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I’m recording a new Nat King Cole tribute album with an orchestra and would love for you to be a part of it! I’ve had the idea to record an album featuring the music of Nat King Cole for quite some time now. Thanks to my long history with Concord Records, together we arranged an [...]
Signature amp and cab especially fine-tuned for jazz guitarist George Benson SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 1, 2012) — It is with great pride that Fender announces the release of the GB Hot Rod Deluxe comboand GB Hot Rod Deluxe 112 Enclosure – two elegant performance machines designed in close collaboration with Grammy Award-winning jazz guitar virtuoso George Benson. [...]
George Benson re-ignites his hits at the Chicago Theatre. Howard ReichArts critic 11:25 a.m. CDT, March 24, 2012 He’s still got it. Though his 70th birthday arrives next year, singer-guitarist George Benson epitomized youth and exuberance Friday night at the Chicago Theatre, where he tore through his hits at faster tempos and higher energy levels than [...]
Congratulations to all that made Guitar Man, the Best Jazz Album at the 43rd Annual NAACP Awards show.
Congratulations to all involved in the making of Guitar Man. It was announced today that Guitar Man has been nominated for Outstanding Jazz Album. Catch the broadcast on Feb. 17 LIVE 8/7C on NBC. More info on the awards can be viewed here.
Order Guitar Man on GeorgeBenson.com and get signed CDs, exclusive Deluxe Packages and exclusive bonus tracks. Click here for details. You can also pick up Guitar Man at Best Buy, Amazon or iTunes – thanks to all the fans! You can win a guitar signed by George Benson! Click here for guitar details, and your [...]
Guitar Man is out on October 4, 2011! It’s available to pre order now on Amazon. Click here to check it out on Amazon. Guitar Man will also be available at iTunes on October 4, 2011 + there will be a special deluxe edition with bonus tracks available only at Best Buy, also on October [...]
Last weekend was history in the making. George recorded at Capitol Recording Studios with Harvey Mason on drums, Joe Sample and David Garfield on keys and Ben Williams on bass. The legendary, Grammy Award winning engineer, Al Schmidt, was at the board along with Grammy Award winning Producer, John Burk. A late September release titled [...]
Congratulations to George and all who were involved in making Songs and Stories. Songs and Stories is nominated for a Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album! -mgmt
The voice of The Peddlers, Roy Phillips, opened with an impressive jazzy keyboard and smoky vocals. Phillips was an unexpected but welcome treat with versions of Misty, Last Train to Clarksville and his own compositions. Then came the man we had been waiting for, with his mile-wide smile and rich tones. Dressed in a black [...]
1000 ISLANDS, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 17, 2010) – Multi Grammy award winner and platinum selling artist George Benson met with All You Need Music at the Ottawa Jazz festival last June and signed one of his signature series Ibanez guitars in support of All You Need Music’s collaboration with the Canada Music Academy scholarship fund. [...]
On Tuesday, December 7th, George will be appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman. George will be performing songs from his latest album, Songs and Stories along with a few of his timeless hits with Paul Schaeffer and the CBS Orchestra.