|Born||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Genres||Soul, disco, R&B, jazz|
|Associated acts||Earl Klugh,
Gene Dunlap Band
Life and work
Gene Dunlap was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and he began playing drums as a high school student. He joined the guitarist Earl Klugh as a drummer. In later years, he also performed with Roy Ayers, who played the vibraphone, and guitarist Grant Green. As a vocalist, he sounded like Diana Ross.
Afterward, he rejoined Earl Klugh during the mid-1970s, to record a series of albums during a period of 20 years, including some albums for Capitol Records. After 1994, Dunlap quit performing and taught inner city youth in Detroit, but returned as a bandleader/drummer in April 2000.
- "Gene Dunlap Band - Detroit Jazz Festival". www.Detroitjazzfest.com. 31 August 2013.