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“One of the great minds in jazz.” – Jazz.FM
“One of Canada’s A-List pianists!” – CFRB
“He very well may be the most gifted pianist in Canada.” – rivetingriffs
“One of Canada’s hottest acts in both bop and pop circles!” – CNET

Moving effortlessly between musical genres, projects, and influences, highly acclaimed pianist-composer Ron Davis has established himself as one of the most original, enjoyable voices in jazz today.

Ron is active on the worldwide jazz scene and has built a dynamic career including several successful international tours. He cites piano giants Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk as inspirations, but his clean, energetic, joyous playing style is uniquely his own.

Ron is the unusual combination of a virtuoso pianist and an entertainer. He reads audiences and connects, creating a multi-textured musical mix that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats.

On any given night, Ron’s set list might include Coldplay, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix or classic Tatum. The result is a magnificent mix of instrumental and experimental, and as importantly, an unforgettable evening out.

Ron has released nine full-length recordings to international critical praise. In early 2013, he released his eighth title, Blue Modules, an experimental project exploring pop and post-modern jazz. In autumn 2013, he released Symphronica, an innovative jazz-symphony fusion album, made with famed conductor John Morris Russell.

After early studies at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ron studied with Darwyn Aitken—himself a student of jazz legend Peterson, and classical great (and George Gershwin’s brother-in-law) David Saperton. In 2005, Ron was awarded the Japan Foundation’s prestigious Uchida Fellowship for the Performing Arts, as well as the position of Visiting Scholar at Tokyo’s Hosei University.

When he isn’t wowing audiences around the world, Ron sits on the boards of numerous charities (he is Past Secretary of The Glenn Gould Foundation), publishes articles on music, law and linguistics, and practices yoga. He is married to the beautiful and highly-hyphenated Daniela Nardi, the award-winning, Italian-Canadian, singer-songwriter of jazz-pop, with whom Ron co-produced her acclaimed Espresso Manifesto recording. The couple call Toronto home.

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Ron Davis and Symphronica featured on BBC Radio 3

Ron Davis and Symphronica featured on BBC Radio 3

As part of Ron’s appearances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, he and his Symphronica project we be featured on BBC Radio 3’s prestigious “In Tune” show. The broadcast will take place, live, between 4:30pm – 6:30pm in the UK or 11:30an – 1:30pm EDT on August 8, 2016.

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Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 14, Aug 17, Aug 19, Aug 21
5pm – 6pm

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Scottish Arts Club
Symphronica Plays 6 Shows at the World’s Largest Arts Fest – Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Ron and Symphronica bring their brilliant, eclectic jazz/pop/classical sound to the great Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.

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Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 14, Aug 15, Aug 17, Aug 19
9pm – 10pm

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Scottish Arts Club
Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Ron will be playing with Daniela Nardi and her Espresso Manifesto Italian jazz project for six shows at the historic Scottish Arts Club.

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