GEORGE DUKE is a piano and synthesizer pioneer and singer. He made a name for himself with the album “The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio.” He is known for his solo work as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.
- Some of the artists that have collaborated with Duke include Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Cannonball Adderley, Deniece Williams, Jeffrey Osborne, George Clinton, Anita Baker, Regina Belle and Miles Davis.
- Duke’s best known song as a solo artist is the funk hit, “Dukey Stick.
- His songs have been sampled by Kanye West and Daft Punk and the videogame “Dead Or Alive Extreme 2.”