Photos: Lakecia Benjamin at Raisbeck

2023-06-01 Hardly Raining

NYC alto-saxophonist and composer Lakecia Benjamin performed at Cornish College’s Raisbeck Auditorium on June 1, 2023. Joining Benjamin were Zaccai Curtis (piano), E. J. Strickland (drums), and Ivan Taylor (bass).

Ivan Taylor (bass)
Ivan Taylor on bass (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Zaccai Curtis (piano)
Zaccai Curtis on piano (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
E. J. Strickland (drums)
E. J. Strickland on drums (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Benjamin released her fourth studio album, Phoenix, earlier this year. The quartet tours the U.S. west coast this week, including two nights at Portland’s 1905. They play a European tour in July.

Lakecia Benjamin at Raisbeck Auditorium
Lakecia Benjamin and her band (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

The concert was part of the Earshot Jazz Spring Concert Series, which resumes on June 17 with the Steve Lehman Trio.

Gallery: Lakecia Benjamin

Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix: “Jubilation” (2023).