George Benson

George Benson's smooth jazz guitar playing, and soulful vocals have captivated audiences worldwide for decades. Renowned for his impeccable technique and innate sense of groove, Benson has achieved remarkable success both as a solo artist and as a collaborator with some of the biggest names in jazz and R&B.


With timeless hits like "Give Me the Night" and "Breezin'," Benson's influence extends far beyond the jazz world, earning him numerous awards and accolades throughout his illustrious career.

The mid- to late-1970s were arguably his heyday, as he recorded for Warner Bros. Records, a whole new audience began to discover Benson. With the 1976 release Breezin’, Benson sang a lead vocal on the track “This Masquerade”, which became a huge pop hit and won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

In 1976, George Benson appeared as a guitarist and backup vocalist on Stevie Wonder’s song “Another Star” from Wonder’s album Songs in the Key of Life. He also recorded the original version of “The Greatest Love of All” for the 1977 Muhammad Ali bio-pic, The Greatest, which was later covered by Whitney Houston as “Greatest Love of All”.

Songs: Give me the night, This Masquerade

Gear: Ibanez Guitar   Fender amplifier   

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