THE NEA JAZZ MASTER IN CONCERT
Sponsored by World Wide Technology, Inc.
At the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Admired as both a musician and performer by millions, George Benson has always had the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. He has consistently placed his keenly discerning art in the service of a rousing good time. Rounding out his singular approach with sly, seductive rhythm and blues, he’s earned himself an impeccable reputation as one of music’s most enterprising and engaging stars.
George Benson will be touring in support of his new album, Guitar Man¸ which is schedule for release on October 4, 2011. The Touhill performance will feature Benson’s masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will be performing classic George Benson hits along with an acoustic presentation of a few songs from Guitar Man.
This performance is a part of Jazz St. Louis’ Legends of Jazz series at the Touhill.