George Benson to Star in Viage on 1 July 2011
For immediate release
Brussels, 23 May 2011
Get set for a spectacular night of exceptional entertainment. Viage in Brussels is proud to announce that it will be hosting a star concert by guitar legend George Benson on Friday 1 July 2011. The multi-Grammy-award-winning musician has chosen Viage as the venue for the Belgian stop in his 2011 world tour.
Friday 1 July 2011 – 20h30
George Benson is not only one of the greatest guitarists in the history of jazz, he is also an amazingly versatile musician. He can play just about any style from swing to bop and from R&B to pop with supreme taste. His style is truly in a league of its own. Not only can he play lead brilliantly, he is also one of the best rhythm guitarists around, a great back-up for soloists and a dangerous swinger – particularly in a soul-jazz format. Yet Benson can also sing in a lush soulful tenor with mannerisms similar to those of Stevie Wonder. His great art however, has been to blend his own unique style with sensual rhythm and blues, earning him no less than eight Grammy Awards, as well as a reputation as one of music’s most enterprising and engaging stars.
Benson started his career as a singer, performing in nightclubs when he was just eight years old. He went on to form a rock band at the age of 17, using a guitar made for him by his stepfather. He then fell under the spell of Christian Montgomery and Charlie Parker, sparking his own passion for jazz.
Just some of his major hits include ‘On Broadway’, ‘Gimme the Night’ or ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change my Love for You’. Today, George is the elder statesman of jazz guitar, has a mature confidence and a voice that is completely under his command, but still lights fires. Everyone keep on your toes, this is still the man who springs surprises on his fans and critics.
For more information on George Benson and his music, visit his website on www.georgebenson.com.
Tickets for this spectacular, must-see event are available from the Viage Box Office.
Opened in April 2010, the Viage Entertainment Center features seven floors of superb entertainment, including two top-class restaurants, several lounge bars, , and some of Europe’s finest contemporary gaming facilities with 36 gaming tables, 360 slot machines, 100 Bingo seats and a dedicated Poker Room. The state-of-the-art Viage Theatre is a highly popular concert venue, and hosted two unforgettable performances of pop legend Prince in 2010.
Boulevard Anspachlaan 30
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Info & Tickets:
Phone: +32 (0)70 443 443 (Box Office)