George Benson 

7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 2. The Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive at Natural Bridge Road.

George Benson

Before George Benson became something of a pop star by singing "This Masquerade," he already had made his reputation as a versatile jazz guitarist, playing straight-up blues, bop and ballads in the chitlin' circuit combo of organist Jack McDuff and skillfully navigating his way through more elaborate arrangements in a series of slick recordings for the CTI label. Since his commercial breakthrough, Benson generally has tried to balance vocals and instrumentals. However, his latest album, Guitar Man, set for release next Tuesday, goes back to his roots, explicitly emphasizing Benson's considerable abilities as a jazz improviser and interpreter of melodies.

What's New: Benson's brand-new album puts renewed emphasis on his superb guitar playing.—Dean C. Minderman

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Riverfront Times has been keeping St. Louis informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Riverfront Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Related Locations

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

March 25, 2020


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation