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JC Maillard




- Caribbean Multi-instrumentalist🌴 - Leader of Grand Baton👹 - Producer of new Electronic-South American music album for Argentinian Sofia Rei👾 - Traveler 🗿 - Beat Activist✊🏾 - Father of the SazBass🎵 It all began on this island awash in Caribbean vibration, waves of Carnival interspersed with the beat of the drum; a young man whose isolation got him staring across the ocean, collecting echoes from the four corners of the world. Has released: - Ka Suite, instrumental compositions for guitar and Ka drum - Grand Baton, rock and electronic band with caribbean traditional drums - Saz Blues, acoustic blues songs performed on an 8 string Saz Bass - Keter, with Sofia Rei, by John Zorn, winner of 2 of the 2020​ ​Independent​ ​Music​ ​Awards. Has recorded and performed with, sometimes composed for: - African superstars Grammy Award Winner ​Angelique Kidjo​, Senegalese pioneers Toure Kunda and Mbalax icon Omar​ ​Pene (album “​Myamba”​), Congolese Koffi Olomide, Zimbabwean mbira master Chiwoniso​ ​Maraire​, Cameroonese renowned bassist ​Richard​ ​Bona. - Vocalists extraordinaire Lisa​ ​Fischer and Argentinian Sofia​ ​Rei​. - Avant garde composer John Zorn. - Hip Hop artists Residente, Bisso Na Bisso - Caribbean stars Patrick Saint-Eloi​ and Tanya Saint Val​ (Guadeloupe), Mario Canonge (Martinique), Beethova Obas and Emeline Michel (Haiti) and various members of Kassav. - Jazz​ and World Music virtuosos Omar​ ​Hakim, Mino Cinelu Etienne Mbappe, ​Louis Winsberg (flamenco project "Jaleo") - French pop superstars ​Michel Fugain​, ​Michel Jonasz​, Maurane​... - The ​Alonzo King Lines Ballet of San Francisco​ (composer) - The ​Seattle Symphony​, the ​National Philharmonic​, the ​Cincinnati​ ​Symphony​. Touring Sofia Rei's new album "Umbral", performed at GlobalFest meets Tiny Desk festival, January 2021.