Jon Anderson, original member of Yes, and jazz violin icon Jean-Luc Ponty have joined together to form the Anderson-Ponty Band.
Joining Anderson and Ponty are Jamie Dunlap, composer for such entities as MTV, the History Channel and South Park, Wally Minko, who has performed and recorded with the likes of Pink, Toni Braxton, En Vogue and New Edition, Baron Browne who has played with Billy Cobham and Ponty, and Rayford Griffin, another Ponty alumnus who has also performed with Stanley Clarke, George Duke and Michael Jackson.
Jon Anderson said of the new entity “A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean-Luc’s music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is, music is God.”
The band have been writing and arranging for the last three months and will be in residence at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO for three weeks in September where they will rehearse and play their first public performance on September 20.
The current schedule sees their debut album in early 2015 with a world tour starting next March. They have also started a Kickstarter campaign for fans to become part of the process.
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