Where is Jean-Luc Ponty from?

Where is Jean-Luc Ponty from?

Avranches, France
Jean-Luc Ponty/Place of birth

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.

How old was Jean-Luc Ponty when he decided to become a musician?

By the time he was 13, Ponty had decided to make music his career and quit school to devote his time entirely to music. Entering the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris two years later, he excelled in his studies and won the 1960 Premier Prix for violin.

Who played fiddle for Frank Zappa?

Name Year(s) Instrument
Murray Adler 1978, 1996 Violin
Phyllis Altenhaus 1987 Voice
Mike Altschul 1972, 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2008 Woodwinds
Jay Anderson 1983–1985 Bass

Who did Frank Zappa date?

Frank Zappa
Spouse(s) Kay Sherman ​ ( m. 1960⁠–⁠1964)​ Gail Zappa ​ ( m. 1967)​
Children Moon Zappa Dweezil Zappa Ahmet Zappa Diva Zappa
Musical career
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Is Clara Ponty related to Jean-Luc Ponty?

Ponty is the daughter of jazz violinist and composer Jean-Luc Ponty. Born in Paris but raised in Los Angeles since age four, she began studying violin and piano at the age of five. She participated in local competitions in Los Angeles and won her first award at age eleven.

When was Jean Luc Ponty born and when did he die?

(April 2020) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message) Jean-Luc Ponty (born 29 September 1942) is a French jazz violinist and composer. Ponty was born into a family of classical musicians on 29 September 1942 in Avranches, France.

What kind of music does Jean Luc Ponty play?

In April 2012 Ponty performed in an acoustic trio with Clarke and guitarist Bireli Lagrene for the second set of a concert at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris to celebrate five decades in music. The first set featured Ponty with a string orchestra. In 2014 Ponty recorded a jazz album entitled D-Stringz with Clarke and Lagrene.

When did Jean Luc Ponty release Life Enigma?

In August 2001 Ponty released his album Life Enigma on his label (J.L.P. Productions), a return to his concept from the 1970s with modern production.

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