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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: March 22, 1943

Appreciated as both musician and performer by millions, George Benson has always had the duel personae of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. He has always placed his keenly discerning art in the service of a rousing good time. Rounding out his singular approach with sly, seductive rhythm and blues, he's earned himself an impeccable reputation as one of music's most enterprising and engaging stars.

Few might have predicted that striking level of stardom some forty years ago, when Benson was a fledgling guitarist working the corner pubs of his native Pittsburgh. That's where his yen to please a crowd was born. “I was an entertainer first,” he says proudly “As a kid I sang, danced and played the ukelele in a nightclub. As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am.”...
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Featured recording “Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole”

Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole

Concord Records
2013
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    Inspiration, A Tribute To Nat King Cole

    JJ-Tracks
    2013
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    Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole

    Concord Records
    2013
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    Inspiration - A Tribute To Nat King Cole

    JJ-Tracks
    2013
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    Guitar Man

    Concord Music Group
    2011
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    White Rabbit

    CTI Masterworks
    2011
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    Benson Burner

    JJ-Tracks
    2011
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    Body Talk

    CTI Masterworks
    2011
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Date Event Ticket
Jan21 George Benson
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix, AZ
Mar28 George Benson
McCallum Theatre For Performing Arts
Palm Springs, CA

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