Renowned Marblehead jazz presenter Gene Arnould will introduce jazz saxophonist, flutist, dancer and actor Stan Strickland on his first visit to the Me&Thee stage on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. Stan will be performing with his quartet.
Strickland has performed with a cornucopia of groups including the Boston Pops, the Village People, Aretha Franklin, Yusef Lateef and Pharaoh Sanders. He’s opened for such jazz legends as Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Sonny Rollins, and Bare Naked Ladies. Stan has been featured in concert halls and festivals extensively throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand and the Caribbean.
An associate professor at Berklee College of Music, Stan is also the executive co-director of Express Yourself, a multi-cultural arts agency that serves mentally ill youth. The program is centered on the understanding that art-making has tremendous restorative powers. He and his team of multi-disciplinary artists have helped more than 7000 students create an annual grand performance after year-long residencies at the Boch Center Wang Theater.
His one-man show, “Coming Up for Air: An Auto-Jazzography,” received the prestigious Eliot Norton Award in theater for best solo performance. In 1991, Stan received the Martin Luther King Music Achievement Award from the city of Boston and three years later, won the Cambridge Favorite Musician Award.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the kitchen opens at 7:30 p.m. For the safety of our traveling musicians and patrons, masks and vaccination confirmation are required. To buy tickets, visit: https://meandthee.org/concerts/stan-strickland-quartet/