2010–11 Performing Arts Series
May 21, 2011
"Maceo, I want you to blow!" That's how James Brown would dynamically signal his favorite saxophonist to take another stinging sax solo—and Maceo Parker never once let his boss down. Whether serving as sideman for luminaries James Brown, Ray Charles, George Clinton, or Bootsy Collins—to more recent collaborations with the Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chili Peppers—Maceo’s unique rhythmic and rapid playing style and equally fiery vocals are the very essence of soul and funk music.
“The audience singing and SWAYING LIKE TREES in a hurricane...MACEO IS IN THE HOUSE...blowing a tempest.”
Photo: Ines Kaiser
|The Wilson Center gratefully acknowledges the 2010-11 Presenting Sponsors Sandy and Bill Haack and Godfrey & Kahn, s.c., and show sponsors Vicki and Michael Schroeder and Baker Tilly.|