Maceo Parker Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Maceo Parker was born on 14 February 1943, in Kinston, North Carolina USA, and is a saxophonist, best known for his work in the soul and funk genres, and for working with James Brown in the 1960s plus Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Maceo Parker? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $800,000, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He was a prominent soloist on many James Brown songs, but he’s also known to play tenor, alto and baritone saxophones. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Maceo Parker Net Worth $800,000

Maceo was born into a family that was inclined to music, playing a variety of instruments. He and his brother Melvin joined James Brown in 1964, and found success as part of the band so Maceo’s net worth started to increase. Six years later he and other band members left to establish Maceo & All the King’s Men, and toured for two years before in 1974 returning to James Brown.

He helped create the charting single “Parrty – Part I”, but the following year, he joined George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic which went on to have success in the late 1970s. In 1984, he then returned again to perform with James Brown for the next four years.

Parker started his solo career in the 1990s, and released his first album – “Roots Revisited” – which found success, and so his net worth continued to increase. He released several albums in the next few years including the live album “Life on Planet Groove” on which he collaborated with saxophonist Candy Dulfer. In 1993, he contributed to the album “Buhloone Mindstate” by De La Soul, and also worked with Prince, Jane’s Addiction, and the Dave Matthews Band. In 2007, he performed with Prince’s band for the “Prince’s 21 nights” at the O2 arena, then worked on a Ray Charles tribute album “Roots & Grooves” on which he collaborated with the WDR Big Band; the album won a best Jazz Album Jammie in 2009. They would also work on the album “Soul Classics”.

In 2011, Maceo was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, and the following year, Victoires Du Jazz in Paris awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 201 he received the North Carolina Heritage Award, while continuing to perform and tour regularly, appearing in many jazz festivals throughout Europe – he was even reported to have held around 290 concerts in a year. He also released an autobiography entitled “98% Funky Stuff: My Life In Music”, and was also portrayed by Craig Robinson in the James Brown biopic “Get on Up”.

For his personal life, it is known that Parker is married with kids, but details remain private. His nephew is guitarist Kelindo Parker and one of his other nephews is DJ Parker who founded iDream Studios Inc. Maceo is known to own a gold-plated Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 14, 1943
Birth place: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
Profession:Musician, Actor, Composer
Education:North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Nationality:American
Siblings:Melvin Parker, Kellis Parker
Music groups:Fred Wesley and The J.B.'s, George Clinton (1975 – 1984), Parliament-Funkadelic
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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "We Want Eazy"
A Drummer's Dream2010Documentary performer: "Soul Power 92" composed by nm0113768, nm1501068, nm0662469, William "Bootsie' Collins' nm1277742 & nm0873810
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Cross the Tracks We Better Go Back", "Soul Power '74" - as Maceo
Head-On2004"Off the Hook" / performer: "Off the Hook"
Snatch2000performer: "CROSS THE TRACKS WE BETTER GO BACK" - as Maceo
Space Cowboys2000performer: "LAST NIGHT"
House Party 31994performer: "Ah...The Name Is Bootsy Baby" / writer: "Ah...The Name Is Bootsy Baby"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Head-On2004Musiker
The Artist's Journey: Funk Blast2000Himself
Deee-Lite: Groove Is in the Heart1990Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Head-On2004

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
James Brown: Live at Chastain Park1985VideoHimself - Alto Sax / Band Leader
Soul Train1973TV Series documentaryHimself
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown2014DocumentaryHimself
The Stern Grove Festival Videos2013TV SeriesHimself
Finding the Funk2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Sample: Not for Sale2012DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself
Prince Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas2003VideoHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Rave un2 the Year 20002000Video documentaryHimself
Nulle part ailleurs. 1ère partie1998TV SeriesHimself
Maceo1996DocumentaryHimself
Schmidteinander1993TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentaryHimself

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