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Jean-Luc Ponty

Primary Instrument: Violin

Born: September 29, 1942    

Jean-Luc Ponty

Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena 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.

Ponty was born in a family of classical musicians on September 29, 1942 in Avranches, France. His father taught violin, his mother taught piano. At sixteen, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, graduating two years later with the institution's highest award, Premier Prix. In turn, he was immediately hired by one of the major symphony orchestras, Concerts Lamoureux, where he played for three years....
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    Open Strings

    Promising Music/MPS
    2011
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    Astrorama

    Cryonic Inc.
    2011
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    Electric Connection / King Kong

    BGO Records
    2009
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    Renaissance / Mam' Mai

    Cryonic Inc.
    2008
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    Canteloupe Island

    BGO Records
    2007
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    The Acatama Experience

    KOCH Records
    2007
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    Electric Connection / King Kong

    Cryonic Inc.
    2004
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