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Lakecia Benjamin

With her deep jazz roots, electric presence, and fiery sax work, Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional concepts of jazz, hip hop, and soul to create a fresh new sound. A dynamic young performer, Benjamin has shared stages with many legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Christian McBride, Gregory Porter, and The Roots and was voted “Rising Star Alto Saxophonist” in the 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll and “Up and Coming Artist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association. 

For her MPAC 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 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

“This is musical storytelling at its finest.” — Downbeat

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April 11, 2025 @ 7:30 pm
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July 26, 2024 at noon

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MPAC Presents
Concert , Jazz


Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
121 E State St
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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