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Jean Michel Jarre

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Jean Michel Jarre denies UK move to escape French supertax

The French electro composer dismisses reports that he is relocating his business ventures to London

  • Jan 2, 2013

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Jean Michel Jarre Music Videos

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Coup T' L'arbalet En Tête

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Epi Bon Zépices

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Tèt pen sèk

Découvrez Tèt pen sèk avec la voix de Jean-Michel JEAN-LOUIS sur l'album AXEL AND FRIENDS (c) AV PROD 1997 - YourZoukTv - La Chaîne dédiée au Zouk - YourZoukTv est votre chaîne dédiée au Zouk. Retrouvez vos...

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Grand méchant zouk 1991

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Jean Michel Jarre Biography

Jean Michel Andre 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 concrete at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales.

His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygene. Recorded in a makeshift studio at his home, the album sold an estimated 12 million copies. Oxygene was followed in 1978 by Equinoxe, 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.

As of 2004 Jarre had sold an estimated 80 million albums. He was the first Western musician officially invited to perform in the People's Republic of China, and holds the world record for the largest-ever audience at an outdoor event.

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