George Benson

“Inspiration – A Tribute to Nat King Cole”

Taormina Greek Theatre, 9.30pm

July 24 2013, 9.30pm


George Benson is a ten-time GRAMMY Award winning American legendary guitarist.

After four years of touring and developing “An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole,” the legendary George Benson makes his most inspired album: Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.  This recording is one of the most meaningful of Benson’s career and is a testament to the spirit of Cole’s timeless body of work. Benson’s heartfelt renditions of some of Cole’s greatest songs with Nelson Riddle arrangements and the 42-piece Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra are complemented by duets with Tony Award winner Idina Menzel and rising star Judith Hill, along with a special collaboration with multi-GRAMMY and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

On the stage with Benson (voice and guitar): Randy Waldman (piano), Michael O’Neill (voice and guitar), Stanley Banks (bass), Thom Hall (keyboard) and Oscar Seaton (drums).

During the concert, new and old hits: “Give Me the Night”, “On Broadway”, “Turn Your Love Around”, “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You”, “The Greatest Love Of All”, “Love X Love”, “Love Ballad”, “You Are The Love Of My Life”, “This Masquerade” and “Breezin’”:

More info soon available!