George Benson is an American jazz and funk singer-songwriter and musician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Starting his music career in 1954, he recorded his debut single, She Makes Me Mad, aged 10, under the name Little Georgie. He released his debut album, ‘The New Boss Guitar’ in 1964 and has released 33 albums, the latest being ‘Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole’, in 2013. He is best known for ‘Breezin’, released in 1976, which went triple platinum and hit #1 in the Billboard Hot 200, as well as ‘Livin' Inside Your Love’, which came out in 1979, and ‘Give Me the Night’, released in 1980.
He is a true live performer who has toured alongside big names to all corners of the globe, including Hampton Court Palace Festival. Over his career, he's won ten Grammy Awards and the NEA Jazz Master Award.
In 2017, Benson contributed You’ll Be In My Heart to the forthcoming release of ‘Jazz Loves Disney 2 – My Kind Of Magic’ album. In July, the guitar makers Ibanez created a limited run of his signature guitars to mark his 40th anniversary. Benson's latest album ‘The Ultimate Collection’ features a deluxe 2-CD, 36-song collection which features his greatest hits, including “When I Fall In Love” with Idina Menzel.
George Benson has now announced nine UK shows in June, including two nights at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
An absolutely wonderful evening filled with genuine emotion.
London Royal Albert Hall on June 25 2014
My husband and I were fortunate enough to see George Benson last night at the Royal Albert Hall. It was an amazing concert. He was spectacular. We would think by the attitude of the audience that without a shadow of a doubt everyone enjoyed the night - the Albert Hall was absolutely alive with emotion.