Didier Lockwood (born February 11, 1956) is a French jazz violinist. He was born in Calais and studied classical violin and composition at the Calais Conservatory. However, he became enamoured of rock and roll and quit his studies in 1972 to form a progressive rock group called Magma with his brother Francis, pianist. They played together for three years, but Didier was soon entranced by the improvisation of Jean-Luc Ponty on Frank Zappa's King Kong album. Lockwood was also influenced by Polish violinist Zbigniew Seifert and, of course, Stephane Grappelli, whom he joined on tour.