George Benson

George Benson

 

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George Benson (born March 22, 1943)[3] is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin' was certified triple-platinum, hitting no. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976.[4] His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following.[4] He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Highlights10

George Benson-In Concert-
Album
George Benson-In Concert- is an album by musical artist George Benson, released on February 17, 2017.
The New Boss Guitar Of George Benson
Song
The New Boss Guitar Of George Benson is a song by musical artist George Benson, released on February 14, 2017.
Love Songs In Concert
Album
Love Songs In Concert is an album by musical artist George Benson, released on November 25, 2016.
The Greatest Love of All
 
"The Greatest Love of All" is a song written by composers Michael Masser (music) and Linda Creed (lyrics).

Photos - George Benson455

Popular Albums88

Album Appearances & References101

Popular Songs14

Live Album Appearances & References4

Song Appearances & References9

Musical Groups1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Collaborators & Influencers48

Other Music-Related Relationships14

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations10

Events1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles544

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts2

News Articles6

George Benson's Resorts show will feature all the hits with a touch of improv
  –  August 22, 2017
Even after nearly a lifetime as a performer, acclaimed guitarist-singer George Benson strives to stay in the moment each time he takes the stage. With a career that spans jazz, R&B, soul and funk, the 10-time Grammy-winner waits until he’s in front of an ...
Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson shine at Montreux Jazz Festival
  –  July 14, 2017
The French-Lebanese trumpet player and composer, making his first appearance since 2006, followed veteran George Benson who performed for the 25th ... who died in 2004. The American musician, whose voice is still strong and mellifluous at age 74, played ...
Legendary Musician George Benson to Perform at Sunset Station Amphitheater Sept. 16
  –  July 12, 2017
Legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist George Benson is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Sunset Amphitheater at Sunset Station on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. (Photo credit: Vince Ricardel). Located ...
George Benson, Ibrahim Maalouf shine at the Montreux Jazz Festival
  –  July 14, 2017
The French-Lebanese trumpet player and composer, making his first appearance since 2006, followed veteran George Benson who performed for the 25th time on the famed Swiss stage. Quincy Jones, producer of Benson’s 1980 mega-hit Give Me The Night and a ...
Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson shine at Montreux Jazz Festival
  –  July 14, 2017
The French-Lebanese trumpet player and composer, making his first appearance since 2006, followed veteran George Benson who performed for the 25th time on the famed Swiss stage. Quincy Jones, producer of Benson's 1980 mega-hit "Give Me The Night" and a ...
Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson shine at Montreux Jazz Festival
  –  July 14, 2017
The French-Lebanese trumpet player and composer, making his first appearance since 2006, followed veteran George Benson who performed for the 25th time on the famed Swiss stage. Quincy Jones, producer of Benson's 1980 mega-hit "Give Me The Night" and a ...

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