Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix

Event details

  • Saturday | January 25 | 8:00 PM
  • Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
  • 501 Texas Ave. Houston TX 77002
  • 713-524-5050 |

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After her astonishing, high-energy DACAMERA debut at Miller Outdoor Theatre, we couldn’t wait for Lakecia Benjamin – the 2024 JJA Jazz Awards Alto Saxophonist of the Year – to make her first jazz series appearance!

This dynamic alto saxophonist fuses traditional conceptions of jazz, hip hop and soul. With three Grammy Award nominations for her most recent recording Phoenix — for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best Instrumental Composition and Best Jazz Performance — Lakecia Benjamin is taking the jazz world by storm. “The wide sense of adventure on Phoenix,” says All Music, “reveals Benjamin as ambitious as she is focused, energetic and perceptive.”

“The alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin plays 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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