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George Benson brings his iconic sound back to Mesa Arts Center. With a career spanning four decades, Benson has been heralded as a jazz guitarist of unparalleled chops and a vocalist with great emotional range and sophistication—And a spectacular combination of both. Back by popular demand from his 2012 sold-out performance, George Benson teams up once more with The Phoenix Symphony for a show of Benson’s original hits including “Breezin’”, “This Masquerade” and more. Don’t miss this spectacular one-night-only performance!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 7:30 pm

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



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)