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Lakecia Benjamin: Funk-Infused Jazz Saxophone

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Lakecia Benjamin performs in the Soundcheck studio. Lakecia Benjamin performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Alto sax player and native New Yorker Lakecia Benjamin got her professional start playing with legendary trumpeter Clark Terry's big band. Since then, she's made a name for herself as a sidewoman to artists like Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, a bandleader and a composer. She and her band Soul Squad put out a debut album in 2012 called Retox -- an album that's as rooted in the "revolution music" of the '60s and '70s as it is in the modern jazz and R&B worlds. 

Lakecia Benjamin and her band Soul Squad join us in our studio for a live performance. 

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Lakecia Benjamin

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