Lakecia Benjamin: Funk-Infused Jazz Saxophone

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Lakecia Benjamin performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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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