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<p>A self-described classical geek, D. Floyd attended The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Northwest. He tried out for a spot with the band Rare Essence in the early-1980s and clinched the job with his rendition of Grover Washington's "Mr. Magic."</p>

A self-described classical geek, D. Floyd attended The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Northwest. He tried out for a spot with the band Rare Essence in the early-1980s and clinched the job with his rendition of Grover Washington's "Mr. Magic."

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Go-Go Legend D. Floyd to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at Howard Theatre

Go-go legend Donnell “D. Floyd” Floyd will celebrate his 30th anniversary in the music industry on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 p.m. at the historic Howard Theater.

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D. Floyd Recalls 30 Years in 'Go-Go'

Over the course of his 30-year career, Familiar Faces vocalist and saxophonist D. Floyd has performed with some of the go-go industry’s most prolific acts in countless venues in the D.C. metropolitan area, across the country and around the world.