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Jean Michel Jarre

Jean Michel André Jarre (born 24 August 1948 in Lyon) is a French composer, performer and music producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres, and known as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks.

Jarre was raised in Lyon by his mother and grandparents, and trained on the piano. From an early age he was introduced to a variety of art forms, including those of street performers, jazz musicians, and the artist Pierre Soulages. He played guitar in a band, but his musical style was perhaps most heavily influenced by Pierre Schaeffer, a pioneer of musique concrète at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales.

His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygène. Recorded in a makeshift studio at his home, the album sold an estimated 12 million copies. Oxygène was followed in 1978 by Équinoxe, and in 1979 Jarre performed to a record-breaking audience of more than a million people at the Place de la Concorde, a record he has since broken three times. More albums were to follow, but his 1979 concert served as a blueprint for his future performances around the world. Several of his albums have been released to coincide with large-scale outdoor events, and he is now perhaps as well known as a performer as well as a musician.


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Jobbi Jobba 17 on page 2009 - "Indoors" World Arena Tour about 5 years ago
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These Indoor concerts are really impressive and huge ! I'm a fan of JMJ, but that's the first concert I've seen, and it's totally cool ! Is Thomas Alsina a dedicated photograph for this tour ?
Thomas Alsina 28 about 5 years ago
Nope, just a friend of JMJ. There is no official photographer on this tour :)
Thomas Alsina 28 about 5 years ago
BTW we should soon setup a system where anyone can post pictures to this album
Marco Blom 4 about 5 years ago
Great idea, I'd love to add my album of the recent Amsterdam concert to your album
Jobbi Jobba 17 about 5 years ago
T. A. > Ben dis donc, si c'est pas de la chance d'avoir un ami pareil ! En tout cas les photos sont superbes. Perso j'ai encore beaucoup de mal à faire des photos en faible luminosité...

Jean Michel Jarre