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George Benson

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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Events

Date Time Detail Price
Aug25Sat 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
George Benson
Thornton Winery
Temecula, CA
Aug29Wed 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
George Benson
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
Oct27Sat 18:30 18:30
George Benson
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK

Discography

Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole

Inspiration: A...

Concord Records
2013

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Guitar Man

Guitar Man

Concord Music Group
2011

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White Rabbit

White Rabbit

CTI Masterworks
2011

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Body Talk

Body Talk

CTI Masterworks
2011

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