The Zlock Performing Arts Center at Bucks County Community College presents a unique evening of jazz music with rising star, alto saxophonist, and arranger Lakecia Benjamin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.
Voted, “Rising Star Alto Saxophonist,” in the 2020 DownBeat Critics Poll and, “Up and Coming Artist of the Year,” by the Jazz Journalists Association, charismatic and dynamic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of jazz, hip-hop, and soul. Benjamin’s electric presence and fiery sax work has shared stages with several legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and The Roots.
“Phoenix,” the latest and fourth studio album from Benjamin, was released earlier this year and was produced by the multi-Grammy-award winning Terri Lyne Carrington, featuring a star-studded lineup of specially curated guests: Dianne Reeves, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Patrice Rushen, Sonia Sanchez, Angela Davis and Wayne Shorter.
Tickets start at $30 and are free for current Bucks County Community College students with valid student ID. For information and to purchase tickets, visit bucks.edu/tickets. For group sales, call 215-968-8469.
The Zlock Performing Arts Center is located inside the Gateway Center building on the Newtown Campus of Bucks County Community College at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown. Parking is free. The theater is equipped with audio-loop technology for the hearing impaired.