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Maceo Parker Comes to Buffalo State: February 24

Maceo Parker Comes to Buffalo State: February 24

Saxophonist for James Brown, Prince, many others

Posted: November 16, 2016

The Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, proudly welcomes saxophonist Maceo Parker on Friday, February 24, at 8:00 p.m. The concert is presented by M&T Bank.

Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician. Always at the forefront, he has been a common thread in the history of funk—helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince—all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Parker transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless.

The Mercury San Francisco said, "Parker is a funk titan. His body of work is as important to the genre as those belonging to James Brown, George Clinton, and Bootsy Collins, all of whom have collaborated with Maceo. On a broader level, he must be regarded as simply one of the all-time great saxophonists. He stretched the boundaries of music, fashioned a new style of playing and, most importantly, made some truly great music.”

Parker's new album, Roots Revisited—The Bremen Concert, is a live recording from the first incarnation of his own band in 1990. Parker’s current band hits the road this season in celebration of the repertoire-spanning the prolific career of this funk legend.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18, at 9:00 a.m.  and range from $35 to $40. Tickets may be purchased at the Rockwell Hall Box Office, 1300 Elmwood Ave., by calling (716) 878-3005, or online. Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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