Gene Dunlap

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Gene Dunlap
Drummer Gene Dunlap.jpg
Background information
Born Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Soul, disco, R&B, jazz
Occupation(s) Drummer, bandleader[1]
Labels Capitol[1]
Associated acts Earl Klugh,
Gene Dunlap Band[1]

Gene Dunlap, born June 19, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan, is an American jazz/soul/disco drummer[1] and bandleader.

Life and work[edit]

Gene Dunlap was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and he began playing drums as a high school student.[1] 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.[1] As a vocalist, he sounded like Diana Ross.

Afterward, he rejoined Earl Klugh during the mid-1970s,[1] 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.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Gene Dunlap Band - Detroit Jazz Festival". 31 August 2013.