American recording artist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter
George Benson performing in Madrid, 2009
|Born||March 22, 1943|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk|
|Years active||1954 (as little George Benson)|
|Labels||Prestige Records (1964–65)|
Columbia Records (1966–67)
Verve Records (1968)
A&M Records (1968–70)
CTI Records (1971–76)
Warner Bros. Records (1976–94)
GRP Records (1995–2005)
Concord Records (2006–present)
|Associated acts||Jack McDuff, Earl Klugh, Al Jarreau, Joe Farrell, Count Basie Orchestra, McCoy Tyner, Joe Sample, Fuse One, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian|
Benson began as a child prodigy. He first came into being familiar in the 1960s. He played soul jazz with other singers. He later launched a successful solo career. He alternates between jazz, pop, R&B singing and scat singing.