Thursday, July 30, 2015

USA/France/UK: AndersonPonty Band Featuring Music Icons Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty To Release New CD/DVD “Better Late Than Never”

Los Angeles - One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015 by the
AndersonPonty Band, featuring music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc
Ponty, is scheduled to hit the streets early Fall 2015! “Better Late
Than Never” is the new album taken from a live performance, and
enhanced with innovative production. The package includes a bonus DVD
featuring outstanding performances by the band captured in September
2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.

The AndersonPonty Band has created some breathtaking new musical
compositions. “Better Late Than Never” also showcases
rearrangements of classic YES hits like “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”,
“Roundabout” and “Wonderous Stories”, as well as some of Jean
Luc Ponty's beloved compositions, with Jon's lyrical vocals and
melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique
sound such as “Infinite Mirage” a new song incorporating Jean
Luc's classic tune “Mirage”.

YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a
successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music
artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International
violin superstar Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of
his instrument in the arena 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. Together these two music
legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled!

“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.” - Jon Anderson

“Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is
unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of
musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my
expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent
musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart
in this project and with Jon's creative input we are not just
rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started
developing decades ago.” - Jean Luc Ponty

The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars - well
known guitarist who has worked with Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan
Adams and Lenny White; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and
composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars
including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie
and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve
Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums
and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke,
Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band visit the music created
by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new
arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy.

Jean Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea
of working together as far back as the 1980's. Now 30 years later the
dream has finally come to fruition! In support of the new release, a
world tour is currently in the works. Also, a videography documenting
the making of the “Better Late Than Never” album will be released
along with videos and performances.

AndersonPonty Band tour dates:

10/27 - Philadelphia - Keswick Theater
10/29 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
10/30 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse

11/1 - Pittsurgh - Carnegie Theater
11/3 - Chicago - Arcada Theater
11/4 - Milwaukee - Milwaukee PAC
11/6 - Detroit - Detroit Music Hall
11/7 - Toronto - Danforth Music Hall
11/10 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater
11/11 - Long Island - Paramount Theater
11/13 - NYC - Ethical Culture
11/14 - Boston - Berklee Performance Center
11/17 - San Francisco - Regency
11/18 - Sacramento - Crest Theater
11/20 - Los Angeles - Saban Theater
11/21 - Scottsdale - Talking Stick

For more information and forthcoming tour dates visit the official
AndersonPonty Band website:
AndersonPonty Band Facebook page:

Jon Anderson official website:
Jean Luc Ponty official website:

Manager: Jim Lewis,

Booking agent: APA
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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,