Known to the wider public as a Grammy Award-winning pop singer, George Benson is also widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His mastery of blues, jazz, funk, and Latin grooves has created a unique style that has influenced guitarists across all genres.

Join acclaimed guitarists James Sherlock and Chris Johnstone as they take you on a journey through George's iconic albums such as New Boss Guitar, George Benson Cookbook, and Breezin'. Backed by a standout rhythm section comprising James Luke on bass and Nick McBride on drums, this is a performance not to be missed. Experience the magic of George Benson's music like never before.

James Sherlock graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1992 and is currently based in Melbourne. In 1997, he won the Ike Isaacs International Jazz Guitar Award and has since released six albums. James tours extensively with vocalist Kristin Berardi, performing across Australia, Indonesia, South America, Japan, North America, and Europe. He has worked with various Australian musicians and visiting artists such as Leroy Jones, Sheila Jordan, and Jeff 'Tain' Watts. James has also performed with diverse artists such as Martin Taylor, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Howard Shore. The James Sherlock Trio was featured in the ABC TV Jazz Series "The Pulse".

Queensland born Chris Johnstone has called Canberra home for the past 25 years, establishing himself as one of its most in demand guitar teachers and talented performers. A graduate of the Australian National University and prize winner in the prestigious Ike Isaacs Jazz guitar competition, Chris has performed with many preeminent musicians in the Australian jazz scene including Carl Dewhurst, Brendan Clark, Con Campbell, Anton Delecca, John Mackey and Nick McBride, establishing himself as a stylistically flexible and diverse performer.


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