Sep 12 2014


Presented by Madame Walker Theatre Center at Madame Walker Theatre Center

Maceo Parker, a music-maker and world-class performer for almost fifty years, distinguishes himself through exceptional musicality and craftsmanship. The inspired and indefatigable saxophonist has made an indelible mark on soul, funk and jazz. The unique sound of James Brown owes a sizable debt to the talent and inspiration of Maceo Parker, and Brown recognized it openly. Parker’s name found its way into Brown’s lyrics: “Maceo, blow your horn!” Prince also tips his hat to Parker referring to him as ‘The Teacher’. Maceo Parker has not only made an incredible amount of music, he has put his signature on a huge variety of musical genres. Through his partnership with soul and jazz artists like James Brown, George Clinton en Bootsy Collins as well as pop formations like Living Colour, Bryan Ferry, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Dave Matthews Band, Maceo Parker has entertained a wide audience with his unique saxophone sound. Parker’s music is a major source of inspiration in the hip hop world. He is one of the most sampled musicians in the world. Maceo Parker’s music integrates a range of genres from soul, funk and jazz to rhythm and blues while maintaining respect for tradition. As saxophonist, singer, composer and band leader, Maceo Parker has distinguished himself through a wide array of projects, CDs, concerts and international festivals. Parker regularly performs with Prince, often accompanied by Candy Dulfer. He is at his best on stage, where he shows his boundless energy and passion and his ability to captivate audiences with his sound. All the qualities of an icon unite in Maceo Parker, and the jury is proud to present him with the 2012 Radio 6 Icon Award. “

Admission Info

COST: $40-55 | student tickets available for $15 (must show student ID at door or will be charged the difference)

Dates & Times

2014/09/12 - 2014/09/12

Location Info

Madame Walker Theatre Center

617 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202