Maceo Parker (Saxophonist for James Brown & P-Funk)

Maceo Parker (Saxophonist for James Brown & P-Funk)

Ernest Stuart Trio

May 19 2019 · Sun

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$29 Advance / $35 Day of Show / $45 Seated

Maceo Parker (Saxophonist for James Brown & P-Funk)
Maceo Parker (Saxophonist for James Brown & P-Funk)
Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.

Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as " like being at University "; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread;the cipher that unravels dance music down to its core.

"Everything's coming up Maceo," concluded DownBeat Magazine in a 1991 article at the beginning of Maceo Parker's solo career. At the time Maceo was remembered by aficionados of funk music as sideman; appreciated mainly by those in the know. More than a decade and a half later Maceo Parker has been enjoying a blistering solo career. For the past 20+ years Maceo has been building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse. He navigates deftly between James Brown's 1960's soul and George Clinton's 1970's freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop.

His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base.
Ernest Stuart Trio
Ernest Stuart Trio
Ernest Stuart is a Philadelphia-bred trombone player that fell in love with jazz early. He eagerly pursued music throughout his adolescence, sometimes with—and sometimes without—his family’s knowledge. At various points in his jazz education, he surreptitiously signed up for band classes on his own (though he worried his mother could not afford to buy him an instrument), spent his high-school-service-worker wages on trombone lessons, and meted out as much time playing in jazz clubs as he did attending class while he was getting his music degree from Temple University. After a post-college stint in New York, Stuart returned to Philadelphia to continue his recording and performance career, including several years spent playing and touring internationally as part of the band Red Baraat, and performing sharing the stage and toured with the likes of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Seal, The Legendary Roots Crew, Aretha Franklin to name a few. He also threw time into founding and producing the Center City Jazz Festival, now in its 7th year. He is currently tours regularly as part of the house bands for international acts, as well as playing and producing his own original music.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com