Maceo Parker, blow your horn!
What would funk be, without Maceo Parker? One of the most recognizable instrumentalists in history, this pedigree saxophonist propelled to fame playing alongside the great James Brown, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince. At 74 years and still blowing strong, this musical prodigy has created a league of his own. Passing the decades like a blast of air, Maceo has a timeless sound that sucked in the hearts of many generations. Proving that he is far from his last breath, he will sound his horn at the 11th edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival.
With music at his family roots, Maceo started playing the tenor sax at a young age. At 21, he and his brother joined James Brown, who soon enough became to praise him as one of his premium band members. The following years Maceo thrived as a saxophonist and singer, with the King of Soul often referring out loud to him in his songs: “Maceo, I want you to blow your horn!”. When he started touring with his own formation ‘Maceo & All The Kings Men’ in 1970, he had already set the tone that would eventually make him the most sampled musician in history.
In 1990, Maceo pursued a solo career, kicking off with the chart-hitting album ‘Roots Revisited’. With no less than 11 solo albums, he established himself as a master of melody and unprecedented band leader. Although his sound and legacy was widely recognized by music lovers, it wasn’t until 2012 before he was granted the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Victoires Du Jazz.
This September, brace yourself for the brass legend, and be prepared to be blown away!
(Performance date and time might change and is without prejudice)