after which he joined Zappa’s group in 1970. This experience transformed his music permanently. Under Zappa’s power, he singed, joked and used electronic equipment. The two musicians composed jointly “Uncle Remus” for Apostrophe (1972), a tune about black attitudes to oppression. In 1972, Duke additionally contributed into a excellent variant of the rock band Mothers Of Invention and toured with Cannonball Adderley (replacing Joe Zawinul). After Zappa, Duke expressed his leaning towards soul jazz and eventually went for full frontal funk. Ever since, he’s showed his mastery in more than 30 records he made on his own, his last being 2013’s Dream Weaver. As for his major hit singles, they contain such tracks as the funky “Reach For It” and the deliciously smooth “No Rhyme, No Reason.” The world lost this celebrated artist on August 5, 2013.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 12, 1946
Death date: 2013-08-05
Birth place: San Rafael, California, U.S.
Profession:Music Department, Soundtrack, Composer
Education:Tamalpais High School, San Francisco State University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, No Rhyme, No Reason, Sweet Baby, Reach For It
Nationality:American
Spouse:Corine Duke
Children:Rashid Duke, John Duke, No Rhyme, No Reason, Sweet Baby, Reach For It
Awards:Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com), No Rhyme, No Reason, Sweet Baby, Reach For It
Nominations:Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, No Rhyme, No Reason, Sweet Baby, Reach For It
Movies:200 Motels, Casino Lights '99, George Duke Band: Live: Tokyo, Japan 1983, Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter 2, We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song, The Montreux Dream
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Resident pianist at the Half Note, 1965-67.
2Graduated with a Bachelor in Music from San Francisco Conservatory in 1967.
3Joined Frank Zappa's group in 1970.
4He grew up listening to gospel music in the church his family attended.
5He and wife Corine had two sons, John and Rashid.
6Cousin of Dianne Reeves.


Quotes

#Quote
1I really think it's possible (and still do) to make good music and be commercial at the same time. I believe it is the artist's responsibility to take the music to the people. Art for art's sake is nice; but if art doesn't communicate, then its worth is negated. It has not fulfilled its destiny.
2[on being told he could study music] I don't remember it too well, but my mother told me I went crazy. I ran around saying, 'Get me a piano! Get me a piano!'


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Filmography

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebration of Gospel2003TV Movie musical director
Malcolm & Eddie1996-2000TV Series composer - 89 episodes
The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest1998TV Movie music director
Leap of Faith1992music producer: gospel songs and choir
Sunday Night1989TV Series musical director - 1 episode
Soul Train1987-1988TV Series documentary music producer - 2 episodes
The Heavenly Kid1985music producer: songs
200 Motels1971music performer: Mothers of Invention

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Footloose2011producer: "Let's Hear It for the Boy"
Dead or Alive Xtreme 22006Video Game performer: "Brazilian Sugar" / writer: "Brazilian Sugar"
Never Die Alone2004writer: "Cold Wind"
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem2003as G. Duke, "Digital Love" / performer: "Digital Love" / writer: "Digital Love"
Bruce Almighty2003producer: "Ready for a Miracle"
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball2003Video Game performer: "Brazilian Sugar"
Bertelsen - DR2s talkshow1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cats Don't Dance1997arranger: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" / producer: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Bulletproof1996writer: "I Wanna Know Your Name"
The Meteor Man1993producer: "IS IT JUST TOO MUCH"
Leap of Faith1992arranger: "Jesus on the Mainline", "Pass Me Not" / performer: "Pass Me Not" / producer: "Ready for a Miracle", "Blessed Assurance", "Lord Will Make a Way Somehow", "God Said He Would See You Through", "My Faith Looks Up to Thee", "God Will Take Care of You", "It's a Highway to Heaven", "Jesus on the Mainline", "Pass Me Not", "Bringing in the Sheaves", "Psalm 27", "Amazing Grace"
The Five Heartbeats1991producer: "I Love Joey", "Are You Ready for Me", "Nothing But Love", "Baby Stop Running Around", "A Heart Is a House for Love", "Nights Like This", "Down for the Count", "In the Middle", "Amazing Grace"
The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle1988TV Special producer: "Let's Hear it for the Boy"
Spaceballs1987producer: "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own"
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz1987TV Special producer: "Let's Hear it for the Boy"
The Heavenly Kid1985"When The Children Make The Mighty Fall" / performer: "Hamburgers" / writer: "The Heavenly Kid Out On The Edge", "Hamburgers", "Cruisin' Tonight", "Mean To Me"
The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares1985TV Special producer: "Let's Hear it for the Boy"
Summer Lovers1982producer: "Summer Lovers"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D2012Documentary short original score and music
Jacob's Trouble2006Short
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2005TV Special
Never Die Alone2004
Good Fences2003TV Movie
Count on Me1994TV Movie
A Cool Like That Christmas1993TV Movie

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Malcolm & Eddie1996TV SeriesMember of Musical Combo
Generations1989TV SeriesJohnny (1989)
200 Motels1971Member of Mothers of Invention

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roxy the Movie2015Documentary rest in peace

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roxy the Movie2015DocumentaryHimself - Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals
International Jazz Day2015Himself
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV MovieHimself (In Memoriam) (credit only)
As Written: Jeffery Osborne2013TV MovieHimself
Unsung2009-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Na plovárne2010TV SeriesHimself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase2006TV MovieHimself
Barend en Van Dorp2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Frank Zappa: Phase II - The Big Note2002DocumentaryHimself
Burt Bacharach: One Amazing Night1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Midnight Mac1995TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1989-1995TV Series documentaryGuest
Comic Relief VI1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux1993VideoHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1993TV SeriesHimself
Ein Leben als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHimself
Dionne and Friends1990TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night1988-1989TV SeriesHimself
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels1988Video documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Video from Hell1985VideoHimself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
The Dub Room Special!1984VideoHimself
New American Bandstand 19651982TV SeriesHimself
Solid Gold1981TV SeriesHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1980TV SeriesHimself
Vernissage1976TV Series documentaryHimself - Musician

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016DocumentaryHimself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Jazz Keyboardist / Producer (In Memoriam)

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