Legal name: Jean‐Michel André Jarre

Also performs as: Pop Corn Orchestra


Jean-Michel André Jarre (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl ɑ̃dʁe ʒaʁ]; born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and record producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres, and is known for organising outdoor spectacles featuring his music, accompanied by vast laser displays, large projections 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 street performers, jazz musicians and the artist Pierre Soulages; 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 18 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.

As of 2004, Jarre had sold an estimated 80 million albums and singles. He was the first Western musician officially invited to perform in the People's Republic of China and held the world record for the largest-ever audience at an outdoor event for his Moscow concert on 6 September 1997, which was attended by 3.5 million people.

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1972Deserted PalaceJean Michel Jarre2
1976OxygèneJean Michel Jarre4.731
1978ÉquinoxeJean Michel Jarre4.7528
1981Les Chants magnétiques / Magnetic FieldsJean Michel Jarre4.221
1983Musique pour supermarché / Music for SupermarketsJean Michel Jarre4
1984ZoolookJean Michel Jarre3.819
1986Rendez-vousJean Michel Jarre3.714
1988RevolutionsJean Michel Jarre319
1990En attendant Cousteau / Waiting for CousteauJean Michel Jarre3.6515
1993ChronologieJean Michel Jarre4.411
1997Oxygène 7–13Jean Michel Jarre48
2000MétamorphosesJean Michel Jarre4.56
2002Sessions 2000Jean Michel Jarre31
2003Geometry of LoveJean Michel Jarre38
2007Téo & TéaJean Michel Jarre25
2007Oxygène: New Master Recording (2007 re-recording)Jean Michel Jarre8
2015Electronica 1: The Time MachineJean‐Michel Jarre47
2016Electronica 2: The Heart of NoiseJean‐Michel Jarre49
2016Oxygène 3Jean‐Michel Jarre3
2018Equinoxe InfinityJean‐Michel Jarre35
2019Snapshots From EōNJean-Michel Jarre1
2022OXYMOREJean‐Michel Jarre4
2023OXYMOREWORKSJean‐Michel Jarre2
2024Versailles 400Jean‐Michel Jarre1

Album + Compilation

1982SynthesisJean Michel Jarre1
1983Musik aus Zeit und RaumJean‐Michel Jarre2
1983The Essential Jean Michel JarreJean‐Michel Jarre311
1991Images: The Best of Jean Michel JarreJean Michel Jarre3.511
1996Jean-Michel Jarre, Volume 1: Les Chants magnétiques / Concerts en ChineJean Michel Jarre1
1997Oxygène / Oxygène 7–13Jean Michel Jarre4
2002The BestJean‐Michel Jarre1
2004AEROJean Michel Jarre43
2007The Complete OxygèneJean Michel Jarre1
2011Essentials & RaritiesJean Michel Jarre1
2011RaritiesJean Michel Jarre2
2015Essential RecollectionJean‐Michel Jarre33
2016Oxygène TrilogyJean‐Michel Jarre5
2017Original Album ClassicsJean‐Michel Jarre1
2018Planet Jarre: 50 Years of MusicJean‐Michel Jarre4
2018Original Album ClassicsJean‐Michel Jarre1

Album + Soundtrack

1972Les Granges brûléesJean Michel Jarre6
2017Radiophonie Vol. 9Jean-Michel Jarre1
2020Radiophonie Vol. 10Jean-Michel Jarre1
2021AmazôniaJean‐Michel Jarre26
2022Radiophonie Vol. 12Jean‐Michel Jarre1

Album + Live

1982Les Concerts en ChineJean Michel Jarre426
1987En concert / Houston‐LyonJean Michel Jarre313
1989Jarre Live (Destination Docklands – The London Concerts 1988)Jean‐Michel Jarre49
1994Europe in Concert - BarceloneJean Michel Jarre1
1994Hong KongJean Michel Jarre4
20012001 - Rendezvous in SpaceJean Michel Jarre - The Vizitors41
2004Live in Beijing PekinJean Michel Jarre1
2005Jarre in ChinaJean Michel Jarre2
2005Live From GdańskJean Michel Jarre1
2005Solidarność LiveJean Michel Jarre3
2006Printemps de Bourges 2002Jean Michel Jarre1
2006Water for LifeJean‐Michel Jarre1
2020Welcome to the Other Side (Concert From Virtual Notre-Dame)Jean‐Michel Jarre6
1995-07-14: Concert pour la tolérance, Paris, FranceJean Michel Jarre3

Album + Remix

1995JarremixJean Michel Jarre2
1998Odyssey Through O₂Jean Michel Jarre23
2002Jarre ForeverJean Michel Jarre1


1971La Cage / ErosmachineJean Michel Jarre2
1976OxygèneJean Michel Jarre6
1977Oxygène 2Jean Michel Jarre2
1978Équinoxe, Part 5Jean Michel Jarre3
1979Équinoxe 4Jean Michel Jarre4
1980Jarre à la ConcordeJean Michel Jarre1
1981Les Chants Magnétiques / Magnetic Fields Pt IIJean Michel Jarre3
1981Les Chants Magnétiques Part 4 \ Magnetic Fields Pt 4Jean Michel Jarre2
1981The Last RumbaJean Michel Jarre1
1982Orient ExpressJean Michel Jarre1
1982Souvenir de ChineJean Michel Jarre1
1984ZoolookJean Michel Jarre3
1985ZoolookologieJean Michel Jarre3
1986Fourth Rendez-vous / First Rendez-vousJean‐Michel Jarre1
1986Rendez-vous IVJean Michel Jarre1
1987Rendez-vous LyonJean‐Michel Jarre1
1988London KidJean Michel Jarre4
1988RevolutionsJean‐Michel Jarre3
1990CalypsoJean Michel Jarre4
1991Zoolook / Oxygene (Remixed By Mosaic)Jean‐Michel Jarre1
1993Chronologie (Part 4)Jean Michel Jarre8
1993Chronologie (Part 6)Jean Michel Jarre2
1993Chronologie 8Jean‐Michel Jarre1
1993Chronologie 2Jean Michel Jarre1
1997Oxygène 10Jean Michel Jarre10
1997Oxygène 8Jean Michel Jarre510
1997Oxygène 7Jean Michel Jarre6
1998Rendez-vous 98Jean Michel Jarre & Apollo 4405
1998Oxygène in the GhettoJean‐Michel Jarre1
1998Together NowJean Michel Jarre & Tetsuya 'TK' Komuro2
1999C'est la vieJean Michel Jarre feat. Natacha Atlas6
2000Tout est bleuJean Michel Jarre8
2003AerologyJean Michel Jarre7
2007Téo & TéaJean Michel Jarre4
2007Vintage (Remixes)Jean‐Michel Jarre1
2007VintageJean Michel Jarre1
2015GloryJean‐Michel Jarre & M833
2015ConquistadorJean Michel Jarre & Gesaffelstein1

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