Imani Clincy

Dr. Johnson

Survey of African American Music: George Duke outline

March 4, 2018




      1. San Rafael, California: Marin County
      2. January 12, 1946



      1. He began playing a piano at age seven in his family’s baptist church.
      2. Was in several bands by the age of sixteen
      3. Influenced by Miles Davis, Les McCann, and Cal Tjader



      1. Duke received his Bachelors of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1967.
      2. Received masters in composition from San Francisco State University
      3. Was a professor at Merritt Junior College in Oakland



      1. Jean-Luc Ponty
      2. Frank Zappa
      3. Al- Jarreau
      4. Stanley Clarke
      5. Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
      6. Dizzy Gillespie



      1. Fusion jazz
      2. Funk
      3. Alternative rock
      4. Jazz
      5. Post-disco
      6. Smooth jazz