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George Benson, Albert Hall – review Backed by a meaty, well-drilled group, Benson delivers a judicious mixture of jazz standards and the big-selling lurve-songs his fans demand. Jack Massarik Photo Credit: Nanni Zedda It takes a true star to fill the Royal Albert Hall on a European Cup semi-final night, something George Benson achieved with [...]
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 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.
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 [...]
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.
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By Atiyyah Khan A charismatic George Benson thrilled journalists with stories, speaking openly and with ease on his arrival at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, taking a trip down memory lane. He described his earliest days as a musician, as a “speed-demon” guitarist, and traced how it was that he learnt to slow down. [...]
We just updated the tour dates section with 7 shows in the UK at the end of May and first week of June as well as new dates in Concord, CA and Kansas City, MO. For more info click here.
The 6th annual Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards takes place FRIDAY APRIL 23RD, 2010 in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario where George will be honored for contributing to the success of the Smooth Jazz format in Canada. David Sanborn will be honored with the 2010 George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award. All [...]
When creating Songs And Stories we decided to video tape the recording sessions and give you a look into the making of the record. Those sessions were the heart of The George Benson Sessions: The Making of Songs And Stories. We just uploaded the last video It Aint Over which you can view on the [...]