“George Benson is the best guitarist in the world in all kinds of music. Rock, jazz, blues—he plays better than anybody else!”- B.B. King
There are legends in the world of music … and then there are icons. Appreciated as both a musician and a performer by millions, George Benson has always excelled at the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer as he has performed with everybody from Miles Davis and Eric Clapton to Stevie Wonder to Carlos Santana. A guitar virtuoso and vocal sensation for over five decades, he has dominated the Billboard Charts in a variety of styles and genres that has never been matched. A 10-time GRAMMY® award winner, George Benson began playing guitar in a nightclub at age 8 and recorded his first single record, “She Makes Me Mad” with RCA-Victor in New York at age 10. He has received numerous accolades including being recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts as a Jazz Master, the nation’s highest honor in jazz, winning the prestigious Legend Soul Train Award, and having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and has nine #1 albums.