Born May 13 1975, in Geneva, Switzerland to a Swiss father and American mother, Grégoire Maret began his musical career as a harmonica player at age 17. He earned his high school diploma in 1994 from the Collège de Saussure, in Geneva. Grégoire attended the Superior Conservatory of Music in Geneva following high school. Upon completion, he made the critical decision to move and subsequently pursue his study of the harmonica in the Jazz Department of New School University in 1995. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1998 and has been on the move ever since.
Grégoire's concert experience weaves a phenomenal tale, aglow with characters. He has shared the concert stage with well known artists including Reggie Workman, Charles Tolliver, Charles Fambrough, Patato Valdez, Max Roach, Tito Puente, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Pete la Roca, and Ray Brown to name but a few. These days, though he resides in New York, he can either be seen on the road, or performing and recording with renowned jazz artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Charlie Hunter, Steve Coleman, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Ravi Coltrane.
Remarkably, Grégoire's list of recordings is quite extensive.It includes such masters as David Sanborn, Steve Coleman, Jimmy Scot,t Jacky Terrasson, John Hicks, Idris Muhammad, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Mino Cinelu, Anita Baker, Bebel Giberto,Leon Parker,Bruce Cockburn and George Benson. His 2002 recordings find him in the company of Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Eric Revis.In 2003, he recorded with Charlie Hunter and Cassandra Wilson.In 2004 Gregoire joined the Pat Metheny Group.Most recently he joined the Marcus Miller band.