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The AndersonPonty Band, featuing original YES singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and violinist Jean Luc Ponty, to play Oct. 23 at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg

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STROUDSBURG—The AndersonPonty Band, a joint musical effort between original YES singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and French violinist Jean Luc Ponty, will play Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg Oct. 23.

Anderson was a founding member of YES, who released their self-titled debut full-length in 1969. He has also released numerous solo albums, starting with 1976’s “Olias of Sunhillow.” September 2015’s “Better Late Than Never” live album marks his first release as part of The AndersonPonty Band. The CD+DVD features 14 tracks and an hour-long live video recording of the band with interviews.

Ponty specializes in jazz and, along with producing a range of solo material starting with 1964’s “Jazz Long Playing,” has collaborated with artists such as Elton John and Frank Zappa.

The AndersonPonty Band’s Oct. 23 Sherman Theater performance is the first of their “Better Late Than Never” tour in support of the new album. Tickets to the 8 p.m. event range from $30 to $49 dollars and can be purchased at Sherman Theater’s website. VIP boxes that include eight tickets, a waitstaff and a fruit and cheese platter are $765 or $685 for Sherman members and can be reserved at (570) 420-2808.

Reach Gene Axton at 570-991-6121 or on Twitter @TLArts

Times Leader Staff Report

Reach Gene Axton at 570-991-6121 or on Twitter @TLArts