George Benson, iconic American guitarist, NEA Jazz Master and 10-time GRAMMY® winner is coming to the CCA's Steena Murray Mainstage. This legendary performer has the rare distinction of being in the pop consciousness while remaining in the pantheon of jazz greats. As a singer-songwriter, he fearlessly follows the melody across genres and eras, as well as defies expectations with elegance and imagination. His honeyed vocals, guitar lines that veer from lyrical to dazzling, and his penchant for slick grooves have led to collaborations with musicians like Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Idina Menzel, Steve Aoki, and the Gorillaz. At the age of 80, he has been recording albums for seven decades, starting his career at the age of nine.
George will play iconic cuts from his legendary albums and will also play songs from his most recent album Weekend in London.