This Tuesday, August 15th, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome harmonica player Grégoire Maret to our stage. Called “the new champ” of harmonica by critic Ted Gioia in The Daily Beast, Maret has shared the stage with a huge range of musical luminaries, from Sting to Pat Metheny to Steve Coleman. In 2016, Maret released his record Wanted on Sunnyside, assembling an all-star cast of players to showcase both his astonishing facility and multifaceted aesthetic. Check out a preview of the album below, including guest appearances from the rapper Koyaki and singer Diane Reeves.
At the Gallery this Tuesday, Maret will convene his band Innervoice, featuring a richly-textured, multi-keyboard rhythm section. To get a sense of the sparks of interplay that can fly with Maret on the bandstand, check out their performance at the 2016 Lotos Jazz Festival, below.
Grégoire Maret and Innervoice play The Jazz Gallery on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017. The group features Mr. Mare on harmonica, Shedrick Mitchell on piano & Hammond B3, Big Yuki on keyboards, Nathaniel Townsley on drums, and a bassist TBA. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $22 general admission ($12 for members), $27 reserved cabaret seating ($17 for members). FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.