George Benson (saxophonist)

George Benson (saxophonist)



George "Sax" Benson is a Detroit-based jazz alto and tenor saxophonist, session musician[1] and educator.

As a session musician he appeared on several Motown sessions in the 1960s, particularly with Marvin Gaye.

In 1983 he recorded with JC Heard on Heard's first album as leader since 1958, with pianist Claude Black and Canadian bassist Dave Young. Benson would co-lead an album with Heard in 1988.

In 1988, he received the "National Association of Jazz Educators' Outstanding Service to Jazz Education" Award.


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