Let's Make this Happen -
Indiegogo.com has extended our fundraising campaign so we can be part of National
In memory of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra's co-music director, we have created 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.
If you would prefer to make a tax-deductible contribution by writing a check:
Send it to: SJO
PO Box 1421
Culver City, CA 90232
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience!
Attend a private concert given by Dianne Reeves in an intimate home setting!
In support of the George Duke Legacy Project, Grammy-Award winning vocalist Dianne Reeves will perform a private house concert on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2015 in Brentwood, CA.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW...There are only 7 pairs of tickets remain for this intimate fundraiser and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are $600 per couple and include a wine and cheese reception prior to the concert.
The tax-deductible tickets can be purchased through the Indiegogo.com site by
You may also mail a check, payable to SJO, to Symphonic Jazz Orchestra PO Box 1421 Culver City, CA 90232. Please feel free to call the SJO office with questions at 310/993-4635.
George Duke Legacy Project Supporters
|Leslie Adler||Dena Dahilig||Buell Neidlinger||C. Brown|
|Marty Ashby||George Fecske||Tin Hoang & Leia Nghiemphu||Perry Dworkin|
|Connie Bland||Anne Finestone||Ray Robinson||Barbara Glickman|
|Geoff Bland||Jim Goldenberg||Leonard & Caia Sasso||Howard Banchik|
|Patricia Carlson||Jinko Gotoh||Kit Thomas||Mike Peak|
|Jon Charles||John Harris||William Weathers||Booker White|
|Patrick Collins||Cicely Mitchell||Nigel Williams||Cindy & Steve Ruth|
|Madelrine Crouch||Kristy Morris||Barbara Abell||Melissa Hager|