Longtime funk master and jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker returns to Athens for two nights in March performing at the main stage at Gazarte.
With a prolific career spanning over 50 years, Parker embodies the ultimate in funk and soul, best known as a lead saxophonist with legends such as James Brown, George Clinton and Prince. For the last 20 years, he has focused on his own brand of music, blending 60’s soul with 70’s funk, showcasing his signature style of “2% Jazz, 98% Funky Stuff.” Today the acclaimed musician tours with a smooth 6 piece band, headlining at jazz festivals around the world.
Parker’s versatility on the saxophone and effortless voice reflect the mastery of his musical craft and highlight his longstanding legacy in the funk and soul genres. His prowess and dynamic style exemplifies the power of listening to soul and funk music live, leaving a lasting impact on his audience long after he has left the stage.
THE VENUE – GAZARTE
Gazarte is a multi-level creative space located in Gazi, a short drive from the centre of Athens that regularly hosts live performances on their rooftop terrace that has Acropolis views and a panoramic outlook over Athens. It also presents large concerts on their main stage. The surrounding area of Gazi is also worth exploring, with a great mix of street food, restaurants and bars that remain open until late.
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