The concert of the George Duke Band is one of the special super sessions in connection with the 30th anniversary celebration. Pianist and singer George Duke shares the stage with a.o. Stanley Clarke, trumpeter Roy Hargrove and sax player Boney James. It’s a task a multi-talented musician like George Duke can be entrusted with. His roll of honours is impressive. He played straight-ahead jazz with jazz-musicians like Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins and Billy Cobham, and recorded funk, soul and disco on his own albums that he recorded from 1977 onwards. He played for years in the band of Frank Zappa, but he also got a kick out of the Clarke-Duke Project, the funk band he co-led with Stanley Clarke. From the end of the seventies until the mid-eighties his music became more and more disco oriented, producing mega-hits such as Shine On and Reach out. He wrote a lot of songs with his musical partner Stanley Clarke, with whom he recorded a lot of success albums. Recently he released Duke, a new album with a multi-coloured collection of jazz, funk, soul, latin and r&b.