In memory of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra's co-music director, the SJO will launch the George Duke Legacy Project.
George Duke was a musical innovator, creator, and mentor to so many. His legacy as a recording artist is vast, from Cannonball Adderly to Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa to Michael Jackson, to over 40 recordings as a solo artist. Simply put, George forever changed the landscape of jazz, r&b, funk, pop and classical music.
For over nine years, George Duke served as co-music director of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. During his tenure, George appeared in numerous concerts and benefits as soloist with the SJO, and in 2011 composed a new concerto for bass soloist Christian McBride and the SJO.
The project will raise funds through an Indiegogo crowd sourcing campaign for the:
- Recording of George Duke's "Bass Concerto" for Christian McBride & the 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
- SJO's ongoing "Music in the Schools" residency programs in underserved communities throughout Southern California
- Creation of the ASCAP/George Duke Commissioning Competition
Fill in the form below for the George Duke Legacy Project Sweepstakes and to learn more about the launch of the campaign later this month.
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra's
FREE Community Concert
Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of
featuring pianist Bill Cunliffe
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 2:00 pm The Carpenter Performing Arts Center at
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Win a Yamaha PR7 Digital Recorder
Deadline extended: Monday, Sept. 22 at midnight
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