A Tribute to Toots Thielemans by Grégoire Maret and Kenny Werner

A Tribute to Toots Thielemans by Grégoire Maret and Kenny Werner

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Pianist extraordinaire Kenny Werner and harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret pays tribute to their main inspiration, Toots Thielemans who passed away in 2016 at the age of 94. The program will include songs written by or associated with Toots, including Bluesette, Midnight Sun, Theme from Midnight Cowboy, The Dolphin, I Do It For Your Love and What a Wonderful World. Out of respect for the musician Toots Thielemans, Gregoire and Kenny will play the music of Toots Thielemans in their own style.

Kenny Werner has been a world-class pianist and composer for over forty years. His prolific output of compositions, recordings and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. In 1996 he wrote his landmark book, Effortless Mastery, Liberating The Master Musician Within. Werner has  since created videos, lectured world-wide and authored many articles on how musicians, artists or even business people can allow their “master creator” within to lift their performance to it’s highest level, showing us how to be spontaneous, fearless, joyful and disciplined in our work and in our life.

Grégoire Maret moved to New York City to study at the New School University’s Jazz Department in New York City upon graduating from the prestigious Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève. Today he is one of the most sought after harmonica players in the world: often compared to legends Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder, he has been asked to play with an incredible number of famous musicians including Youssn’Dour, Me’ Shell Ndegeocello, Pete Seeger, Cassandra Wilson, to name a few. Over his career,  Maret has found himself alongside many musical masters, including Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson and Steve Coleman, adapting to and absorbing many different styles, as many in his open-minded generation do. The challenges were exciting and educational.


Jun 29 2019


6:30 pm - 10:15 pm




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