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Jon Anderson & Jean-Luc Ponty are forming The Anderson Ponty Band and recording an album of classics and new material. Read more

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Jon Anderson & Jean-Luc Ponty are forming The Anderson Ponty Band and recording an album of classics and new material.

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Proud to be a Kickstarter Staff Pick and a Kickstarter Project of The Day
Proud to be a Kickstarter Staff Pick and a Kickstarter Project of The Day

The Anderson Ponty Band will be going into the studio to record a full album’s worth of material.

And then we’re also going to record our Aspen show in the form of a live album and DVD.

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We Promise All Our Kickstarter Backers Will Hear The Music and Enjoy The Album & All The Rewards Well Before Anyone Else.

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I SEE YOU (DEMO CLIP 4)

Demo Mix of First 3 clips

New Demo Clip 3*

*Please note these clips are demos and not completed tracks.  This is the kind of stuff that usually never sees the light of day but being able to share it with all of you is a big part of why we’re doing Kickstarter.

Brand New Music and Classics with New Arrangements

The Anderson Ponty Band will visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy, while creating new compositions as well.

The Anderson Ponty Band have been writing and arranging old favorites during the past three months. They'll be in residence for three weeks in September at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado rehearsing, recording and playing a public performance on Saturday September 20th.

The album will be finished in Los Angeles and is scheduled for release in early 2015. Also, a videography documenting the making of the album will be released as well as videos and performances. A world tour beginning in March 2015 is in the planning stages.

Infinity Demo Track*.

This second demo is a reimagining of the Jean-Luc Ponty classic Infinity morphing into a new section written for the CD. Just a taste of what is coming!!

Listening Demo Track.*

*Please note these clips are demos and not completed tracks. We are posting them to give fans an idea of the exciting music we are working on.

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"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” - Jon Anderson

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Why Kickstarter?

First of all, for our fans.

Our fans have been behind everything we’ve ever done we want to do this as a way of giving you all a chance to be part of the entire creative process. Everyone who supports this project will have played a part in making the album and our new band happen. In addition to the rewards, we’ll also keep you posted with news, updates and exclusive previews as we create the album, rehearse for and play our debut show and embark on our world tour.

And secondly, recording, producing and creating a record is an expensive process. Same with rehearsing in the amazing venue of the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen where we’re going to play the Anderson Ponty Band’s debut show and then create a concert DVD commemorating the experience.

We could have gone to a record label for the money. But we knew we wanted this to be organic. No outside interference or meddling. Just the band making our music for our fans and with our fans.

That’s the beauty of Kickstarter. It means there will be absolutely no label interference, because there is no label. Which means we can make the music we want to make, exactly how we want to make.

It means we can take our time and do everything right. It means we can reinvent our older stuff and create fantastic new music. It means we can decide how many discs the album has and exactly who’s going to create our album art.

So why Kickstarter?

Because it means with your help we can make our music our way and we can all do it together.

So come along on the adventure!

The Anderson Ponty Band also includes

Jamie Dunlap on guitars - well known as a film and television composer, most notably South Park.

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 and Barry Manilow.

Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. 

The Anderson Ponty Band thanks everyone for all their support!
The Anderson Ponty Band thanks everyone for all their support!

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    **Ultimate Anderson/Ponty Package** You'll get signed 11 X 17 Concert Poster from the band's debut show in Aspen + thanks in DVD credits AND in the CD booklet + the CD/DVD and Digital Downloads

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    **Aspen Meet & Greet** You'll get two tickets to see the band's debut concert in Aspen and get to meet and greet them at the show + 2 Exclusive Concert Shirts and Signed Event Posters and the CD & DVD and Digital Download

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    **Handwritten Lyrics** Jon Anderson will hand write the lyrics to one of his classic songs just for you + you'll get the CD & DVD.

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    **Aspen VIP** You and a guest will be invited to the Aspen dress rehearsal and the post show band party + you'll get two VIP tickets to the show and everything else in the $500 package.

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    **Aspen VIP** You and a guest will be invited to the Aspen dress rehearsal and the post show band party + you'll get two VIP tickets to the show and everything else in the $500 package.

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    **Aspen Dinner With Jean-Luc** You'll get everything in the "Aspen VIP" Reward + You'll enjoy a private dinner with Jean-Luc in Aspen.

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    **Jon's Microphone** After the Aspen show Jon will sign his mic and send it to you with a special certificate of authenticity + everything in the $250 package.

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    **Jon's Acoustic Guitar** After the recording is finished you'll get the actual Martin 6 String Acoustic Guitar Jon and Jamie used writing and recording the album. It will be signed by Jon and Jamie and include a certificate of authenticity + you'll get everything in the $250 Package as well.

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    **Jon's Electric Guitar** Or if you prefer electric... After the recording is finished you'll get the actual Ibanez 7 String Electric Guitar that Jon and Jamie used writing and recording the album. It will be signed by Jon and Jamie and include a certificate of authenticity + you'll get everything in the $250 Package as well.

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    **APB Tour Package** Your city not on our tour list? No problem, we'll bring you to us! We'll fly you (and a guest) from any major US city to one of our US tour stops, put you up in a hotel and give you the full band experience. You'll attend sound check, have dinner with the band and enjoy the show from special VIP seats. You'll even get a special shout out from the stage. Plus we'll send you home with a big bundle of Anderson Ponty music and merchandise.

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    **The Producer Package** Be the very first fan (along with a friend of your choice) to hear the music. You'll sit in on a studio mixing session for the album and then go out to lunch with Jon and Jamie to talk all about the album. For your contribution you'll get a very special "Thank You" on the CD plus everything in the Ultimate Package. And if you don't live in Los Angeles we'll fly you and your guest in (US only). Mix will take place in October.

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