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Friday October 14, 2016

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Sax great Maceo Parker appears at Conn College
By: Rick Koster

…as one of the premiere sax players in modern times, Parker’s sinewy tone and relentless groove for years fueled James Brown’s band (in the ’60s) and Parliament/Funkadelic (the ’70s).

But that’s hardly the extent of his bio. Parker has played and/or recorded with Prince, De La Soul, Ani DeFranco and the Red Hot Chili Peppers — and, for the last 15 years, has led his own hell-hot band on festival tours and recordings like “School’s In.”

Conn students? If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to blow the roof off of Palmer Auditorium, this show is the one to see.

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