Jam sax master Maceo Parker will energize Pittsburgh with his soulful
funk orchestra at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 13, 2008, on the Three Rivers
Arts Festival Main Stage. All Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage
performances are free and open to the public.
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. “P-funk Parker” got his professional start playing
alongside James Brown in the sixties. He went on to play as a featured
musician in George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins’
Rubber Band. With multiple albums under his belt, Maceo describes his
own music as “2% jazz, 98% funky stuff.”
“Artists like Maceo
Parker show us how a strong musical voice can travel through time,”
says Festival Executive Director Elizabeth Reiss. “Maceo is a living
funk legend, and we’re glad he’s coming back to the Three Rivers Arts
The Three Rivers Arts
Festival presents Maceo Parker at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 13, 2008. Three
Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage. Free.
About the Three Rivers Arts Festival
mission of the Three Rivers Arts Festival is to connect the community
to the arts. The 49th annual Three Rivers Arts Festival runs from June
6-22, 2008. For more information, call the Festival at 412.281.8723 or
visit our website www.artsfestival.net.