Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker

 
Maceo Parker

Sunday, January 4, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Maceo Parker
Funky New Year Series: Maceo Parker  

We regret to announce that due to a scheduling conflict, Maceo Parker will not be performing at the SFJAZZ Center on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Maceo Parker will still be performing December 31 through January 3. If you bought a ticket to this performance, you will be refunded to the credit card that you used to purchase the tickets. If you would like to make other arrangements, please contact Box Office at boxoffice@sfjazz.org or 415-788-7353. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Maceo Parker

Ring in the New Year with the king of the funky saxophone and one of the primary architects of modern R&B, Maceo Parker. He spent the first half of his career in the service of funk’s founding fathers, and in his second act as a bandleader, the unrelentingly soulful saxophonist/vocalist has ascended into the funk firmament in his own right, leading a righteously grooving outfit that plays with ecstatic precision and ferocious drive. The altoist made his mark as an essential voice in the powerhouse horns backing James Brown, contributing classic funk solos on some of the Godfather’s iconic hits. He went on to join George Clinton’s moveable funk feast in Parliament/Funkadelic during the ensemble’s most creative era. He was part of the James Brown offshoot JB Horns led by fellow Brown alum Fred Wesley and saxophonist Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, and has contributed to albums and tours with artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith Richards, Dave Matthews Band and most extensively, Prince. Since the early 1990s, Parker has been spreading gospel of groove, a dedicated entertainer who believes in funk’s power to transform and heal. He brings his super-powered band back to SFJAZZ for an explosive New Year’s celebration.

Artist Personnel

Maceo Parker saxophone, flute, vocals
Greg Boyer trombone
Will Boulware keyboards
Bruno Speight guitar
Rodney “Skeet” Curtis bass
Marcus Parker drums
Corey Parker vocals
Darliene Parker vocals

Artist Website

"A consummate entertainer whose band shares his single-minded mission to get audiences on their feet and leave them moved and grooved. " — San Francisco Chronicle
"What you say isn't as important as what you do in the world of funk, and Maceo Parker has always known what to do. " — AllMusic.com