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Grégoire Maret

2012–2013 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8 pm

Grégoire Maret

$25 for Members
$29 for non-members

Pre-concert Conversation, 7 pm
“The ‘Miscellaneous Instrument’ In Jazz History,” with Art of Jazz Series Producer Bruce Eaton
Concert, 8 pm

After more than a decade of touring and recording with Herbie Hancock, Sting, Pat Metheny, George Benson, Prince, Robert Glasper, and Kurt Elling, Swiss-born harmonica virtuoso Grégoire Maret “possesses the most original voice on harmonica since Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder. He is carrying the instrument into the 21st century with prowess, passion, and creativity” (Marcus Miller). Maret is now stepping forward as a leader. As Cassandra Wilson says, “Wherever Grégoire Maret stands, whenever he lifts his instrument to his lips, the room and all its inhabitants are immediately transformed, we are transported with a sweet yet powerful intensity to a higher plane.” (


Individual concert tickets are $25 for Gallery Members and $29 for non-members. Season tickets, for all four concerts, are available at a discounted rate of $90 for Gallery Members. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Admissions Desk or online at Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please order tickets early to avoid disappointment.


AK Café will serve dinner on Saturday, November 3, 2012, before the Grégoire Maret concert. For reservations, which are highly recommended, please call 716.270.8223.

Learn More About the 2012–2013 Series

The Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series is supported, in part, by a generous grant from Hunt Real Estate.  It is produced by Bruce Eaton and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Grégoire Maret concert has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of Christi and Bruce Reinoso.