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Casey Benjamin ft/ Kofi Hunter

Wednesday, October 27

$25 – $35

Seatings: 7:00pm & 8:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes early.

JAZZ@theEDGE Festival!

Casey Benjamin (saxophonist, keyboardist, producer, songwriter)
Basil Wajdowicz (keyboards)
Randy Runyon (guitar)
Carlos Henderson (bass)
Eric Brown (drums)
Kofi Hunter (percussion)

Casey Benjamin is a two-time GRAMMY® award-winning artist and the first original member of the Robert Glasper Experiment. Through his melodic ingenuity on the vocoder, textual mastery on the keytar and spiky virtuosity on the alto, soprano and tenor saxophone, Benjamin gives the Experiment its most defining sound that has enabled the group to gain international acclaim in the jazz, R&B and hip-hop scenes on trailblazing Blue Note Records albums Black Radio (2012) and Black Radio 2 (2013).

In addition to the Experiment, Benjamin toured with singer Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) and has performed, toured, and recorded with a string of other stellar musicians including singer Betty Carter, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest, Wyclef Jean, Anderson Paak, Common, Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.

Benjamin co-leads the funk-forward combo HEAVY with singer and songwriter Nicky Guiland.  The group has released three discs:  HEAVY (Kindred Spirits, 2000), Jazz Money$$ (BBE, 2007) and First Sessions (Kindred Spirits, 2008).

Benjamin remains a central member of the Robert Glasper Experiment and continues to collaborate with a wide range of artists in all genres, while he’s working on a forthcoming solo album.

 

 

Details

Date:
Wednesday, October 27
Cost:
$25 – $35