Jul
30
2013

August must-see: George Benson & The TSO!

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American Jazz legend George Benson will land on Aussie shores in August to play one magnificent show with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO)!

This is one event that jazz-lovers simply can't miss out on, with the ten-time Grammy award-winning musician to play tracks from his new album, Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.

Released a month ago, Benson's tribute to Nat King Cole includes classic tunes such as Unforgettable, Smile, Nature Boy and Walkin' My Baby Back Home.

USA Today gave Inspiration a favourable rating of four stars (out of four) with reviewer Steve Jones commenting that Benson finds "plenty of magic" in Cole's classics, bringing on board the talents of the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and featuring guests such as Idina Menzel and Wynton Marsalis.

"His smooth vocals make this homage unforgettable," Jones writes.

This will be one night to remember, with Benson's smooth silky jazz tones to be paired with the talents of the TSO on August 20 at the Wrest Point Entertainment Centre.

You can purchase your tickets now from the Tix Tas website, with accommodation and dinner offers also available as add-ons to your night of jazz.

George Benson's latest recording to be played live with the TSO in Hobart - Image Credit: GeorgeBenson-dot-com

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