Benson is one of the greatest guitarists in the history of jazz, he is also a respected writer and composer. His versatility allows him to move naturally between styles, from jazz to disco through pop, soul and funk. However, his style is his alone.
This peerless lead player is also one of the best rhythm guitarists in the world, a brilliant back-up for
any other musician or singer who can excel due to Benson’s matchless sense of rhythm, particularly in the soul-jazz genre. He also has a lush, soulful tenor voice in a style similar to Stevie Wonder. His greatest achievement, however, has been to blend his own unique style with the sensuality of rhythm and blues, something that has won him no less than eight Grammy Awards, along with the reputation of being one of the most engaging artists in the world of music.
Benson began his career as a singer, performing in nightclubs when he was just eight years old. Nearly a decade later he formed a rock band, using the guitar his stepfather had made for him. He was quickly influenced by jazz greats Christian Montgomery and Charlie Parker, which led to his passion for the musical form.
Some of his greatest hits include On Broadway, Give Me The Night, Turn Your Love Around and Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You.
The maturity and confidence of this elder statesman of jazz guitar allows him to play and perform with a voice that is both assured and perfect, but that can still ignite a flame of passion.He is a legend in the world of music with an unequalled versatility, a first-class delivery and above all, an unexpected side that surprises fans and critics alike.
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