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George Duke, jazz pioneer, dies at 67

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The keyboardist and Marin native who was at the vanguard of the jazz fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the ‘60s and ‘70s died last night in Los Angeles. His record label announced he was being treated for lymphocytic leukemia. He was 67. Obit: LA Times. Local obit, with more detail on the San Rafael native’s early years at the Marin IJ.


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