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Dear Friends of the DC Jazz Festival,
The Board of Directors of the DC Jazz Festival and the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America cordially invite you and a guest to this Charles Fishman Embassy Series reception and concert featuring Swiss harmonica player sensation Grégoire Maret, whose work was recently voted top miscellaneous instrument in a critics poll. Part of International Jazz Day, this event will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:00 - 9:30PM at the Swiss Residence and will be hosted by the spouse of the Swiss Ambassador, Mrs Anita Dahinden. Come to hear one of Switzerland's most accomplished jazz musicians of his generation.
This Charles Fishman Embassy Series event is presented by Events DC and is made possible thanks to the generous support of Linda and Michael Sonnereich and the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America.
About the Artist: Grégoire Maret is a dynamic and virtuosic Swiss-born, New York-based harmonica player. Having been voted one of the top miscellaneous instrument winners in a critics poll, his guest appearances on recording sessions and concert stages expand that list to even more jaw-dropping proportions: Raul Midón, Jimmy Scott, Jacky Terrasson, Richard Bona, Sean Jones, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Elling, Lionel Loueke, Mike Stern, and Charlie Hunter have all made use of Maret's unmatched palette of color. More recently, he’s worked alongside some of the biggest names in music, including Sting, Prince, and Elton John at Stings’ The Concert for the Rainforest. Along the way, Maret has redefined the role of the harmonica, finding fresh pathways through a remarkable variety of styles. Herbie Hancock has called Maret "one of the most creative musicians around," while Marcus Miller has declared that he is "carrying the instrument into the 21st century with prowess, passion, and creativity."

Program: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Cocktails | 7:00 PM Concert | 7:45 PM Reception featuring authentic Swiss Raclette dinner and Swiss drinks

Address: Embassy of Switzerland | 2920 Cathedral Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20008
RSVP for this special evening, no later than NOON on Wednesday, April 18. Due to security protocol at the Embassy of Switzerland, we are unable to accommodate registrations after Noon on Thursday 4/19. This exclusive invitation is not transferable. Please note that seating is limited, and registration is required for entry. Be sure to include your guest's name on your registration form. The dress code is business casual.
Onsite parking for this event is available, but extremely limited. We recommend alternative transportation including taxi, ride-sharing service or other public transportation. If you or your guest have an accessibility question, please let us know and we will gladly make accommodations.

For more information, please contact Ms. Skylar Rea, Events Coordinator for the DC Jazz Festival at skylar@dcjazzfest.org.
This Charles Fishman Embassy Series event is presented by Events DC and made possible by the generous support of Linda and Michael Sonnereich and Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America


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