Keyboardist and producer George Duke has a thing for femalevocalists. He has worked with great singers like Anita Baker,Dianne Reeves, Dionne Warwick and Natalie Cole. But with singerRachelle Ferrell, he has a very special bond. She started as abacking vocalist in his band. The keyboards player was the first torecognize the great talent of the singer from Philadelphia. Ferrellcan play the piano and violin fantastically and is also amulti-talented composer who is able to blend jazz, gospel, urbanand classical music. Duke produced her album Individuality in 2000.Ferrell fans will know she can reach great heights in a livesetting. Even more so when she has her mentor by her side.