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Where to celebrate in Bay Area

It’s the New Year’s Eve edition of our weekly look at concerts going on in the Bay Area. Here are some fun options for ringing in 2020 at local clubs and theaters.

Maceo Parker

The mighty saxophonist, known for his work with James Brown, George Clinton, Fred Wesley and Prince as well as for his own solo career, celebrates the dawning of the new year for the sixth consecutive time at SFJazz Center in San Francisco. He’s playing five shows in four nights, Dec. 28-31.

Saxophonist Candy Dulfer is the special guest for the shows.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28-30, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31; $25-$105, www.sfjazz.org

The Whispers

The funky R&B act, with a songbook that includes such hits as “Rock Steady” and “And the Beat Goes On,” performs Dec. 31 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.

Vocalist Lenny Williams is also on the bill.

Details: 8 p.m.; $45.75-$89.75, www.paramounttheatre.com

Brian Culbertson

The successful smooth jazz artist, who performs on synthesizer, piano, trombone, trumpet and other instruments, returns to Yoshi’s in Oakland for a year-ending run. He’s performing four shows in two nights, Dec. 30-31, at the venue.

Details: 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 30, 8 and 11 p.m. Dec. 31; $64.00 – $135, www.yoshis.com

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