A box set entitled "The Mothership Returns" has been released by Eagle Rock: 2 audio CDs filled with more than 100 minutes of live music and a bonus DVD with behind the scene footage, stories and 2 live tracks shot in HD, all recorded on the phenomenal 2011 planetary tour with "Return To Forever IV" featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Frank Gambale and Jean Luc Ponty.


    CLARA PONTY, Jean-Luc's daughter, has performed with her band last June at The Pheasantry in London, UK, for the release of her first and great vocal album INTO THE LIGHT - co-produced by Stuart Bruce, recorded in England and France with guests violinists Nigel Kennedy and JL Ponty on a few tracks. Please visit www.claraponty.com  for more details.


    Jazz violinist Mads Tolling (Stanley Clarke Band - Turtle Island String Quartet) has released a new album entitled "MADS TOLLING QUARTET - CELEBRATING JEAN-LUC PONTY" with his original arrangements of JLP compositions such as "Enigmatic Ocean, New Country" among others, as well as original compositions and others by McLaughlin and Zappa - available at amazon.com and other websites


    Special event "50 years of innovating jazz" at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on April 11, 2012. JLP performs his compositions among which 4 world premieres with the Pasdeloup symphony orchestra conducted by Vincent Renaud with William Lecomte on keyboards, then JLP invites Stanley Clarke (double bass) Bireli Lagrene (acoustic guitar) Daniel Humair (drums) Eddy Louiss (organ) . Tickets on sale at www.chatelet-theatre.com or by tel. at +33 1 40 28 28 40

  • 2011

    2011 has been a great year for JLP. He has received the Jazz Legend Award from the Mayor at the end of his performance with his band at the Jazz Festival in Cork, Ireland. Altogether JLP has performed 88 concerts, 75 of which with "Return To Forever IV" (36 in the USA - 21 in Europe - 6 in Australia - 6 in Japan - 2 in South Korea - 1 in Israel). The November tour in South America with the "Atlantic Years Band" was also a big highlight. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!


    JLP & HIS BAND have toured in South America in november 2011 with a project called THE ATLANTIC YEARS featuring William Lecomte (keyboards) and members of JLP's American band from the 80s Jamie Glaser (guitar) - Baron Browne (bass) - Rayford Griffin (drums). Please visit the 'Concerts Dates' page for details. 

  • CONCERT TOUR "RTF4" - JLP has been touring with "RETURN TO FOREVER 4 " Chick Corea (keyboards) - Stanley Clarke (bass) - Lenny White (drums) - Frank Gambale (guitar). 75 concerts between June 24 and October 14, 2011 in Australia, Canada, Europe, Israel, USA, Japan and South Korea. For details please visit www.Return2Forever.com


    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. 


    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

    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