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. After studying classical violin at the Paris Conservatory, Jean-Luc Ponty turned to jazz in the 60s and, thanks to his revolutionary style, collaborated with many of the best European and American musicians including John Lewis, Lalo Schifrin, and Quincy Jones. He became the first bebop violinist (U.S. jazz magazine ‘Down Beat’ even created a violin category for him in its critics’ poll).
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