Jean-Luc Ponty should need no introduction.
He recorded the superb violin line for Frank Zappa's 'It Must Be A Camel' for the "Hot Rats" album.
One year later, in 1970, Jean-Luc released "King Kong", an album on which he performed Frank Zappa's music.
A couple of years later, Jean-Luc even joined Zappa's band, next to one of his early musical buddies, George Duke. This resulted in a.o. "Over-Nite Sensation" and "Apostrophe (')".
Jean-Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their “Atlantic Years” tour to the US beginning late May 2017!
Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of the 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.
Says Jean Luc, “We're calling it 'The Atlantic Years' tour since I am touring with my band from the late 70's - 80's with whom I recorded several albums for Atlantic Records.”
The Jean Luc Ponty Band features:
Jean Luc Ponty – violin
Wally Minko – keyboards
Jamie Glaser – guitars
Rayford Griffin – drums
Baron Browne – bass
Jean Luc Ponty Band 2017 US tour dates:
May 30 – Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
May 31 – Seattle, WA - The Neptune
June 01 – Eugene, OR - John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
June 03 – Los Angeles, CA - The Saban Theater Beverly Hills
June 04 – San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
June 05 – Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
June 07 – San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
June 08 – Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
June 09 – Scottsdale, AZ - Center For the Arts
June 10 – Las Vegas, NV - Allante Casino
June 14 – Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
June 16 – Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
June 17 – Austin, TX - One World Theatre
June 20 – Chicago, IL - City Winery
June 21 – Detroit, MI - Chene Park
June 23 – Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino
June 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY - Performing Arts Center
June 25 – NYC - B.B. King