David Benoit back for one-night-only concert

Posted at 10/03/2012 6:18 PM | Updated as of 10/04/2012 2:16 PM

MANILA, Philippine – Five-time Grammy nominee David Benoit is back in Manila for a one-night fundraising performance on Wednesday at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. 

David Benoit. Image courtesy of Verve Music Group

With Filipino artists joining him on stage, Benoit will take a trip down memory lane performing songs he has not done in recent years while also introducing two new songs from his current album. 

Benoit explained that he has been returning to the Philippines regularly because this is his way of giving back to the country that started his career. He said when he came to the Philippines 31 years ago, the fans gave him the confidence to chase his dreams in the United States. 

As such, he said he wants to inspire other artists to continue pursuing their musical dreams because with perseverance, he believes these dreams can come true. 

Benoit leaves the country tomorrow, Thursday, for Jakarta, Indonesia. -- Report from Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News