“Workshops, impromptu collaboration and mentorship in an intimate and relaxed environment”: George Benson to head up a star-studded guitar event with Steve Lukather, Cory Wong and Tommy Emmanuel

Steve Lukather, George Benson and Cory Wong
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Dreamcatcher Events and Ibanez have announced Breezin' with the Stars – an immersive four-day event with George Benson. 

Taking place 3-6 January 2025 at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, guests can rub shoulders with guitar greats including Steve Lukather, Cory Wong, and Tommy Emmanuel, alongside Benson, in an intimate but relaxed environment. 

Breezin' with the Stars will feature masterclasses, Q&As, jam sessions, and concerts featuring the event’s distinguished guests each night. 

The current confirmed guest list is rounded out by Andy Timmons, Stanley Jordan, jazz guitar players Lee Ritenour and John Schofield, Grammy-winning bass player Esperanza Spalding, and vocalist Patti Austin. 

Keyboardist Greg Phillinganes serves as the event’s musical director, while YouTuber Rick Beato has been tapped as host and moderator of the event sessions.  

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In addition to the workshops and signing events, the guest musicians will deliver storytelling sessions, sharing unique experiences and insights into life as a musician. The provided jam rooms, meanwhile, come loaded with “top-notch gear for impromptu collaborations”. 

George Benson and co will also offer mentorship to all guests across the four days, with registration open to players of all ages and skill levels. 

Head to Dreamcatcher Events for full details and registration. 

Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to ProgGuitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.