SymphRONica Returns to Edinburgh, Scotland

Monday July 3
7:30pm

La Belle Angèle – Edinburgh, Scotland

Ron and SymphRONica are becoming regular performers in Edinburgh, Scotland. On July 3, right after London, they will be returning there for a show at one of that great city’s hippest clubs La Belle Angèle, presented by The Soundhouse Organisation. Details/Info here.


Ron Davis' SymphRONica Plays London's Savoy Hotel for Canada 150!

Saturday July 1, 2017
The Savoy, London, England

Ron Davis and SymphRONica have been invited by Canada’s High Commission in the U.K. to perform at the legendary Savoy on July 1, Canada Day as part of CANADA 150 – the official celebrations of Canada’s 150 birthday!


Ron Davis' SymphRONica Plays Trafalgar Square for Canada 150!

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 noon
Trafalgar Square, London, England

Ron Davis and SymphRONica have been invited by Canada’s High Commission in the U.K. to perform in the heart of London-historic Trafalgar Square-on July 1, Canada Day as part of CANADA 150 – the official celebrations of Canada’s 150 birthday!


RON DAVIS CD RELEASE! "RhythmaRON" - Solo Piano Piano @ The Jazz Bistro

Wednesday June 21, 2017 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Jazz Bistro – 251 Victoria St, Toronto, (416) 363-5299 / jazzbistro.ca

Ron releases his 11th recording, but his first all-solo piano outing: RhythmaRON. New and innovative arrangements of jazz standards and original tunes by Ron. The evening will feature solo performances by Ron, as well as duo work with long time collaborator Mike Downes on bass.


RON DAVIS CD RELEASE! "RhythmaRON" - Solo Piano Piano @ The Jazz Bistro

Tuesday June 20, 2017 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Jazz Bistro – 251 Victoria St, Toronto, (416) 363-5299 / jazzbistro.ca

Ron releases his 11th recording, but his first all-solo piano outing: RhythmaRON. New and innovative arrangements of jazz standards and original tunes by Ron. The evening will feature solo performances by Ron, as well as duo work with long time collaborator Ross MacIntyre on bass.


Reaching Out Through Music Benefit

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:30pm-8:30pm
Arts and Letters Club of Toronto

Bay Street is reaching out to children in the community of St. James Town, Toronto. Join other professionals at this unique event featuring first class musical performances, food & drink, and a silent auction, held at the historic Arts & Letters Club.
Several performers are lawyers by day and professional musicians by night. Guest Host: The Honourable Justice Mary Lou Benotto (Court of Appeal for Ontario).

Proceeds of the event will go to Reaching Out Through Music, a registered charity providing high quality music lessons to children living in the densely populated and ethnically diverse neighbourhood of St. James Town.

Details/tickets: here.


Daniela Nardi at Mezzetta

Wednesday May 31 9:00pm-11:00pm
Mezzetta Restaurant – 81 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1A7
(416) 658-5687 / mezzettarestaurant.com
$10 cover

Daniela Nardi performs Italian jazz interpretations and originals with Ron Davis and guitarist Kevin Barrett at one of Toronto’s longest-running jazz venues, with fine Mediterranean dining.

CIAO SHALOM! SYMPHRONICA MEETS ESPRESSO MANIFESTO

Thursday May 25, 2017
Doors 7:00 / Music 7:30

Beth Torah Congregation
47 Glenbrook Ave, Toronto

Info/Tickets: click here, or
call (416) 782-4495

Ciao Shalom! SymphRONica Meets Espresso Manifesto – May 25, 2017
RON DAVIS & DANIELA NARDI IN A JAZZ CELEBRATION OF JEWISH AND ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTHS and JEWISH MUSIC WEEK at BETH TORAH CONGREGATION, TORONTO
Special Guest MC – Erroll Nazareth (CBC)

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This May 25, Ron Davis’ SymphRONica and Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto join forces for an inspired jazz celebration of the Jewish and Italian communities in Ciao Shalom! SymphRONica Meets Espresso Manifesto, at Beth Torah Congregation in Toronto.

The multicultural city’s Jewish and Italian communities have always enjoyed especially close relations. Ciao Shalom! SymphRONica Meets Espresso Manifesto honours them during their back-to-back Heritage Months: Jewish (May) and Italian (June), and during Jewish Music Week (May 21 – 28, 2017). Who better to do this than Canadian music luminaries Daniela Nardi and Ron Davis?

Pianist / composer Ron Davis (“One of the great minds in jazz” – Jazz FM) is one of the most original, enjoyable voices in jazz. Ron is also a graduate of Associated and CHAT, and the proud son of survivors who emigrated to Canada after the Shoah. He has 10 acclaimed albums (an 11th will be released in June). He has toured and performed internationally. He is the founder of SymphRONica, a brilliant fusion of his electric/acoustic jazz quartet, with strings. Ron and SymphRONica are repeat guest performers on BBC, CBC and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2015 they were a critic’s choice performer at the Pan Am Games. And on July 1, 2017, Ron and SymphRONica will be playing in London’s Trafalgar Square as part of the Canada’s official Canada 150 celebrations.

Espresso Manifesto is the jazz-world music project of award winning singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist/producer Daniela Nardi, one of Canada’s most celebrated homegrown artists. The daughter of Calabrian immigrants who came to Canada in their teens, Daniela has been called “a successful icon for the new generation of Italian-Canadians” by PanoramItalia Magazine. Her catalogue boasts four brilliant recordings, including Espresso Manifesto: The Songs of Paolo Conte and Canto, both on eOne Records. A must-see musical experience, Espresso Manifesto has played to sold-out houses in Toronto, Montreal and New York, with notable performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Russia’s Tchaikovsky Hall and Toronto’s Koerner Hall. Romantic, earthy, sensual, playful, passionate, soulful and electric – Daniela Nardi and Espresso Manifesto have been called all this and more. She is also a winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for “Female Vocalist of the Year,” and the “Readers Pick Award” for Best Female Vocalist in the prestigious arts-savvy Now Magazine “Best of Toronto” awards.

Ciao Shalom! SymphRONica Meets Espresso Manifesto will offer an exciting and unique collaboration with some of Canada’s best jazz instrumentalists to celebrate Ron’s and Daniela’s respective heritages. The repertoire will range from Davis’ own compositions, to a heart-rending version of Chassal Siddur Pesach, an invigorating take on Dror Yikrah, and some of the American-Jewish Tin Pan Alley songbook. Daniela will display her uncanny emotional resonance in such contemporary Italian masterpieces as Punto by Italian mega-star Jovanotti, A Story Gone Wrong, Nardi’s own English translation of a renowned piece by Italy’s much adored Fabrizio DeAndre, Daniela’s original amorous lament Amami Ancora, and the English version of Beautiful That Way the Academy Award-winner Life Is Beautiful.

And what better venue for Ciao Shalom! SymphRONica Meets Espresso Manifesto than Beth Torah? A leading Jewish congregation in the heart of one of Toronto’s Italian districts (Dufferin Street and Lawrence Avenue). For almost 55 years, Beth Torah has played a central role in the lives of its congregants and the community. Beth Torah prides itself on being a family institution, whose pillars are Inspiration, Interconnection and Inclusion. It has been the site of many great music events in the past.

The Special guest MC for the evening wil be the well-known journalist, broadcaster and music maven, Errol Nazareth.

People from all backgrounds are invited to experience a brilliant evening of music and performance. Tickets are $36. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets for $118, which includes reserved seating, signed artist CDs, an artist meet and greet, and an after-event VIP wine/dessert reception.

TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT ONLINE HERE OR BY CALLING (416) 782-4495.


RON DAVIS at The Home Smith Bar

Friday, May 12, 2017 7:30pm-10:30pm
HOME SMITH JAZZ BAR

The knockout trio of RON DAVIS (piano), LOUIS SIMAO (bass) and ROGER TRAVASSOS (drums) play originals and jazz standards in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar, in Toronto’s historic Old Mill. Showtime: 7:30pm-10:30pm. Details at oldmilltoronto.com.


Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto - Little Italy Series

Thursday April 27, 2017 at 20:00–22:00
Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8

Ron joins Daniela and her band for a monthly residency of her jazz explorations of Italian songs.