Kevin Hays & Grégoire Maret Duo 1+1
This special duo project brings together the brilliant pianist Kevin Hays and harmonica great Grégoire Maret. Without limits, these master improvisers create a rich tapestry of melodic and harmonic invention, weaving tales through gorgeous originals, improvisations, and reimagined Jazz and Brazilian classics.
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188
Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz pianists of his generation. Many of his 15 recordings as leader have received critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as a “Coup de Coeur” from the Académie Charles Cros (France). A prolific sideman appearing on over 60 records, Hays’s long list of notable musical associations include records with Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, and Al Foster. kevinhays.com
Grégoire Maret is one of the most sought after harmonica players in the world. Maret was the subject of Swiss filmmaker Frédéric Baillif's documentary Sideman, which won several awards. In 2005, Grégoire toured with the Pat Metheny Group, receiving a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for their album The Way Up. He also won the Jazz Journalists Association ‘Player of the Year Award’. After his Grammy win, Maret embarked on a two-year tour with the worldclass bassist Marcus Miller and subsequently joined Herbie Hancock’s band. Other credits include performances with Youssn’Dour, Me' Shell Ndegeocello, Pete Seeger, David Sanborn, George Benson, and Cassandra Wilson, to name a few. gregoiremaret.com