While most sax players have followed in the footsteps of jazz legends like Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, Maceo Parker has consistently marched to a different tune. Since his earliest days, he has gravitated to the more rhythmic and soulful end of the spectrum, following figures like Louis Jordan, Ray Charles and James Brown - all of whom were innovators, each pushing their respective sound and style to the point of becoming something entirely new. It was Parker's recurring stints in Brown's band, in fact, that not only produced some of the most enduring entries in the vast canon of American soul music, but also sowed the seeds of the funk revolution of the 1970s. In hindsight, Maceo Parker has been as innovative as the people whom he cites as his own influences.
Performing at the Grand Theatre, Regina Rosen Auditorium
Depending on your seat location, tickets range from $49.50 to $39.50 plus HST and handling fee.