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One of the most sought-after saxophonists, three-time IMA nominee Lil’ MACEO has been electrifying audiences with his dynamic live performances and his mastery of the saxophone since 2001

Lil’ MACEO has been bringing his form of, good-time funky dance music to audiences in New York and beyond since the age of 18. Hailed as “Mr. Funky Sax,” Lil’ MACEO’s music has its roots in the Funk, Pop, Dance, and Smooth Jazz traditions of American music.

The band’s captivating, high-energy performances transport audiences to a feel-good block party atmosphere as Lil’ MACEO blends musicianship, creativity, and tradition.

This is a band that knows how to entertain. Audience members have described Lil’ MACEO as “excellent musicianship combined with entertaining showmanship,” “upbeat music with catchy lyrics that make people of all ages want to sing along,” “high energy with a feel-good vibe,” and “a never-ending dance party.” Lil’ MACEO and his band are led by a three-time IMA Award Nominee, and every performer in the band exudes a love of music. It’s not unusual for the unusual to happen at Lil’ MACEO’s loose and free-spirited performances—you never know what song they’ll bust out with or special guest musicians will hop up and raise the level of the funk with them.

Lil’ MACEO has always wanted to redefine and reform funk music. He does so through a melodic, energetic mix of pop, funk, dance, rock and smooth jazz elements creating a distinctive sound that some have dubbed as “smooth pop jazz.”

In 2009, MACEO received his first Independent Music Award nomination for Best R&B Album with Singer/Songwriter Rhoda Nkojo, followed by two more nominations included Best Newcomer and producer that same year. 

The artists he’s worked with are a testament to his talent including JT Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, and Maceo Parker just to name a few. 

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