Over the course of the past decade, Gregoire Maret has emerged as a unique and compelling new voice across a wide spectrum of the modern jazz world. That his chosen instrument - the harmonica - is a relative rarity in the genre is one element in his singular sound, but far from the whole explanation. After all, the extensive list of heavy-hitters who have enlisted him for their own projects is unparalleled: Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson, and Marcus Miller are some of his most prominent employers, none of whom have the patience to employ novelty for novelty's sake. His guest appearances on recording sessions and concert stages expand that list to even more jaw-dropping proportions: Raul Midon, Jimmy Scott, John Ellis, Jacky Terrasson, Richard Bona, Sean Jones, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Elling, Lionel Loueke, Mike Stern, and Charlie Hunter have all made use of Maret's unmatched palette of color. More recently, he's worked alongside some of the biggest names in music, including Elton John, Sting, and Prince.
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Gregoire Maret picks up 2017 JJA nom for 'Player Of The Year Of Instruments Rare In Jazz'(Harmonica)
2017 JJA Jazz Awards Nominees were chosen by the votes of Jazz Journalists Association members. Nominations were made on the basis of work done in calendar year 2016, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Awards categories, in which nominations are for a lifetime body of work. Members and others were able to submit their own work for consideration in the Photo of the Year category; a committee of JJ...
Congratulations to Gregoire Maret. Winner of 2014 JJA Award
Congratulations to the winners of the 18th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards for Music and Recording and congratulations to Crossover Media Artist - Gregoire Maret winning for ‘Player of Instruments Rare in Jazz of the Year.'...
Gregoire Maret named finalist for 2014 Jazz Journalists Association Award
Gregoire Maret (harmonica) is a finalist nominees for the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards.
Nominees in most categories were chosen by the votes of the Professional Journalist Members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Nominations were made on the basis of work done in calendar year 2013, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Awards categories, in which nominations a...
Maret Puts Jazz Harmonica in the Spotlight
After years as one of the most in-demand sidemen for jazz (and beyond), jazz harmonica musician Gregoire Maret makes his highly anticipated first statement as a leader with his long-awaited, self-titled debut. Maret has redefined the role of the harmonica in the modern music industry through his work with musicians Elton John, Sting, and Prince, finding fresh pathways through a remarkable variety of...