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Kuumbwa Jazz presents Jean-Luc Ponty

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Event Date: June 5, 2017. 90.3 KAZU is proud to co-sponsor Kuumbwa Jazz presenting undisputed pioneer of the electric violin in modern jazz and rock, Jean-Luc Ponty. Originally trained as a classical musician, Ponty caught the “jazz bug” in college and never looked back. His successful appearance at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival led to recordings with Gerald Wilson and George Duke. It was Frank Zappa who wrote the music for Ponty's 1969 recording King Kong, giving the violinist greater exposure to young audiences. June 5, at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz - Tickets at kuumbwajazz.org.