Maceo at Jazzwoche

Maceo Parker

Jazzwoche Burghausen 2003

Funk and soul jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker was born February 14, 1943 in Kinston, North Carolina.

Maceo Parker was the saxophonist for many of James Brown’s 1960s classic recordings and later joined George Clinton’s “Parliament-Funkadelic.”He has also performed with Prince.

Parker was born in 1943 in Kinston, North Carolina to a musical family. His father played piano and drums and both his mother and father sang in church. Parker and his brother Melvin, a drummer, started with James Brown’s band in 1964.

In the 1990s Parker began his solo career and has released 11 albums since 1990.

Maceo Parker is a saxophonist whose music in deeply rooted in funk and soul.

He was the prominent soloist on many of James Brown’s 1960s recordings.

During the ’70s he was a strong presence in George Clinton’s “Parliament-Funkadelic.”

Maceo has been touring internationally under his own name since the early ’90s.

Maceo Parker performs at the 2003 International Jazzwoche Burghausen festival in Germany.


Maceo Parker, alto sax & vocals
Ron Tooley, trumpet
Greg Boyer, trombone
Corey Parker, vocals
Will Boulware, organ & keyboards
Bruno Speight, guitar
Rodney Curtis, bass
Jamal Thomas, drums
Martha High, vocals
Charles Sherrell, vocals

Set List:

1 “Gimme Some More”
2 “Uptown Up”
3 “Baby Knows”
4 “There Was a Time”
5 “My Love / Hey Jude”