Maceo Parker (vocals, flute, saxophone); Corey Parker, Martha High (backing vocals); Lee Hogans (trumpet); Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews (trombone); Bruno Speight (guitar); Will Boulware (keys); Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (bass); Marcus Parker (drums).
"Maceo, blow your horn!" This message alone will suffice to get every auditorium filled to bursting, but for those who don't know: sax player Maceo Parker was James Brown's regular sideman. Since that time he too has become a star and has blown the roof off at the North Sea Jazz Festival many times. This year saw the release of a new Parker album, entitled Soul Classics. And this is what you can expect. On his own albums he immerses his sax in soul, funk and R&B. In doing so he not only likes to take things from the past, but also to add new songs to an old tradition. Parker always lets others share in the party on stage. New Orleans pride Trombone Shorty, one of the revelations of North Sea Jazz 2011, is his special guest. And this is the end of this funk message.