On November 13th, GRAMMY-winning jazz icon George Benson will release ‘Weekend In London,’ an electrifying new live album capturing his 2019 performance at London’s intimate 250-seat Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Only a handful of lucky fans were present as the lights went down that magical night in 2019. But now, Kevin Shirley’s dynamic production is your invitation to slide onto Ronnie Scott’s red velvet banquette and catch the sparks as Benson’s honeyed vocal and fluid licks drive the finest live outfit in modern jazz.
Weekend In London´ brings Benson full circle. This seasoned performer estimates that almost a half-century has passed since he first played at the fabled Soho club, touching down in London as the hottest property on the US jazz scene of the early ´70s. On ´Weekend In London´, the same club that hosted that young hotshot back in the early ´70s welcomes back the older, wiser legend to burn down the house. Perhaps the compère says it best: ´You don´t get stars this big in rooms this small very often, ladies and gentlemen. Please be prepared to be dazzled - Mr George Benson...!´.