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George Duke, Marcus Miller & David Sanborn Set to Tour Together This Summer

Jazz Cruises to sponsor U.S. concert tour by trio of contemporary jazz stars

George Duke
George Duke (photo: Bobby Holland)
David Sanborn
Marcus Miller

This summer George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn will be performing together as one band under the name DMS, taken from the first initials of their last names. The three contemporary jazz artists have worked together and collaborated in various configurations over the years, in the studio and on the road, but this is the first time that all three will be playing together in one band, aside from some performances on the Smooth Jazz Cruise.

The sponsor of that cruise, Jazz Cruises, Inc. will be sponsoring this tour and the group cites Jazz Cruises executive director Michael Lazaroff as the “spark” behind the tour. “Jazz Cruises has enjoyed and is honored by its relationship with George, Marcus and David,” Lazaroff told JT in an e-mail. “They performed together on our recent cruise and I thought that they should continue as a touring group and that Jazz Cruises should sponsor the tour. Doing so is both a marketing initiative and provided an incentive to make this tour happen so that we could all enjoy their magic and music.”

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