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Mondavi Center Presents

Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix

Lakecia Benjamin holds her saxophone while seated before a red background.
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Lakecia Benjamin was voted 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Alto Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.

A charismatic and dynamic performer who has played alongside Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Macy Gray and many more, Benjamin also has an inimitable skill of fusing traditional conceptions of jazz, hip hop and soul in her original songs. For this Studio debut, Benjamin features the quartet from her 2023 release Phoenix, an album that featured cameos by some of Benjamin’s heroes including Wayne Shorter, Angela Davis, Dianne Reeves and Patrice Rushen.

Lakecia Benjamin – saxophone
Enoch Strickland – drums
Elias Bailey – bass
Zaccai Curtis – piano

Run time: 90-minutes with no intermission

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