Due to forecasted weather, tonight's free concert with Lakecia Benjamin has been moved indoors to the Collis Center.
Lakecia Benjamin
Performance
Free Summer Concert

Lakecia Benjamin

June 20, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

An expansive alto-saxophonist melds R&B, jazz and funk.

Summer 2024

Due to forecasted weather, tonight's free concert with Lakecia Benjamin has been moved indoors to the Collis Center. Collis is OPEN during construction. Follow the orange signs to access the concert. 

With a warm resonant tone, an innovative approach and dynamic delivery, the three-time Grammy-nominee infuses traditional jazz elements with modern flair. Her powerful alto sax solos and magnetic stage presence captivate audiences and transport them on a unique musical journey from smooth ballads to upbeat grooves.

At the Hop, Benjamin performs works from her latest project Phoenix, a deeply personal 12-track album performed by her septet. Phoenix featured many guests including Dianne Reeves, Georgia Ann Muldrow, Patrice Rushen, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Sonia Sanchez and Angela Davis. The album, inspired by a catastrophic car accident she survived in 2021 as well as the global issues of racism, the pandemic and inequality, led to three Grammy nominations and universal praise.

Lakecia Benjamin is a three-time Grammy-nominated New York-based saxophonist, arranger, composer and educator. One of the most sought-after and revered saxophonists in the world, Lakecia was voted 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Alto Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.  Known for her charisma and dynamism as a player, as a composer she has an inimitable skill of fusing traditional conceptions of jazz, hiphop and soul. She's performed alongside Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Macy Gray and many more. Learn more>

Free Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concerts

. . . jazz that is sprinkled with the rich flavors of funk and soul—she’s a crafty traditionalist who remains in step with the rhythms of the young generation.

The New Yorker
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Summer 2024

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