Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the area 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.
Jean Luc Ponty and the hr-Bigband with conductor Jim McNeely gave their première concert at the German Jazz Festival Frankfurt 2012. All songs they performed are compositions from Jean Luc Ponty and are arranged by Jim McNeely. The audience was enthusiastic as well as the critics. Therefore it is obvious to continue this project.
Jim McNeely’s reputation as composer/arranger and conductor for large jazz bands continues to flourish, and has earned him nine Grammy nominations. Since 2011/2012 he is leading conductor oft he hr-Bigband.
The hr-Bigband stands for innovation and variety. It unfolds its activities in a broad range of styles from classical big band jazz to avant-garde jazz and from popular to classical music.
The hr-Bigband is one of the most innovative German jazz ensembles of our times.
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P.S. Herbie Hancock invited Jean Luc Ponty to perform at the UNESCO International Jazz Day on April 30, 2013 in Istanbul. Other participants are:
Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Patti Austin, John McLaughlin, George Duke, Terence Blanchard, Keiko Matsui, Lee Ritenour, Terri Lyne Carrington, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marcus Miller, James Genus and Ben Williams. John Beasley will serve as Musical Director.
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