Gregoire Maret - Lotos Jazz Festival

Over the course of the past decade, Grégoire 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 heavyhitters?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. (60 min)