Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

George Duke

George Duke was born in San Rafael, California, and reared in Marin City, a working class section of Marin County. When he was just four years old, his mother took him to see Duke Ellington in concert. “I don't remember it too well,” says George, “but my mother told me I went crazy. I ran around saying 'Get me a piano, get me a piano!'” He began his piano studies at age seven, absorbing the roots of Black music in his local Baptist church. “That's where I first began to play funky. I really learned a lot about music from the church. I saw how music could trigger emotions in a cause-and-effect relationship.”

Read more

51 Photos

Albums

Videos

Similar

Chick Corea Chick Corea
piano
Joe Zawinul Joe Zawinul
keyboard
George Benson George Benson
guitar
Alphonse Mouzon Alphonse Mouzon
multi-instrumentalist
Al Jarreau Al Jarreau
vocalist
Cal Tjader Cal Tjader
vibraphone
Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis
piano
Joe Sample Joe Sample
piano

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.