Jean-Luc Ponty: Intricate Chords, African Rhythms

Monday / November 23, 2009 / 12:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

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 a unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Bring your string instruments to this workshop and play with this world-famous violinist. Students will have a chance to play over Ponty's own background tracks, an interesting challenge for the even the most advanced jazz improvisers. And, for a different rhythmic perspective, students will have a chance to work with some of the African rhythms from Ponty's album Tchokola.