Sunday 3rd June 2018 – Melbourne International Jazz Festival
The Band: Maceo Parker – vocals / alto saxophone, Steve Sigmund – Musical Director / Conductor and supported by :-
THE RAELETTES Katrina Harper, Karen Evans, Elaine Woodard
THE MELTDOWN BIG BAND Carlo Barbaro, Flora Carbo, Anton Dellecca, Lachlan McLean, Phillip Noy – saxophones – Eugene Ball, Ben Harrison, Paddy Mcmullin, Audrey Powne – trumpets- Ben Gillespie, James Macaulay, Chris Vizard, Andrew Hammond – trombones, Simon Burke – keyboards, Tom Martin – guitar, Ryan Monro – bass, Hugh Harvey – drums
The following extract is from the MIJF 2018 Programme
Parker went on to become one of the most iconic saxophonists in music history, having played with everyone from James Brown, Prince, George Clinton, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ani Difranco and De La Soul.
The author of enduring classics such as Georgia on My Mind, I Got a Woman, Hit the Road Jack and Unchain My Heart, Charles’ music has remained a profound influence throughout Parker’s career; he has included a Ray Charles cover on each of his albums, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to tour with Charles in the 90s.