Jazz à Juan - 11-20 Juillet 2014
July, Saturday 13

George Benson

A legendary crooner, a gifted guitarist, a brilliant improviser, a key figure for dance floors... This star has many forms and a brilliant career history. Instructed by Wes Montgomery, George Benson recorded his first album The New Boss of Guitar in 1964, then began a solo career punctuated with triumphs. His talent and services very quickly attracted Miles Davis who included him in the creation of the album Miles in the sky in 1967. An unrivalled virtuoso, but also a singer and brilliant composer, George Benson has released many global hits (In Flight, Turn Your Love Around and Give Me the Night).

Produced by Quincy Jones and supported by Stevie Wonder, a worldwide hit, this last-mentioned album permanently sealed the reputation of an artist who, over the course of a long and rich career, has known how to walk a fine line between several musical trends, in particular jazz, pop and soul, and even disco and funk. Without forgetting his long time heroes: Wes Montgomery of course, as
well as a certain... Django Reinhardt, who he claims had the audacious idea of integrating black rhythms into gypsy jazz, accordion music and classical music. Author of more than 40 recordings, recipient of over twenty Grammy Awards, some will still remember his debut in Juan in 1964, in the company of Jack McDuff, Joe Dukes and Red Holloway. Those were the great beginnings of the “New Boss of Guitar”.

Rates of the seats for the evening  :
Golden Zone : 150 €
1st category : 125 €
2nd category : 100 €
3rd category : 80 € / 40 €
4th category : 60 / 30 €

Adresses et contacts
Office de Tourisme de Juan les Pins :
60, chemin des Sables
06160 Juan-les-Pins
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Office de Tourisme d'Antibes :
42 avenue Robert Soleau
06600 Antibes
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