Jazz saxophonist, flutist, dancer and actor Stan Strickland makes his first visit to the Me&Thee. Strickland has performed with the Boston Pops, the Village People, Aretha Franklin, Yusef Lateef and Pharaoh Sanders and has 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. He has helped more than 7000 students create a grand culminating 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. He’s appearing at Me&Thee Music with his quartet.