Ten-time Grammy award-winning artist George Benson, has the rare distinction of being in the pop consciousness while remaining in the pantheon of jazz greats.
With 36 studio albums, and 8 live albums, Benson has emerged a household name best known for the 1976 three-time Grammy winning album, Breezin’, boasting the pop-jazz vocal smash “This Masquerade,” which topped the jazz, pop, and R&B charts. The album remains one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, and has been certified 3x platinum.
His 1980 soul-pop gem, “Give Me The Night,” produced by Quincy Jones and written by Rod Temperton (Michael Jackson), summited to the top of the soul single charts. In 2009, Benson was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship – the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists.