2000 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Jazz -- Traditional
2000 Detroit Music Awards Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist
2000 Detroit Music Awards Outstanding Jazz recording, "George Benson -- Sax Master"
2001 CD recording "George Benson -- Sax Master" has been placed into the Detroit Time Capsule to be opened in the year 2101 as a sample of what jazz was like in the year 2001.
Lifetime Music Achievement Award -- 2002 Detroit Music Awards
Central State University -- Outstanding Service Award, Wilberforce, Ohio