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Maceo Parker

Thu, Jun 19 -
Sun, Jun 22, 2014




Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).

All purchases are non-refundable.

$34.50 Includes a $4.00 Service fee Free parking

This is a pre-sale show, it is a reserved seating event, you may either purchase On-line or by Phone.
For those choosing not to pre-purchase, seats may be available night of show, however can't be guaranteed.


Vouchers, promotional certificates, donated gift certificates, student discounts, senior discounts, children under 12 free discounts and 2 for 1 cards are not applicable for pre-sale shows.


The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents saxophone funk master, Maceo Parker, for four nights and six shows! Band members are Maceo Parker (sax/flute/vocals), Dennis Rollins (trombone), Will Boulware (keys), Bruno Speight (guitar), Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (bass), Marcus Parker (drums), Martha High (vocals) and Corey Parker (vocals).

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“Parker talks with his sax, chatters away without a seeming care. It’s a musical antidepressant, an antidote to dark days. ....firmed my belief that the world would be a better place if we all funked together.” – San Diego Reader

While James Brown is generally credited with redefining and re-energizing R&B and soul music in the 1960s, turning that revolutionary vision into a reality would not have been possible without the help of his creative collaborator, stage foil and right-hand man, saxophonist Maceo Parker. Like no other sax player before him, Parker stretched the potential of his instrument to unprecedented limits, exhibiting an uncanny ability to alternate the saxophone from a melodic instrument to a percussive one, and then back again, in the span of just a couple of beats, often less.

"-amazing...Parker has more stamina than God...will bring out the sweatiest in you and even the bar-leaner types generally have to be on horse Quaaludes to stand still..." -Fairfield Chronicle

Four decades later, after recurring stints with Brown and funk titans George Clinton and Bootsy Collins in the ‘70s, and a solo career that has propelled him through the ‘80s and ‘90s, Parker’s skills are just as tight and precise as they were during those highly charged early days, and his creative audacity is equally undiminished.

Without question, Parker’s body of work over the past four decades stands on its own merits, yet he sees the music as part of an even greater message. “At all my concerts, I try to say ‘love’ as many times as I can,” he says. “I think if we all use that word as much as we possibly can, the idea will flourish, and all that other negative stuff will diminish. So I’m definitely going to do what I think is my part by just showing the spirit of love throughout the world as much as I can.”

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