David Duke played in the UCLA band in the 1950s and has been sought after in Hollywood studios since the 1960s. He was a member of the Westwood Wind Quintet and played with ensembles such Henry Mancini, the Monterey Jazz Orchestra, Neil Norman, and the Abnuceals Emuukha Eletric Orchestra (organized by Frank Zappa).
David has performed with countless artists and composers for over four decades, including Cannonball Adderley, Teresa Brewer, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Newman, Kenny Rogers, Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinsen, John Williams, and Nancy Wilson. Recordings include The Beach Boys, The Carpenters, Natlie Cole, Judy Collins, Miles Davis, John Denver, Neil Diamond, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Johnny Mathis, Prince, and Frank Sinatra.
Movie soundtracks include Agent Cody Banks, Along Came a Spider, Cats and Dogs, The Chronicles of Riddick, Collateral Damage, The Color Purple, Constantine, Dragonfly, Dreamcatcher, Elf, King Kong, The Legend of Zorro, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Meet the Fockers, Panic Room, Paycheck, Peter Pan, Red Dawn, Rocky II, Star Trek: Nemesis, Under the Tuscan Sun, and War of the Worlds.