Jean-Luc Ponty: 2017 Artist Profile

Jean-Luc Ponty is scheduled to perform Saturday on the Main Stage from 1:20 until 2:30.

Jean-Luc Ponty at the Nice Jazz Festival 2008 Pioneering jazz and rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty returns for his 4th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival appearance with hits from his Atlantic Records albums including Imaginary Voyage, Enigmatic Ocean, and Cosmic Messenger. Ponty began his career in France as a classical violinist, but quickly developed his own horn-inspired style without vibrato. The recipient of lifetime achievement awards in four countries, Ponty was also awarded the 2016 Officier de la Legion d’Honneur, the highest civilian honor in France.

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Jean-Luc’s photo at the Nice Jazz Festival in 2008 is licensed via CC-BY-SA 2.0/Guillaume Laurent.

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