CD Box Set "ATLANTIC YEARS"
Aug 22, 2011
A box set with 4 CDs entitled "ELECTRIC FUSION - THE ATLANTIC YEARS" has been released by Warner/Rhino in France in July. It contains a large selection of tracks from all JLP's albums released by Atlantic Records between 1975 and 1997, and a booklet with photos and JLP's comments on the entire period.
May 24, 2011
Clara, Jean Luc's daughter, has released a great new album co-produced by Wolfgang Haffner in Munich with top jazz musicians from Germany called ECHOES. She also just released a vocal album called INTO THE LIGHT on May 26, 2011, in France, Scandinavia, the UK and soon to be released in the USA, co-produced by Stuart Bruce in England and France with guests violinists Nigel Kennedy and JL Ponty on a few tracks.
Tribute to Jean Luc Ponty
Apr 11, 2011
Jazz violinist Mads Tolling (Stanley Clarke's band - Turtle Island String Quartet) will do a Tribute to Jean Luc Ponty by performing original arrangements of JLP's music at Yoshi's in Oakland, California on May 30, and at Amnesia Bar in San Francisco as part of the Hotplates Series of SF Jazz on June 9. For details visit http://madstolling.com
Tour Plans for 2011
Jan 12, 2011
JLP is joining the Return To Forever IV project with Chick Corea (keyboards) - Stanley Clarke (bass) - Lenny White (drums) - Frank Gambale (guitar) for a concert tour in Australia - New Zealand in February 2011. Other tours will be planned in Europe, the USA and Asia between June and September 2011. Please visit the 'Concert Dates' page for details and updates. You can also view a video presentation at http://www.vimeo.com/17506684
Sep 10, 2010
The highlights for JLP & His Band in 2010 so far have been a first time appearance at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival in the Caribbean in May - a 50-minute performance at the televised Jazz Awards in Lodz, Poland in June - in August, a first time performance at the Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan, Northern Germany, a 20-year old festival dedicated to Frank Zappa - then the last concert of the 2010 season for the JLP Band with a very enthusiastic audience at the beautiful International House of Music in Moscow, Russia on November 3 - also in August was a first time appearance of the PONTY-DAUNER DUO at the St. Moritz Jazz Festival in Swizterland.
Dec 27, 2009
After a very successful U.S. tour in November, JLP & HIs Band ended 2009 with a great show in Tallinn, the beautiful capital of Estonia followed by another show in Bari, Southern Italy in the historic Piccinni theatre. Happy Holidays to everyone!
Jun 22, 2009
Chick Corea- Stanley Clarke-Lenny White invited Jean Luc Ponty to perform with them as special guest at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, on September 2, along with Chaka Khan and Bill Connors.
Jean Luc Ponty & His Band in Ireland
Mar 5, 2009
JLP and his band will be performing in Ireland for the first time on March 12, 2009. Jean-Luc is very excited as he is a big fan of Irish fiddling. The concert is in Dublin at National Concert Hall in the Main Auditorium at 8 PM, and Jean Luc will also give a masterclass in John Field Room in the same building at 3:30 PM. For more details please visit: http://www.newschool.ie/JeanLuc_Ponty/Default.495.html