Eight Gigs: Maceo Parker
Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Mondavi Center, $13.50-$51
In a three-day-only West Coast pairing of Maceo Parker and the Jones Family Singers, one of those nights of high-energy music will be held at Jackson Hall. Parker, a long-time purveyor of soul and funk music, brings his finely honed showmanship and a sense of historical reference from more than five decades of collaborating with James Brown, George Clinton and Prince. The Jones Family Singers, a Texas-based gospel outfit with three-generations of family members sharing the stage, effortlessly bridges traditional gospel with modern rock & soul music with nods toward their funky partner with whom they’ll be sharing the bill. 1 Shields Avenue in Davis, http://maceoparker.com.