Many of the songs made famous by George Benson seem like they were written for Aruba. “Breezin’,” his signature jazz guitar hit could be the national anthem. If you’re creating a playlist for your Aruba vacation, there’s plenty of George Benson to suit any vacation mood. No matter how good your headphones, seeing the master, the legend, the jazz icon in person – in Aruba is better. Benson is headlining the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival there, October 4th and 5th.
Benson’s fluid guitar work, masterful arrangements and velvet voice have created a string of timeless hits and made him a jazz favorite for over forty years. “Breezin’,” released in 1976 and a multiple Grammy winner, soared to the top of the charts. All three: pop, jazz and R&B. It is a standard on smooth jazz radio still.
Come to think of all the George Benson songs, I can’t imagine a better soundtrack for an Aruba honeymoon. “Give Me the Night,” “Turn Your Love Around,” “Kisses in the Moonlight,” “Lady Love Me (One More Time).” If the spirit and the songs move you, there are wedding and honeymoon specials on the Divi Resorts website.
Divi Dutch and Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort put you closest to the George Benson concert venue on Saturday, October 5th. Then, you can easily get breezin’ on back to the resort. Or keep breezin’ on down the road to the Phoenix.
If you want a little musical preview of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, you can listen to George.