Obed Calvaire, drums
Burniss Travis, bass
European Sounds Series Evening
Presented by Consulate General of Switzerland NY
About The Artists:
Grammy winner, Swiss born harmonica player and composer, Gregoire Maret moved to New York City at 18 years old to study at the New School University.
Over the course of the past decade, Gregoire 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. Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Romain Collin has been described by NPR as “a visionary composer”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players”. Collin continues to develop “a highly personal and contemporary vision” (A Blog Supreme, NPR), blurring the lines between improvisation, sound designing, indie rock and film scoring.