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George Benson Tickets

George Benson

George Benson was born and raised in the Hill District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a professional musician from age 3. He started out playing straight-ahead instrumental jazz with organist Jack McDuff. Benson got his first experience playing with his several-year stint with McDuff's group. At the age of 21, Benson recorded his first album as leader, The New Boss Guitar, with Brother Jack McDuff on organ.

One of his major hits is the song This Masquerade, which is included in the top-selling album Breezin'. This album represents a shift to more commercially oriented music which brought Benson a wider audience but alienated some jazz fans. Benson continues to play outstanding jazz guitar, as evidenced on recordings such as Jimmy Smith's Off the Top, Benson's own live album Par Excellence, and Tenderly, on which Benson is accompanied by McCoy Tyner on piano.


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Date/Time Event - Venue/City More Details
Sun, Aug 26
7:30 pm
Wed, Aug 29
8:00 pm