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The Official Website of George Benson

Last Build Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:30:29 +0000


Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:58:27 +0000

  All confirmed performances and ticket links can be found on the “Tour Dates” tab!

1990s to present

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:40:12 +0000

To commemorate the long-term relationship between Benson and Ibanez and to celebrate 30 years of collaboration on the GB Signature Models, Ibanez created the GB30TH, a very limited-edition model featuring a gold-foil finish inspired by the traditional Japanese Garahaku art form. In 2009, Benson was recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts as a Jazz […]

1970’s to 1980’s

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:19:52 +0000

By the mid- to late-1970s, as he recorded for Warner Bros. Records, a whole new audience began to discover Benson. With the 1976 release Breezin’, Benson sang a lead vocal on the track “This Masquerade”, which became a huge pop hit and won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. In 1976, George Benson […]

The Early Years

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:27:32 +0000

Benson was born and raised in the Hill District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of seven, he first played the ukulele in a corner drug store, for which he was paid a few dollars. At the age of eight, he played guitar in an unlicensed nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights, but the police […]

Ibanez releases 40th Anniversary GB Model Guitar

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:21:20 +0000

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 […]

Ultimate Collection Available Now!

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:35:14 +0000

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:

SCC Music Showcase – Feb. 12

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:02:31 +0000

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 […]

NAMM 15 Signing

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:40:46 +0000

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

Barnes and Noble Book Signing

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:21:57 +0000

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

Benson: The Autobiography Limited Edition Pre-Order

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:00:09 +0000

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 […]