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“One of the great minds in jazz.” – Jazz.FM
“One of Canada’s A-List pianists!” – CFRB
“Firmly established as an innovative force within the world of jazz.”National Post
“One of the most tenacious, engaging musical artists in Canada…an artist at the peak of his creativity & technical facility.”WholeNote

Ron Davis. He plays piano. He composes. He’s released 11 critically acclaimed albums, including RhythmaRON, his first solo piano outing. Ron has traveled the world playing his innovative, fresh music. From Toronto to Tokyo to London. Airplay of his recordings has been worldwide and extensive.

Ron has established himself as one of the most original, enjoyable voices in jazz today. A virtuoso pianist. An entertainer. He creates a multi-textured musical mix. A dynamic vibe. A Russian critic described Ron as follows:  “…astonishing technique, authentic heir to the greatest pianists of Toronto – classical pianist Glenn Gould and jazz musician Oscar Peterson… breathtaking!”

He is a repeat performer on BBC and CBC. 2016 and 2017 have seen triumphant concert runs at the legendary Scottish Arts Club for Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2015 he was a critic’s choice performer at the Pan Am Games. He is the founder of SymphRONica – jazz, world, groove, pop, classical. Ron and SymphRONica were guest performers at the official Canada Day / Canada150 celebrations in Trafalgar Square in London on July 1, 2017. Ron collaborates widely- from Argentinean street dancers to Japanese drummers.

Ron sits on the boards of numerous charities. He was Secretary of the Glenn Gould Foundation. Co-Producer of the Glenn Gould Variations. Ron also holds a law degree and is a former French professor, Ron publishes articles on law, music, and linguistics.

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“A quantum leap”: SymphRONica UpfRONt Record Release & 2018/19 Concert Season Launch!

Ron Davis’ SymphRONica project at its peak
Ron’s 12th recording, SymphRONica UpfRONt, is a quantum leap, pure Ron Davis and the entire essence of the SymphRONica project at its peak

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Thursday October 25, 2018
7:00pm (doors) / 7:30pm

918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Toronto
“SymphRONica UpfRONt” RECORD RELEASE CONCERT
Ron Davis releases his 12th recording: SymphRONica UpfRONt,  produced by two-time Juno Award winner Mike Downes.

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Wednesday October 31, 2018
12:00 noon

Princess Margaret Hospital Atrium – Toronto
Music in the Atrium – Ron Davis Quartet
Ron performs in a rare quartet performance as part of the long-running Music in the Atrium series.

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