Jean-Michael Jarre to Earn Title of 'Commandeur' With Third Legion d'Honneur Medal
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The 'Oxygene' musician is scheduled to receive his latest Legion d'Honneur medal from France President Emmanuel Macron, earning him the title of 'Commandeur.'

AceShowbiz - Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre is set to be presented with France's prestigious Legion d'Honneur medal from President Emmanuel Macron.

The keyboard player will receive the nation's highest order of merit in Paris on Monday (21Jun21), hours before he performs as part of the Fete de la Musique Festival that evening, held in the courtyard of The Elysee Palace.

The free event, which was created by officials at the French Ministry of Culture in 1982 and takes place on the summer solstice, will also feature fellow artists Irene Dresel, NSDOS, Cerrone, and Glitter in what is designed to be a COVID-secure environment.

In a statement about the show, which Jarre curated, he said, "I am incredibly excited and honoured to be playing in such a unique and revered location. As we celebrate an international day of music together, it is my hope that we are seeing light at the end of this tunnel."

Previous recipients of the Legion d'Honneur include Sir Elton John and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The upcoming Legion d'Honneur medal will give Jean-Michel Jarre the title of "Commandeur." It's his third time to get the nation's honor.

As one of the world's greatest electronic music pioneers and an important cultural ambassador for French, Jarre previously earned the degree of "Chevalier" in 1995, the same day he performed the Concert pour la Tolerance at the base of the Eiffel Tower. The musician later received the degree of "Officier" in 2011.

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