Grégoire Maret Quartet

Grégoire Maret Quartet

Grégoire Maret

Sunday, October 28, 2:00pm
at Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Grégoire Maret

Ticket includes entry to the museum galleries.

Grégoire Maret Quartet

With Toots Thielemans making a guest appearance on Grégoire Maret’s new album, the symbolism couldn’t be more apparent. The elder harmonica legend has passed the torch to a brilliant new star with a growing international reputation. Over the past decade, the Swiss-born Maret has become the world’s most sought-after harp master, recording and touring with everyone from Youssou N’Dour and Meshell Ndegeocello to Steve Coleman, Jacky Terrasson, Marcus Miller and Herbie Hancock. A long-time member of the Pat Metheny Group, he earned a Grammy for his contribution to the band’s 2005 Nonesuch album, The Way Up. Maret recently made his debut as a bandleader on Koch with an ambitious self-titled release, Grégoire Maret, that features high-profile guests including Thielemans, Miller, Cassandra Wilson and Gretchen Parlato. Earlier this year he performed for SFJAZZ in an all-star tribute to Thielemans, instantaneously gaining a throng of Bay Area fans. For Maret’s triumphant return, he brings an electrifying quartet featuring pianist Federico Gonzalez Peña, bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Clarence Penn.

Artist Personnel

Grégoire Maret harmonica
Federico Gonzalez Peña piano
Matt Brewer bass
Clarence Penn drums

Artist Website

"Maret plays the chromatic harmonica with the chops of Toots Thielemans and the soul-searing expression of Stevie Wonder. " — JazzTimes
"He’s one of the most creative musicians around. " — Herbie Hancock