“I've had a lot of things to be proud of in my life. But nothing more, quite frankly, than the Jazz Festival.”
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The Playboy Jazz Festival family is deeply saddened by the passing of Grammy-winning keyboardist and jazz artist George Duke. A Festival favorite, Duke recently appeared at the 2013 Playboy Jazz Festival in June at the Hollywood Bowl where he gave another dynamic performance that was a hit with fans and critics alike. An extraordinary artist at home in multiple musical genres, Duke played the Festival four times, and also appeared at a special edition of the Festival in Japan, and was one of the headliners with Al Jarreau and David Sanborn for the national tour of the Playboy Jazz Festival in 1994. He will undoubtedly be missed by his many fans as well as all of us in the PBJF family.
Master of Ceremonies