The Gospel According To Grégoire Maret Featuring Zara McFarlane
Gospel - Modern Creative - Fusion
Zara McFarlane (vocals); Grégoire Maret (harmonica); Ondrej Pivec (Hammond B3 organ); Robert Kubiszyn (bass); Marcus Baylor (drums); Stephanie Fisher (choir master); Kersha Bailey, Monique Meade, Raffaele Crolla (choir).
Sun 10 July 2016 20:00 - 21:15 Congo
Switzerland’s Grégoire Maret is one of the most sought-after harmonica players on the planet. His playing is advanced and soulful and his innovative compositions embrace both traditional jazz and various world music styles. Maret is regularly compared to legends like Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder. He receives invitations from the greatest artists to record and tour with them. Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, George Benson and Pat Metheny - with whom he even won a Grammy - are just some of the musicians who have used Maret's services with enthusiasm. At North Sea Jazz Maret presents a project where he mixes gospel with fusion, producing a unique sound. One of the singers participating in this project is the rising star of British soul: Zara McFarlane. According to jazz connoisseurs she is a remarkable talent comparable to Erykah Badu and Cassandra Wilson, yet she is able to distinguish herself with a style of her own.