Life Enigma in the U.S. charts
Sep 3, 2008
JLP's studio CD "LIFE ENIGMA" was re-released by Koch Entertainment in the USA and entered at Nº 5 in Soundscan's Contemporary Jazz Charts
Jean Luc awarded 2007 Jazz Trophy
Nov 12, 2007
Jean Luc was awarded the 2007 Jazz Trophy by the magazine "Jazz Zeitung" in Germany. The award ceremony is on Friday, November 16, 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany. It will be followed by a duo concert with Jean Luc and pianist Wolfgang Dauner.
New studio album release announcement
Jun 7, 2007
The new studio album with JEAN LUC PONTY & HIS BAND entitled THE ATACAMA EXPERIENCE has been released in June 2007 by Koch Records in the USA and Canada, and by Universal Music in most of Western and Eastern Europe, in Russia and Turkey. This new album features two guests guitarists: Allan Holdsworth in one piece and Philip Catherine in three others.
Re-release of JLP Productions' catalog
May 4, 2007
The following productions have been re-released by Koch Entertainment in the USA: Life Enigma (studio album with JLP & His Band from 2001) - Live at Semper Opera (2002) and In Concert (audio CD version from DVD with same title initially released - 2003) both are live recordings with JLP & His Band - Mirror of Truth (fourth studio CD by Clara Ponty, pianist & composer, co-produced with her father Jean Luc - 2004 - more info at www.claraponty.com
MusicFest in Moscow
May 5, 2006
Jean-Luc Ponty has given two master classes at MusicFest in Moscow end of may 2006 organized by violinist Alexander Luchkov, before performing with his band. Participants came mainly from Moscow but also from other Russian cities such as Saint Petersburg, Novgorod etc.
See Photo Gallery
Mar 2, 2006
J.L.P. Productions' catalog (CDs 'Life Enigma', 'Live at Semper Opera', 'In Concert', Clara Ponty's 'Mirror of Truth' and JLP's DVD 'In Concert') will now be distributed worldwide by Koch Entertainment from New York. Jean-Luc Ponty also signed an exclusive contract with Koch to release the new studio CD that he is recording with his band, and which should be released in late 2006 or early 2007.
Rite of Strings DVD
Feb 2, 2005
The Rite of Strings DVD filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1994 with Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola and Jean-Luc is due to be released on April 25, 2005 in Europe and on May 3, 2005 in North America (Montreux Sounds/Eagle Rock distribution).
In Concert DVD
Jan 2, 2005
Jean-Luc's first DVD "IN CONCERT" is available in PAL /all zones in France (Le Chant du Monde/Harmonia Mundi) and in NTSC/all zones in the USA (J.L.P. Productions, Inc. / Navarre Distribution). This DVD contains an exceptional 71-minute concert with his current group, filmed in Warsaw, Poland in October 99, plus an 11-minute bonus film called TOURING MEMORIES with onstage and offstage images taken in different locations around the world (USA - Russia - France etc.) plus complete biographies of JLP and band members and discography.
Clara Ponty's new album
Nov 12, 2004
Jean-Luc co-produced Clara Ponty's new album "Mirror of Truth". This is his daughter's third solo project, she released two CDs before on Philips Music/Universal-USA and has received very positive reviews from People Magazine to the specialized press. She wrote 12 new compositions for this new album, JLP contributed strings arrangements and also performed on a few pieces, with the added collaboration of Taffa Cissé on percussion, Laurent Cirade on cello and Patrick Manouguian on acoustic guitar. Mirror of Truth has been released in North America by J.L.P.
New music book
Aug 18, 2004
The "Jean-Luc Ponty Collection", a music book with 22 songs in lead sheet format, published by Hal-Leonard, is now available in the USA or online at www.musicdispatch.com (Song titles: After the Storm-The Amazon Forest - Bowing Bowing - Caracas - Don't Let the World Pass You by - Elephants in Love - Enigmatic Ocean - Even The Sun Will Die - Gardens of Babylon - Give Us A Chance - Imaginary Voyage - Infinite Pursuit - Jig - Mirage - New Country - No Absolute Time - Nostalgia - Open Mind - Renaissance - Solitude - A Taste of