BY ANGIE MARTIN
To say the least, Jean-Michel Jarre has an impressive history. Forty plus years ago, the ambient and electronic genre was mostly unheard of until the 68-year-old French composer and performer made multiple avant-garde albums that showcased the core of these emerging genres. We really could say he was one of the pioneers of ambient electronic that blankets a multitude of instruments over a spectacular laser and light display. His presence, music and personality are so significant that he’s made the Guinness Book of World Records numerous times, was named “Personality of the Year” by People magazine (back when people were awarded for their character and not their appearance), and even has an asteroid named after him. So yeah, he’s kind of a big deal.