Benson, George

Benson, George

(1943–  ) musician; born in Pittsburgh, Pa. A respected jazz guitarist who gained unprecedented success in popular music, he worked as a sideman with Brother Jack McDuff in 1963–65, made his first solo records in 1966, and was a staff musician for CTI Records between 1970–75. In 1976, his recording "Breezin'" became the first of several Top Ten records that he released.
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Saturday's headliners Chaka Khan, George Benson, George Duke and Stanley Clarke performed their popular classic and new hits that had the audience singing along and dancing in the aisles.
Pupils (from left) Charlie Benson, George Morley, Dan Williams, Thomas Clayton, Jack Carroll, Pippa Skuse, Amber Kershaw, Holly Patterson, Isabella Carter, Anand Dosanjh, Thea Thomas, Robert Collier, Lucia McCosker-New and Aneekka Rajkumar with the old phone books they collected for recycling.
Alan Johnson, Eddie Morse, John Nolan, Ian Mellor, Ken Fairburn' Julian Shellard, Mike Blakemore, John Woodhall' Danny Parkinson-Witte, Alex Watson, Jon Bellfield, Paul Campbell' Jason Jasper, Declan Power, Martyn Cartwright, Graham Crowe' Steve Benson, George Jennings, Louise Archer, Damien Siviter' Tim Magee, Ciaran McIntyre, Jon Bellfield, Tim Carey' Chris Monk, John Stephen, Paul Watson' David Thompson, Henry Bellfield, Marcus Jordan, Brian Thompson' Andy Benson, Barry Roberts, Gil Hayward
Featured artists include George Benson, George Duke, Michael Franks, Fourplay, Bob James, Boney James, Earl Klugh, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, and the YellowJackets.