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JEAN LUC PONTY

Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the area of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music.

The great American jazz violinist Stuff Smith hearing Ponty in the 60’s said “he is a killer, he plays on the violin like Coltrane does on sax” (Jazz Encyclopedia In The Sixties by Leonard Feather). In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in 1976, Stéphane Grappelli said “No he is not a student, only a great friend...he is a great musician and invented a new style on the violin”.
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Jean Luc Ponty & his Band

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Jean Luc Ponty - violin
William Lecomte - keyboards
Guy Nsangué Akwa - bass
Damien Schmitt - drums
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On stage: 4
Travel party: 6

 

Jean Luc Ponty Quintet "The Atlantic Years"

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Jean Luc Ponty - violin
Jean Marie Ecay - guitar
William Lecomte - keyboards
Guy Nsangué Akwa - bass
Damien Schmitt - drums
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On stage: 5 
Travel party: 7

 

Jean Luc Ponty & Symphony Orchestra

For many years Jean Luc Ponty has performed his music with symphony orchestras:

1984 - Montreal Symphony Orchestra
1986 - Toronto Symphony Orchestra
1987 - New Music Ensemble of Pittsburgh
1987 - Tokyo - Shin Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra
1990 - New York - Radio City Orchestra
1995 - Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra
2012 - Paris - Orchestre des Concerts Padeloup
2012 - Curitiba, Brazil - Orquestra Sinônica do Paraná
2013 - Moscow, Russia, Gala event for Yuri Bashmet with New Russia State Symphony Orchestra
2013 - Yaroslav, Russia, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra
2013 - Gyor, Hungary, Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra
2013 - Novosibirsk, Russia, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra
2016 - Freiburg, Germany, Philharmonic Orchestra

Each performance has been a great success, gaining the enthusiasm of both audience, musicians and critics.
His current program covers 12 of his original compositions arranged for full orchestra and can have a total duration of 80 minutes.
Jean Luc Ponty is accompanied by his pianist.

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Audio samples and conductor scores are available on request.

Travel party: 2

 

Jean Luc Ponty & hr-Bigband, conductor Jim McNeely

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Jean Luc Ponty - violin
Jim McNeely - conductor
Tony Lakatos, Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn, Oliver Leicht, Steffen Weber, Rainer Heute - saxophon
Martin Auer, Axel Schlosser, Thomas Vogel, Frank Wellert - trumpet
Günter Bollmann, Christian Jaksjo, Peter Feil, Manfred Honetschläger - trombone
Peter Reiter - piano
Christoph Aupperle - vibraphone
Martin Scales - guitar
Thomas Heidepriem - bass
Paul Höchstädter - drums

On stage: 20
Travel party: 26

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Jean Luc Ponty Duo

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Jean Luc Ponty - violin
William Lecomte - grand piano

On stage: 2
Travel party: 2

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