There are legends in the world of music and then there are icons. A former child prodigy, George Benson first came into prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. His 1974 release `Bad Benson` climbed to the top of the Billboard jazz chart however his 1976 release LP `Breezin` sprung his career into new heights and was a significant album in terms of popular music history being the first jazz album to be certified platinum, which later went triple platinum. Also in 1976, Benson appeared as a guitarist and back up vocalist on Stevie Wonder`s song `Another Star`.
His 1980 breakthrough pop album `Give Me The Night` produced by Quincy Jones charted in the pop/R&B top 10 and later won a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. In total George Benson has won 10 Grammy awards throughout his career as well as receiving a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
George Benson has achieved tremendous international crossover success from the 1970s to present day – from jazz to pop and from instrument innovator to vocal sensations. Don`t miss him live in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg in an up close and personal arena set up `An Evening with George Benson` featuring all the hits including `Give Me The Night`, `Turn Your Love Around`, `The Greatest Love Of All`, `Nothing`s Going to Change My Love`, `Breezin, `This Masquarade` and many more.