George Benson Offers Students and Musicians an Online, Interactive Jazz Experience

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George Benson and Vinny Valentino are well known on the Jazz scene, and they recently launched a platform for aspiring musicians to jam with the pros. Play Along Jazz encourages students to study music and learn from the great George Benson.

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Play Along Jazz encourages students and musicians to study music and learn from the great George Benson...

Students and musicians can now play along with legendary guitarist George Benson on his classic hits Affirmation, Breezin and This Masquerade at Play Along Jazz features an innovative way to learn and improve by practicing with professional musicians recorded in a live setting, and today George Benson joins the effort.

George Benson and Vinny Valentino have teamed up to provide guitar, jazz, and music enthusiasts alike with these amazing songs, each of them recorded exclusively for and available as a digital download. Players can choose from a variety of options including the individual tracks as well as packages with the complete tracks as they were recorded.

Not only do these new recordings offer George Benson’s signature guitar licks, they are arranged and produced by Vinny Valentino and recorded by Play Along Jazz’s all star musicians, including drummer Joel Rosenblatt, bassist Chris Tarry, pianist Matt King, and guitarist Vinny Valentino himself.

Musicians and students often seek to learn more from the greats, and Play Along Jazz provides them this incredible opportunity.’s comprehensive site includes packages for drummers, bassists, guitarists and keyboard players. Musicians of all levels need only add their instruments to the band to actually play along with George Benson and these other exceptional players.

For the George Benson fan who wants to hear the songs “as recorded”, there are also packages with fresh new solos and arrangements, contemporary companions to the hits from yesteryear.

After years of refining his virtuosity,George Benson plays phenomenally on these tracks. Free samples are available – just visit and have a listen: click here.

Play Along Jazz was created by Vinny Valentino – a brilliant guitarist and composer with a passion for teaching and performing - to expand the community for musicians and create opportunities for all musicians to play with other highly accomplished musicians. Vinny can be reached at: vinny(at)vinny(dot)com or contact operations manager Rich Bonomo richb(at)playalongjazz(dot)com.

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