George was a child prodigy that sang and played guitar and released his first album at the age of 10. As a young man he started playing Jazz and Bebop and as well as releasing his own albums he worked as a sideman with the likes of Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Turrentine.
Benson’s landmark album “Breezin’” introduced him to a whole new audience and earned him the first ever platinum Jazz album in 1976. This album also featured Benson’s vocals on “This Masquerade". At this time George also recorded “The Greatest Love of All” a song later made famous by Whitney Houston as well as recording with Stevie Wonder as a guitarist and back up vocalist. His collaborations with legendary producer Quincy Jones produced some of his most popular Pop/Jazz recordings.
George continues to record and tour with the worlds Jazz elite including Al Jareau, Marcus millar, Steve Lukather and Wynton Marsalis. His discography includes 36 studio albums and 5 live albums.
Put on your whits safari suit and strap yourself in for this video of George performing with Carlos Santana in the 70’s.