George Benson A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Gospel - Blues - Soul - Funk - Hiphop
George Benson (vocals, guitar); Randy Waldman (conductor, piano, keys); Janey Clewer, Erwin van Motman, Tarif Heljanan, Russell Patawala, Dani Duzant, Anna Mackaloy (backing vocals); Michael O'Neill (guitar); Thom Hall (keys); Stanley Banks (bass); Teddy Campbell (drums); Babette Beertema, Maria Chiarizia, Eva Petrarca, Noa Eyl, Marianne Hutchinson, Hoei Lien The, Bas Treub, Nadia Frissen, Pieter van Loenen, Hadwijch Hofland, Esther Op t Land, Maria Claire Boel, Margot Kolodziej, Killian van Rooij, Koos Verhage, Annelies de Rooij (viola); Sophie Groote, David Lopez, Mirjam Klein, Estella Briceno Mesquita (alt viola); Jobine Siekman, Marjolein Nieuwenkamp, Anna Drijvers, Cristina Dulanto, Martijn Kortleve, Marijke van den Bergen (cello); Astrid Haring (harp); Vasilis Stefanopulos, Elma Dekker, Andor Horvath; Allan Eshuijs.
Fri 10 July 2009 20:00 - 21:15 Amazon
For years, George Benson has attracted large audiences at the NorthSea Jazz Festival. This man from Pittsburgh grew up as a talentedguitarist noticeably influenced by the legendary Wes Montgomery. Inthe 1960s, it was Miles Davis who first recognized his talent andasked him to play on the album Miles in the Sky. In the 70s, Bensontook a more commercial direction and this delivered him immediatesuccess. Songs like On Broadway and Give Me the Night are among theclassics that he still performs. But Benson is a man who is alsoslowly turning to styles like smooth jazz and R&B. In 2006, herecorded the album Givin' It Up with Al Jarreau. They won a Grammyfor the album and did a world tour together. At the festival,Benson will be focusing on the repertoire of Nat King Cole. Lastyear, he toured successfully with this project in his own country.During this tribute, Benson performs his own interpretations ofclassics like Stardust, Looking Back and Nature Boy. He iscurrently working on a new album together with the guitarist andkeyboards player of Toto.