Jazz guitarist George Benson teams with PledgeMusic on Nat King Cole tribute album

George Benson.

George Benson.

According to a recent news release, ten-time Grammy award winner George Benson is teaming up with PledgeMusic to support Benson’s latest release, a lush orchestral album saluting the gorgeous and timeless work of jazz pianist Nat “King” Cole. Benson is best known for the stunning pop-jazz crossover album Breezin’ (Warner Brothers) which topped the Billboard 200 in 1976 and went triple platinum. Benson is most notable for his silky technique and his ability to imbue his astounding musicality into elegantly accessible settings. This lavish tribute to the sublimely melodic Nat “King” Cole features Benson at his best: expressive, masterful and accompanied by heavenly orchestral arrangements. The campaign has currently reached 58 percent.

For five decades, George Benson has created a body of work that mesmerizes music fans and dazzles guitarists. For this project, Benson accompanied by a 42-piece orchestra. To thank his fans and pledgers, Benson offers exclusives for the campaign.

“I will personally autograph CDs and vinyl. You can get your name listed in the album artwork! You can even purchase my newly developed Ibanez LGB300 signature guitar which I’ll personally sign for you over a Skype chat!,” he says. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Sandy through MusiCares.

Since 2009, PledgeMusic has been committed to nurturing a broad range of talent through innovative methods that yield career-making results. The company has become the leading international direct-to-fan company. PledgeMusic is highly regarded for interactive innovations that offer artists and fans direct and unique ways for each to share in the music making experience. Twenty-nine PledgeMusic artists have been upstreamed to both major and independent labels and publishers. These campaigns have yielded six top 40 albums to date. Some successful campaigns include Dave Weckl, Charlie Hunter, Rachael Yamagata, Rhett Miller, Ben Folds Five, The Libertines, Juliana Hatfield, Luscious Jackson, David Lynch Foundation Music, The Beach Boys, The Damnwells, Funeral For A Friend, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, Madi Diaz, The Lumineers and Kopecky Family Band, among others.

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