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Feb 21, 2019

George Benson Pays Tribute to Chuck Berry, Fats Domino on ‘Walking to New Orleans’

George Benson gets back to Americana basics on ‘Walking to New Orleans‘, the legendary jazz guitarist’s double-barreled tribute to both piano-pounding Crescent City hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry. “I’m a great appreciator of the music made by both of those guys,” says Benson, who reanimates their genius […]

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Feb 21, 2017

Ibanez releases 40th Anniversary GB Model Guitar

George Benson and Ibanez began a creative journey 40 years ago. It started with the goal of building a guitar suited to please a master jazz musician. Along the way, a legendary instrument was created for guitarists of every genre, all over the world. Now, Ibanez proudly celebrates with the release of two magnificent 40th […]

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Apr 23, 2015

Ultimate Collection Available Now!

The Ultimate Collection is now available! This deluxe 2-CD, 36-song collection features George Benson’s greatest hits, including “The Greatest Love Of All,” “20/20,” “Love X Love,” and duets including “When I Fall In Love” with Idina Menzel. Also included are special extended versions and rarities. Available now on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/UltCollection2CD

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Jan 27, 2015

SCC Music Showcase – Feb. 12

Press Release: The Scottsdale Community College Music Department presents its annual Music Showcase Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at the school’s Performing Arts Center. For the fourth year, legendary jazz musician and singer George Benson will be on hand to present the scholarship named in his honor to a top SCC music student. The evening, which […]

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Jan 22, 2015

NAMM 15 Signing

Attending NAMM this year?  Come by the Monster booth Room 201c, Level 2 at 1pm Friday, Jan. 23rd.

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Sep 30, 2014

Barnes and Noble Book Signing

Come meet George this Saturday, October 4th, 2pm at the Barnes and Noble in Scottsdale and get your copy of Benson: The Autobiography signed. Barnes and Noble 10500 North 90th St. Scottsdale, AZ 480-391-0048

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Jul 17, 2014

Benson: The Autobiography Limited Edition Pre-Order

To celebrate the release of Benson: The Autobiography, we have developed a special limited edition package which you can only get here with the purchase of the book. We have printed 150 limited edition serigraphs of a rare image from the George Benson archive. Each 16″ × 20″ serigraph is individually hand printed and numbered […]

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Jun 15, 2014

Benson: The Autobiography Sample Chapter

Benson: The Autobiography follows George’s remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of South Africa, and everywhere in between. An unparalleled storyteller, Benson tells of navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis and performing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Quincy […]

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Feb 13, 2014

Congrats Noah Simpson.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient SCC student and trumpet player Noah Simpson on winning the George Benson Honorary Scholarship. Each year, the Scottsdale Community College Music Department presents its annual Music Showcase and grants the George Benson Honorary Scholarship. This year’s visit by Mr. Benson marks the third year he’s been on campus to present […]

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Jan 08, 2014

Ronnie Scott’s

“The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the greatest legends of jazz, soul and popular music in the intimate surroundings of Ronnie Scott’s sold out to club members within six minutes of going on sale. The two shows which will take place on 18th June have been the club’s fastest selling shows to date.” – […]

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Dec 28, 2013

USA Today: The year in music.

Thank you to Elysa Gardner from USA Today for the inclusion of Inspiration in her year end top list. Click here to read the list.

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Dec 06, 2013

2014 Summer UK Tour

George Benson will be performing his Greatest Hits live this June in the UK.  Tickets are now available here.

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Aug 27, 2013

Australian Tour Press

The Inspiration tour hits Australia to glowing reviews. Mercury (Hobart) 15.8.13 Courier Mail Brisbane 17.8.13 West Australian 21.8.13

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Jul 09, 2013

Summer Shows, BBC Breakfast

Catch George throughout the summer  as he visits and performs in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Tunisia, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan and China.  Stay up to date on all shows here. George recently paid a visit to our friends at BBC Breakfast.  In cased you missed it, you can view it here.

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May 30, 2013

Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. Set for release June 4, 2013

After four years of touring and developing “An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole,” the legendary George Benson makes his most inspired album: Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.  Set for release June 4, 2013, this recording is one of the most meaningful of Benson’s career and is a testament to the spirit of […]

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Jan 05, 2013

Nat King Cole tribute album – Pledge Music

I’m recording a new Nat King Cole tribute album with an orchestra and would love for you to be a part of it! I’ve had the idea to record an album featuring the music of Nat King Cole for quite some time now. Thanks to my long history with Concord Records, together we arranged an […]

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Oct 03, 2012

Fender Signature Amp

Signature amp and cab especially fine-tuned for jazz guitarist George Benson SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 1, 2012) — It is with great pride that Fender announces the release of the GB Hot Rod Deluxe comboand GB Hot Rod Deluxe 112 Enclosure – two elegant performance machines designed in close collaboration with Grammy Award-winning jazz guitar virtuoso George Benson. […]

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Jun 29, 2012

Royal Albert Hall – Show Review

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 […]

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Apr 05, 2012

Chicago Times Show Review

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 […]

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Feb 27, 2012

European Summer Tour

We just added a tour dates for this summer’s European tour with stops in the UK, Paris, Stuttgart and Hungary.  More information can be found here.

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Guitar Man wins NAACP Award for Best Jazz Album

Congratulations to all that made Guitar Man, the Best Jazz Album at the 43rd Annual NAACP Awards show.

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Jan 20, 2012

43rd NAACP Image Awards

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.

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Sep 22, 2011

Guitar Man is available now!

Order Guitar Man on GeorgeBenson.com and get signed CDs, exclusive Deluxe Packages and exclusive bonus tracks. Click here for details. You can also pick up Guitar Man at Best Buy, Amazon or iTunes – thanks to all the fans! You can win a guitar signed by George Benson! Click here for guitar details, and your […]

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Aug 08, 2011

Guitar Man – New album, free download and new tour dates!

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 […]

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Jun 13, 2011

In the studio creating the Guitar Man

Last weekend was history in the making. George recorded at Capitol Recording Studios with Harvey Mason on drums, Joe Sample and David Garfield on keys and Ben Williams on bass. The legendary, Grammy Award winning engineer, Al Schmidt, was at the board along with Grammy Award winning Producer, John Burk. A late September release titled […]

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Dec 07, 2010

Songs and Stories nominated for a Grammy

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

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Nov 22, 2010

Benson peaks after tribute

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 […]

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10x Grammy Winner George Benson Supports Canadian Music School Scholarship Fund

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. […]

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Nov 15, 2010

The Late Show with David Letterman. Dec. 7, 2010

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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Nov 01, 2010

Blast from the past

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Jul 16, 2010

Les Victoires du Jazz

Découvrez Les victoires du Jazz en ouverture de Jazz à Juan sur Culturebox !

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Jul 02, 2010

Sydney Opera House

George will be teaming up with the Sydney Symphony bringing his tribute show, An Unforgettable Tribute To Nat King Cole, to the Sydney Opera House this November for 3 consecutive nights of nights. -mgmt

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Jun 25, 2010

Ottawa Citizen Preview

A husband at age 18, guitarist-singer George Benson knew music as a career was a risky proposition, so he tried other jobs, becoming as handy with tools as he was with a guitar. But then a sudden realization hit him. Photograph by: Paul Kane, Getty Images George Benson buried the hatchet for music Career choice […]

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Jun 16, 2010

Playboy Jazz Festival, Day 2 Review

(Hollywood Bowl, 17,372 seats, $20-$150) Presented by Playboy Enterprises. Reviewed June 13, 2010. Emcee: Bill Cosby. Performers: George Benson, with Earl Klugh; Manhattan Transfer; Salif Keita; Tiempo Libre; Bobby Hutcherson and Cedar Walton; Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; Esperanza Spalding; Robert Randolph and the Family Band; Cos’ of Good Music, with Ingrid […]

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Jun 09, 2010

Tour Update

We are currently finalizing a summer tour throughout Europe and Africa along with a run of dates in Australia this November.  New dates can be found here.

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Apr 08, 2010

New tour dates

We just added a few new shows to our summer schedule.  Chicago in August and Curacao in September.  Check out all of the dates here.

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Apr 06, 2010

The Sunday Independent – Cape Town

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. […]

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Mar 23, 2010

Michel Legrand’s 50th Anniversary Tribute March 27

Three-time Oscar and five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Michel Legrand will perform a tribute to his 50 years of music and movies at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 27. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Over the course of his 50-year career, Legrand has composed more than 200 film and television scores […]

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Mar 16, 2010

Monster Turbine Contest Winner

Congratulations to Walt Patterson for winning the Monster Gold Edition Turbine Contest!

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Feb 25, 2010

Tour Update

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.

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Jan 20, 2010

Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

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 […]

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Dec 16, 2009

Songs And Stories High Definition Surround Super Disc

To give fans a new level of audio and video quality, Songs And Stories has been released on the high definition surround (HDS) format and is available at Best Buy NOW.

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Dec 13, 2009

The George Benson Sessions: The Making of Songs And Stories

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 […]

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Nov 11, 2009

The George Benson Sessions: Someday We’ll All Be Free LIVE

We just uploaded the video for Someday We’ll All Be Free.  Enjoy.

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

George recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon leading the house band The Roots.  In case you missed it you can view the episode here.

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Oct 06, 2009

Tavis Smiley Tonight Oct. 6 on PBS

Be sure to catch George on the Tavis Smiley show tonight on PBS.

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Oct 02, 2009

Who’s Hot In Hollywood – USA Today

Here is a spotlight piece on Songs And Stories that recently appeared in USA Today.

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Sep 25, 2009

November 30 Kosice, Slovakia

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.

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Sep 23, 2009

Jimmy Kimmel Live Tomorrow Night, Wednesday Sep. 23!

Tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow night (Sep. 23) to see George perform throughout the show.

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Sep 17, 2009

New Tour Dates

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.

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Sep 11, 2009

LA Times Review

George Benson’s wish-list fulfillment The guitarist’s latest album features songs penned by some of his favorites; Bill Withers even adds a new one. By Chris Barton August 30, 2009 After his Grammy nomination-dappled team-up with Al Jarreau, 2006’s “Givin’ It Up,” veteran guitarist George Benson again wanted to work with artists he had long admired. […]

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Sep 10, 2009

Come In From The Cold Video

The making of video for Come In From The Cold is now live.  Enjoy.

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Twitter Fan?

For those of you that are fans of Twitter and are following @GBguitar, the Grammy Museum will be “tweeting” a play by play of tomorrow night’s event.  Follow @theGrammyMuseum for the updates.

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Sep 04, 2009

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight Video Uploaded

We just uploaded another video from the George Benson Sessions: The Making of Songs And Stories.  Enjoy.

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Sep 02, 2009

Los Angeles In Store Appearance and Signing

On Friday, September 11, 2009 at 7:00PM George will be appearing at Borders in Century City to promote and sign copies of his new record Songs And Stories. BORDERS 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA   90067 310-552-1411

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Sep 01, 2009

New Show Announcement: Detroit 10/24

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.

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Aug 29, 2009

In Store Appearance Tomorrow in Washington DC.

To celebrate the release of Songs And Stories, George Benson will be appearing at the Borders on 931A Capital Centre Blvd.  Largo, MD  20774 Saturday, August 29 at 5:00pm.

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Aug 26, 2009

American Express Presents An Evening With George Benson

Congratulations to James Higgins.  James won a pair of tickets to the Grammy Museum event on Thursday, September 10, 2009; 8:00pm Join Executive Director Robert Santelli as he interviews guitar legend and jazz master George Benson in the Museum’s state-of-the-art GRAMMY® Sound Stage. Before an intimate audience of 200, hear Benson in conversation about his […]

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Aug 25, 2009

Songs And Stories In Stores Now.

George Benson’s new CD shows warmth of his guitar and voice 10:48 AM CDT on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 By MARIO TARRADELL Music Critic mtarradell@dallasnews.com Ask George Benson whether he’s a guitarist or a vocalist first and he’ll simply answer, “Both.” “I put so much time on each instrument,” he says by phone from Paradise […]

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Aug 21, 2009

Telephone Call Away

The video for the making of Telephone Call Away is now live.  Enjoy.

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Aug 20, 2009

Songs And Stories Online Premiere

Our friends at iLike are streaming Songs And Stories in its entirety.  Head on over and give a listen. **UPDATE: iLike is having a technical issue which is causing the full album stream to feature :30 snippets.  They are in the process of rectifying this issue and will return the full stream shortly.

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Aug 15, 2009

Modern Guitars Magazine Interview

Read the Modern Guitar Magazine interview here.

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Aug 13, 2009

Show Me The Love Video

Is up and live.  Enjoy.

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Aug 12, 2009

New Music

We just added a few new songs from Songs And Stories in the music section. Songs And Stories.  In stores Aug. 25.

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Jul 31, 2009

Exotica…the making of.

The making of Exotica now available for viewing here.

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Jul 30, 2009

Family Reunion Now Available on iTunes

Check out new music from Songs And Stories.  Family Reunion is now available on iTunes. Enjoy

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Jul 29, 2009

European Tour Summer 09

Thank you for making the shows so much fun.

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Jul 24, 2009

Nuthin But A Party

Check out the new behind the scenes video from the making of Songs And Stories.

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Jul 17, 2009

New Shows

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.

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Jul 15, 2009

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

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 […]

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Jul 10, 2009

Living In High Definition

We hope you are enjoying Living In High Definition.  We just uploaded a new video on the making of the song with Lamont Dozier.  Enjoy. TRACKLISTING 1.  Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 2.  Family Reunion 3.  Show Me the Love 4.  A Telephone Call Away 5.  Someday We’ll All Be Free 6.  Nuthin’ But […]

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Jul 07, 2009

Songs And Stories to be released August 25th

National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master and 10X Grammy-winning, legendary musician George Benson will release his new album on August 25th entitled Songs and Stories, his second for Concord Records / Monster Music. The album is a collection of tunes penned by some of the most prolific and enduring songwriters of the last half-century. […]

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Jul 04, 2009

European Tour

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

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Jul 03, 2009

European Tour

Hello Royal Albert Hall, Tonight is the first night of our European Tour. Looking forward to seeing you all.

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Jul 01, 2009

Songs And Stories In Stores August 25th

George  Benson Songs And Stories In Stores August 25, 2009 iTunes Exclusive European Release July 15, 2009 To celebrate the release of Songs And Stories, we are offering our fans a Free Download. Click Here to download mp3. [singlepic id=44 w=320 h=240 float=left]

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New T-Shirt

George Benson Black Logo T-Shirt – Womens Fitted, black, capped sleeve t-shirt with George Benson guitar logo. Custom made, 160 gsm, single jersey, supersoft cotton with ribbed neck and twin needle sleeve. Available in small, medium, large and extra large. Purchase it here. [singlepic id=69 w=320 h=240 float=left]

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Mar 11, 2008

Summer Tour Dates

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

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