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|Grégoire Maret is becoming one of the most sought- after
harmonica players in the world and has played with famous
musicians including David Sanborn and Herbie Hancock.
Maret toured with the Pat Metheny Group, receiving a
Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
Born in Switzerland, Maret spent his childhood with a
diverse array of musical influences from his Harlem born,
African-American mother and his Swiss father, a local jazz
musician. He began
playing the harmonica at age 17. Upon graduating from the
prestigious Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève,
Grégoire moved to New York City to pursue jazz studies.
He has developed his own unique sound and his versatile
style enables him to play effortlessly across different musical