Celebrity Series of Boston presents Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix Tickets
About Celebrity Series of Boston presents Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix
Lakecia Benjamin, voted Rising Star Alto Saxophonist in the 2020 DownBeat Critics Poll and selected among 2020’s “25 for the Future” by the same publication, fuses traditional conceptions of jazz, hip hop, and soul to create electrifyingly danceable grooves.
Benjamin’s recent albums include Pursuance (2020), an intergenerational journey through the works of John and Alice Coltrane, and Phoenix (2023), a fearless personal statement that also speaks to societal healing: rising from the ashes of the pandemic, recovering from trauma of all kinds.
Benjamin says of Phoenix: “when we came out from the pandemic, we weren't allowed to be broken…we had to be these beautiful absorbent birds and get to work. I wanted to highlight each month of that.”