TD Toronto Jazz Festival presents George Benson

Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 8 p.m.

George Benson
Photo: Carl Hyde

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is excited to present legendary, 10-time Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist George Benson, returning to the Festival stage for the first time in more than a decade.

With 36 studio albums and eight live albums, Benson is a household name best known for the 1976 three-time Grammy-winning album, Breezin’, boasting the pop-jazz vocal smash This Masquerade, which topped the jazz, pop and R&B charts. The album remains one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time and has since been certified triple platinum.

Benson’s recent accomplishments are varied and plenty. He collaborated with subversive art-pop band, Gorillaz, featuring Blur’s Damon Albarn, to co-write and perform on the track Humility, which has amassed over 100 million YouTube views and counting. And his recent albums have earned features and rave reviews in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter, Forbes and Newsweek.

In 2009, Benson was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship and, in 2021, he was inducted by music legend Quincy Jones into New Jersey’s Hall Of Fame — an honour from which he received a personal congratulatory note from President Obama.

George Benson is a consummate performer and an adventurous instrumentalist who remains an annual must-see artist.

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Elgin Theatre
189 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario