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Staff PickRing in the New Year w/ Maceo Parker

December 28 - 31

| $25 - $115
Ring in the New Year Maceo Parker

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Ring in the new year with the best party in the Bay Area with funk legend Maceo Parker. With two shows on this special evening, you have the choice to either start your New Year’s Eve off right while avoiding the crowds, or Members can celebrate together through midnight as we countdown to 2018!

Maceo Parker spent the first half of his career in the service of funk’s founding fathers, and in his second act as a bandleader, the unrelentingly soulful saxophonist/vocalist has ascended into the funk firmament in his own right, leading a righteously grooving outfit that plays with ecstatic precision and ferocious drive. The altoist made his mark as an essential voice in the powerhouse horns backing James Brown, contributing classic funk solos on some of the Godfather’s iconic hits. He went on to join George Clinton’s moveable funk feast in Parliament/Funkadelic during the ensemble’s most creative era. He was part of the James Brown offshoot JB Horns led by fellow Brown alum Fred Wesley and saxophonist Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, and has contributed to albums and tours with artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith Richards, Dave Matthews Band and most extensively, Prince. Since the early 1990s, Parker has been spreading gospel of groove, a dedicated entertainer who believes in funk’s power to transform and heal.

Opening the show will be Bay Area blues legend Sugar Pie DeSanto. Recording for Chess Records, duets with Etta James, and a two-year stint as the opening act for James Brown put DeSanto on a star-making trajectory, and she’s never looked back. She’s written over 100 songs that have been performed by the likes of Little Minnie Riperton and Fontella Bass.

Details

Start:
December 28, 2017
End:
December 31, 2017
Cost:
$25 - $115
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SFJAZZ
Phone:
(866) 920-5299
201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
Website:
http://bit.ly/2hxSXSf

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SFJAZZ
Phone:
(866) 920-5299
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/SFJAZZ

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Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
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