The Zlock Performing Arts Center, located inside the Gateway Center building on the Newtown Campus of Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, is presenting a unique evening of jazz music with rising star, alto saxophonist and arranger Lakecia Benjamin on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
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 Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Benjamin’s electric presence and fiery sax work has shared the 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 produced by the multi-Grammy-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 more information and to purchase tickets, visit bucks.edu/tickets. For group sales, call 215-968-8469.
Parking is free. The theater is equipped with audio-loop technology for the hearing impaired.