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Jazz Master George Benson Releases New Performance

Courtesy Mascot Label Group

Sunday, June 2

Sunday on Soulsations, hear new music from legendary guitarist and vocalist George Benson. The Grammy Award-winner offers an inspired version of Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto." The new track is part of a performance recorded in 2019 at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, an intimate, 250-seat venue in London. The upcoming release, Weekend In London, is due out in November. Benson has been recognized as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment of the Arts, seen as the nation's highest honor in jazz. 

Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.