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  1. Tour Update

    February 25, 2010 by admin

    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.


  2. November 30 Kosice, Slovakia

    September 25, 2009 by admin

    Just added:  George will be performing on November 30 in Kosice, Slovakia at the Infinity Arena.  Stay tuned for more European Winter 09 tour dates.


  3. New Tour Dates

    September 17, 2009 by admin

    We are excited to announce a show on Oct. 22, 2009 in Westbury, NY as well as a string of dates throughout Europe and the Middle East.  For more information check here.


  4. New Show Announcement: Detroit 10/24

    September 1, 2009 by admin

    George Benson will be performing in Detroit at the Masonic Temple on Oct. 24.  Tickets go on sale on Sep. 5 and can be ordered here.


  5. European Tour Summer 09

    July 29, 2009 by admin

    Thank you for making the shows so much fun.

    Europe Summer 09


  6. New Shows

    July 17, 2009 by admin

    We have a couple of shows coming up in August before our Fall Tour.  On August 25th, the day that we release Songs And Stories, we will be in Milwaukee and on August 27 we will be in Philadelphia.  Check out the Tour Dates page for more info.


  7. George Benson hailed as world’s best at Montreux – Reuters

    July 15, 2009 by admin

    Check out this review from the show last night.

    By Jason Rhodes

    MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters Life!) – George Benson gave a slick performance combining unparalleled guitar chops and sophisticated jazz-soul vocals at the Montreux Jazz Festival after being hailed the world’s best axeman by BB King.

    Versatile Benson, who has played Montreux countless times in the past 25 years, had the crowd jumping in the Stravinsky Auditorium by Lake Geneva on Monday with a diverse set.

    Benson is “the best guitarist in the world in all kinds of music,” said blues legend BB King at a early hours jam session the previous night. “Rock, jazz, blues – he plays better than anybody else!”

    After an early career building on the guitar techniques of jazz heroes like Wes Montgomery and Grant Green, Benson tapped a wider audience from the mid-70s with a broad repertoire designed to show off his talents as a singer as well as guitarist.

    Benson, looking younger than his 66 years in white pants and open-neck black shirt, gave a guitar master class with a jazz-funk number and the upbeat “Weekend in L.A.”

    Standing legs apart with his guitar strapped high, Benson’s fingers flitted effortlessly over the fretboard of his guitar, making the most difficult of improvisations look simple.

    The ten-time Grammy Award winner then treated the audience to his finely judged vocals on “Nature Boy” and other crowd-pleasers ranging from soulful ballads to rock, before having to pause for breath after the energetic “20/20 Vision.”

    Jamaican keyboardist Monty Alexander, who stole the show in the main hall on Friday, then joined Benson for an improvisational feast on “At The Mambo Inn” as Benson doubled up on his scat vocal lines with guitar.

    The whole audience was on its feet dancing by the time Benson ended his set with the disco funk of “Give Me The Night” and the crowd called him back for two encores.

    The first, an improvised blues, saw Benson’s vocal skills tested to the limit by jazz singer Rachelle Ferrell in a virtuoso scat duel, before Benson and friends rounded off an exciting performance with “On Broadway.”

    “George Benson is part of Montreux,” said festival organizer Claude Nobs. “Each time he comes with different music, different musicians, but each time he comes with the same huge talent and huge soul.”


  8. European Tour

    July 4, 2009 by admin
    Palais Des Congres

    Palais Des Congres

    Off to a great start.  Looking forward to seeing many of you.


  9. European Tour

    July 3, 2009 by admin

    Hello Royal Albert Hall,

    Tonight is the first night of our European Tour. Looking forward to seeing you all.


  10. Summer Tour Dates

    March 11, 2008 by admin

    George is on a summer tour throughout Europe.  Check out the Tour Page for all upcoming shows.