George Benson

With the first platinum jazz album and 10 Grammys® among his musical feats, George Benson has accomplished more in his career than most musicians can fathom – and few will ever realize. But the culmination of his musical journey would have to be his most recent project in which he honors his idol, Nat King Cole. “Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” is an album for which George Benson has spent his whole life preparing. Collaborating with conductor Randy Waldman, The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, guest trumpeters Wynton Marsalis and Till Brönner, and singers Idina Menzel and Judith Hill, the singer-songwriter breathes new life into Cole’s work while still maintaining his trademark guitar scat style and superb tenor vocals.