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One of the world’s greatest guitarists, George Benson is coming to Melbourne and Sydney for headline shows this April ahead of his performance at Bluesfest Byron Bay.

Since 1977, George Benson, an American icon for being part of the electric guitar revolution which changed music and popular culture forever, has won 10 Grammy Awards – and has been nominated for an additional 15. His wins include Record of the Year for “This Masquerade” (1977), Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Breezin’” (1977) and “Mornin’” (2007), Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “On Broadway” (1979) and “Give Me the Night” (1981), and Best R&B Instrumental Performance for “Theme From Good King Bad” (1977) and “Off Broadway” (1981).

Following the success of his Quincy Jones-produced pop album ‘Give Me the Night’ in 1980, George Benson’s string of pop hits includes “Love All the Hurt Away,” “Turn Your Love Around,” “Inside Love,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You” from his 1985 album ’20/20′.

George Benson gets back to Americana basics on his latest album ‘Walking to New Orleans’, the singer-guitarist’s tribute to both piano-pounding Crescent City hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry.

This Australian tour will feature his whole repertoire of hits as well as a few Fats Domino and Chuck Berry classics. Don’t miss this world-class act in April!

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The Newport Beach Jazz Festival 2019 features George Benson, Najee, Morris Day & The Time, Peter White, Richard Elliot,  DW3 and many more.

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May 31 – June 2, 2019

Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, California 92660

The 7-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features 100+ musicians of all genres, including George Benson on

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 11:00 am

Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

 

World-renowned Jazz superstars George Benson and Kenny G are teaming up for a historic co-headline touring event where each will perform songs from their career-defining albums plus greatest hits. It’s been 40 years since Jazz visionary George Benson released the groundbreaking Grammy Award-winning album Breezin’, selling over 3 million albums and topping the Jazz, R&B, and Pop Billboard charts. It’s been 25 years since Kenny G, the most celebrated instrumental musician of the modern era with his signature Jazz sound, debuted the Grammy Award-winning album Breathless, selling over 12 million copies in the United States alone.

The pair will embark on one of the most highly anticipated tours of the year, The Breezin’ & Breathless Tour making a stop at Microsoft Theater on January 28.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, California 90015

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:30PM

Diana Krall

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:30PM

Boz Scaggs / Michael McDonald

Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:30PM

Jill Scott

Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:30PM

George Benson / Kenny G
Breezin & Breathless Tour

Friday, September 15 7:30PM

Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers

The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga, California 95070 (San Jose)

Saturday, August 19, 2017 06:00 PM

Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, June 03, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Corinne Bailey Rae, Incognito, West Coast Jam featuring Rick Braun, Norman Brown & Richard Elliot, Lee Ritenour, Pieces of a Dream, Candy Dulfer, Nathan East

Sunday, June 04, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

George Benson, Chris Botti, After All: A Capital Jazz Tribute to Al Jarreau, Maysa, Jazz Funk Soul featuring Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb & Everette Harp, Kirk Whalum, Lindsey Webster

For further information and to get tickets visit http://www.capitaljazz.com/fest/tickets.php.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044