George Benson @ Mesa Arts Center

Posted: December 26, 2012 in Concerts, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz
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Benson

George Benson‘s amazingly elegant orchestra show, “an unforgettable tribute to Nat King Cole” is now in it’s fourth year of touring and from the looks of things, this masterpiece will be in demand for a good while. Judging from the overwhelming response worldwide (from Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to three performances with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and three performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House), Mr Benson, the orchestras and choruses have been thrilling audiences at every turn. And why not? George Benson is not only one of the world’s most respected guitarists, but also one of the great vocal stylists of our time. Throw in the lush orchestral arrangements and fathomless beauty of Nat King Cole’s music and you have an experience that is truly “unforgettable.”

The presentation, featuring George Benson, his touring band, plus orchestra and chorus recaptures the magic of that glorious chapter in music created by Nat King Cole, along with all the hits for which Mr. Benson is so well known. This is a truly magnificent evening of music.

Saturday, January 26, 2013 Start time: 8 PM

Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201 (Tempe)

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