George Benson

American guitarist and singer

George Washington Benson (born March 22, 1943) is a ten-time Grammy awards-winning American musician and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist.

George Benson in 2009


  • I spent a lot of time teaching myself theory and harmony so I could be free to express myself on the instrument. I learned what relatives and substitutes could be played against a root of a chord, like E minor related to G, and so forth. I've also gathered all this knowledge because for ten years all I've done is play jazz, every day.

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