onStage presents saxophonist Maceo Parker Oct. 15

Saxophonist Maceo Parker, who embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can, will appear with his band in concert on Sat., Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium, presented by the onStage at Connecticut College guest artist series.

Always at the forefront, Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk — helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton and Prince, all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Maceo transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless. The Seattle Times calls Parker a “hurricane” because he gets “everybody swaying out of his or her seat.”

Reserved seating tickets are $28 general admission; $25 for seniors; $14 for students; $7 for Connecticut College students and $25 for faculty and staff. Tickets may be purchased online.

For information on onStage subscriptions, which provide discounted tickets, call 860-439-ARTS (2787) or email onstage@conncoll.edu.

Visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu for additional information about performances and to purchase tickets.

September 29, 2016