George Duke Legacy Project Concludes Dec. 2nd as part of #GivingTuesday!

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra pays homage to its Co-Music Director George Duke
LOS ANGELES - Nov. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- NOVEMBER 2014

Mitch Glickman: 310-876-8130

George Duke Legacy Project

Concludes December 2nd as part of #Giving Tuesday!

Major crowd funding campaign pays homage to the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra’s

co-music director and legendary composer/keyboardist

Los Angeles – 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 Dianne Reeves, 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.  In 2011, he was commissioned to compose a new concerto for bass soloist Christian McBride and the 67-member SJO.

To honor the memory of George Duke, the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra launched the “George Duke Legacy Project.”  This project encompasses the spirit of "Playing It Forward," by celebrating George’s music and creating new musical opportunities for the next generation.  To that end, funds raised for the George Duke Legacy Project will make the recording of his tour-de-force “Bass Concerto.”  Exciting perks include music downloads, signed copy of the CD, and an exclusive private Dianne Reeves house concert.

For information please visit

or call 310-876-8130.

You can be a part of George Duke’s Legacy!

About the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

Created in 2002, the 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra is uniquely dedicated to:

Commission and perform symphonic jazz compositions, a musical genre that blends the American language of jazz with European orchestral traditions.
Educate and inspire the next generation of listeners through its Music in the Schools residencies, Community Outreach Program, and free student and community concerts.

Over the course of its 13-year history, the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO), lead by music Director Mitch Glickman, has commissioned and premiered 16 new works featuring such leading jazz artists as George Duke, Peter Erskine, Dave Grusin, Christian McBride, Raul Midon, Lee Ritenour, and The Yellowjackets. Through its Music in the Schools program, the SJO has served over 40,000 young people and their families across Southern California.

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