George Benson

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    Gerald Clayton directs the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

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    George Benson’s latest album was recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s in London.

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    George Benson is the newest inductee in the DownBeat Hall of Fame.

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    Bassist Bootsy Collins is set to issue The Power Of The One, an album featuring a litany of jazz luminaries, as well as artists like rapper Snoop Dogg and blues guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

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    Wayne Shorter (shown here in a scene from the documentary Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes) won three categories in the 2019 DownBeat Readers Poll: Jazz Artist, Jazz Album (for Emanon) and Soprano Saxophone.

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    George Benson, shown here at the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival, performs songs written by Fats Domino and Chuck Berry on his new album.

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    George Benson (left) accepts an award from André Ménard in 2010.

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    Al Jarreau (1940–2017)

    Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

    Jazz vocalist Al Jarreau died in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, surrounded by family and friends. He was 76. About a week…

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    Ron Carter will serve as artist-in-residence of the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival, which takes place Sept. 2–5 in downtown Detroit. (Photo: Fortuna Sung)



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