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Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Mezzetta Restaurant
RON DAVIS & MIKE DOWNES at MEZZETTA

Ron Davis and bass virtuoso Mike Downes in one of Toronto’s premier jazz series: the Mezzetta Wednesday Night concerts.

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Friday October 13, 2017, 8pm
York University, Toronto

150 Ideas that Shaped Canada Conference

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RON DAVIS RELEASES RhythmaRON – 11th RECORDING / FIRST ALL SOLO PIANO OUTING IN 40 YEARS!

RON DAVIS RELEASES RhythmaRON – 11th RECORDING / FIRST ALL SOLO PIANO OUTING IN 40 YEARS!

Album release shows: June 20 & 21 at The Jazz Bistro – 251 Victoria St, Toronto

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RON DAVIS & SYMPHRONICA TAKE OVER LONDON FOR CANADA 150

Ron Davis’ SymphRONica Plays Trafalgar Square for Canada 150!
Saturday July 1, 2017
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!

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Lawyer’s Feed the Hungry Annual Christmas Dinner

Wednesday December 14, 2016
Law Society of Upper Canada

For the 16th year running, Ron and some of Canada’s finest musicians are donating their time and talents to bring music and cheer to the less fortunate. This year’s band includes Colleen Allen, Kevin Barrett, Andrew Chung, Drew Birston and Steve Heathcoate.

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SYMPHRONICA INVITED BACK TO BBC RADIO 3 AND THE SOUTHBANK

Tuesday October 4
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Following a hugely successful appearance in August as part of his appearances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ron and his SymphRONica jazz/world/groove/classical music project will be featured again on BBC Radio 3’s prestigious “In Tune” show, live from London’s great Southbank Centre. Come by or listen live!

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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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INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN HAS LAUNCHED TO GET RON & SYMPHRONICA TO THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE!

Help Us Get to Edinburgh!

Help Ron, along with Daniela’s Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto and four great Canadian poets get to the world’s biggest arts festival. Be a part of the journey with us here.

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Ron Davis Featured in Doc Short from Paul Hahn Pianos

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Ron Davis was recently the subject of a short documentary feature produced by Paul Hahn Pianos in Toronto. Ron is shown playing the beautiful jazz standard “A Child Is Born”, and talking about music. Paul Hahn Pianos is a legendary Canadian provider of pianos now in its second century of business.

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POCKET SYMPHRONICA CD RELEASE

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

TORONTO – The highly acclaimed pianist/bandleader/composer and Torontonian RON DAVIS is set to launch his new collection of one-of-a-kind original music with POCKET SYMPHRONICA. The innovative, eclectic album is being released on the brand new label, Really Records, and the concert – which includes exceptional musicians Aline Homzy, Kevin Barrett, Mike Downes and Roger Travassos – takes place on Thursday, February 4th at 7:30 pm at Toronto’s Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West.

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Past ConcertsOpen Past Concerts

Sunday September 17, 2017, 12noon – 1:00pm
Kensington Market Jazz Festival – Poetry Jazz Café
Kensington Market Jazz Festival

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Aug 14 – 19, 21 – 26, 5pm – 6pm
Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Scottish Arts Club
SymphRONica Returns for 12 Shows at the World’s Largest Arts Fest – Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

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Friday August 4
7:30pm

Clarke Hall – Port Credit
Tapperfest Music Hall Initiative

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Monday July 3
7:30pm

La Belle Angèle – Edinburgh, Scotland
SymphRONica Returns to 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.

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Saturday July 1, 2017
The Savoy, London, England
RON DAVIS’ SymphRONica Plays London’s Legendary Savoy for Canada 150!
Ron Davis and SymphRONica 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!

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Saturday July 1, 2017 1:00pm
Trafalgar Square, London, England
RON DAVIS’ SymphRONica Plays Trafalgar Square for Canada 150!
Ron Davis and SymphRONica 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!

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Wednesday June 21, 2017 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Jazz Bistro – 251 Victoria St, Toronto, (416) 363-5299 / jazzbistro.ca
RON DAVIS CD RELEASE! “RhythmaRON” – Solo Piano @ The Jazz Bistro

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Tuesday June 20, 2017 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Jazz Bistro – 251 Victoria St, Toronto, (416) 363-5299 / jazzbistro.ca
RON DAVIS CD RELEASE! “RhythmaRON” – Solo Piano @ The Jazz Bistro

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:30pm-8:30pm
Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
Reaching Out Through Music Benefit
Benefit for Reaching Out Through Music, a registered charity providing music lessons to children in St. James Town, at the historic Arts & Letters Club. Guest Host: The Honourable Justice Mary Lou Benotto (Court of Appeal for Ontario).

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Wednesday May 31, 2017 9:00pm-11:00pm
Mezzetta Restaurant – Toronto
(416) 658-5687 / mezzettarestaurant.com
$10 cover

Daniela Nardi at Mezzetta
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.

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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
Ron Davis’ SymphRONica and Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto get together for this inspired collaboration to explore the Jewish and Italian music in honour of the Heritage Months of both communities.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 7:30pm-10:30pm
HOME SMITH JAZZ BAR
RON DAVIS at The Home Smith 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.

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Thursday April 27, 2017 at 20:00–22:00
Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8
Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – Little Italy Series
Ron joins Daniela and her band for a monthly residency of her jazz explorations of Italian songs.

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Sunday April 23, 2017
Doors 6:30 / Music 7:30

University of Toronto – Hart House Great Hall
7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto, Toronto

The Play’s The Thing – A Shakespearean Gala Banquet
Ron Davis will be one of two musicians, along with the great French theatre composer and performer Jean-Jacques Lemêtre at this star-studded gala evening of theatre celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of The University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.

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Thursday March 23, 2017 at 20:00–22:00
Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8
Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – Little Italy Series
Ron joins Daniela and her band for a monthly residency of her jazz explorations of Italian songs.

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Wednesday March 22 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Mezzetta Restaurant
REBECCA ENKIN at MEZZETTA
Ron accompanies one of Canada’s finest jazz singers at one of Toronto’s longest-running jazz venues

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Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Mezzetta Restaurant
RON DAVIS & ROSS MACINTYRE at MEZZETTA

Ron Davis and bass virtuoso Ross MacIntyre in one of Toronto’s premier jazz series: the Mezzetta Wednesday Night concerts.

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Thursday February 23, 2017 at 20:00–22:00
Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8
Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – Little Italy Series
Ron joins Daniela and her band for a monthly residency of her jazz explorations of Italian songs.

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Wednesday February 22, 2017
12 Noon

Princess Margaret Hospital
610 University Avenue, Toronto

Noontime Duo Concert with Rebecca Enkin

Ron accompanies one of Canada’s finest jazz singers as part of the wonderful Princess Margaret Hospital Music in the Atrium series.

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Thursday February 2, 2017
Doors: 6:30 Music: 7:30

Lula Lounge – 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1T9
Symphronica Meets Tap Dance: Moving Soundscapes
Ron Davis’ SymphRONica, with its unique jazz/groove/world instrumental sound, joins up with some of our great tap dancers, choreographed by tap wizard Dianne Montgomery, for a uniquely vibrant, visual and strikingly kinetic evening of music and dance.

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Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 20:00–22:00
Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8
Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – Little Italy Series
Ron joins Daniela and her band for a monthly residency of her jazz explorations of Italian songs.

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Friday January 13, 2017
CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA 39th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Westin New York at Times Square
New York, N.Y.

SYMPHRONICA SELECTED TO SHOWCASE AT CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA
Ron Davis’ SymphRONica was a handful of groups chosen by two juries to showcase at the annual conference of on of North America’s leading music organizations, Chamber Music America, which celebrates small group jazz and classical music.

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Saturday January 7, 2017
8:00pm – 11:00pm

Jazz Bistro – 251 Victoria St, Toronto, (416) 363-5299 / jazzbistro.ca
Solo Piano Concert
Ron is going into the studio in later January to make his first all-solo piano recording in his career. New and innovative arrangements of jazz standards and original tunes by Ron. This concert is a preview of this exciting project.

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Friday January 6, 2017
8:00pm – 11:00pm

Jazz Bistro – 251 Victoria St, Toronto, (416) 363-5299 / jazzbistro.ca
Solo Piano Concert
Ron is going into the studio in later January to make his first all-solo piano recording in his career. New and innovative arrangements of jazz standards and original tunes by Ron. This concert is a preview of this exciting project.

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Wednesday December 21 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Mezzetta Restaurant
Rebecca Enkin
Ron accompanies one of Canada’s finest jazz singers at one of Toronto’s longest-running jazz venues

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Thursday December 1
Doors: 6:30 Music: 7:30

Lula Lounge – 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1T9
SYMPHRONICA POETRY SLAM feat George Elliott Clarke & Shelley Hamilton
The Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke, and one of Canada’s great vocalists and actors, Shelley Hamilton (she’s also George’s cousin!), join Ron and SymphRONica for a brilliant evening of eclectic jazz/groove/world/classical music and spoken word. Directed by: Aria Umezawa.

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Wednesday November 30 at 20:00–22:00
Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8
Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – Little Italy Series
Ron joins Daniela and her band for a monthly residency of her jazz explorations of Italian songs.

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Wednesday October 26 at 20:00–22:00
Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8
Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – Little Italy Series
Ron joins Daniela and her band for a monthly residency of her jazz explorations of Italian songs.

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Saturday October 8
9:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

The Jazz Bar – Edinburgh, Scotland
Special Quintet Performance
Ron and guitarist Kevin Barrett are the featured players in a special quintet for the Saturday evening show at Scotland’s leading jazz venue.

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Saturday October 8
Noon

The Scottish Arts Club – Edinburgh, Scotland
NOONTIME DUO CONCERT
Ron and guitarist Kevin Barrett are in duo performance for a noontime show at Edinburgh’s historic Scottish Arts Club. The performance is part of a UK tour that includes a SymphRONica broadcast appearance from London’s Southbank Centre live on BBC Radio 3’s and a headliniing evening at Edinburgh’s Jazz bar. Details: scottishartsclub.co.uk

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Friday October 7
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Swing Limited – Glasgow, Scotland
Ron Davis Quartet
A straightahead jazz quartet performance at a unique underground bar and club located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre. The killer band features Kevin Barrett (guitar), Calum Gourlay (bass) and Alyn cosker (drums).

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Thursday October 6
8:30pm – 11:30pm

The Jazz Bar – Edinburgh, Scotland
SymphRONica at Scotland’s World-Famous Jazz Bar
Ron and his SymphRONica project will be performing for an entire evening at the world famous Jazz Bar in Edinburgh Scotland. The performance is part of a UK tour that includes a full length SymphRONica broadcast appearance from London’s renowned Southbank Centre live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune show. Details: http://www.thejazzbar.co.uk

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Tuesday October 4, 2016
9:30pm

The Forge – London / Camden
SymphRONica at The Forge!
Ron and SymphRONica will be bringing their brilliant and eclectic mix of jazz, world, groove, pop and classical to one of London’s and the U.K.’s finest and praised music venues: The Forge in Camden Town.

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Tuesday October 4
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Southbank Centre, London UK
SYMPHRONICA BACK ON BBC RADIO 3
Following a hugely successful appearance in August as part of Ron’s appearances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he and his SymphRONica jazz/world/groove/classical music project will be featured again on BBC Radio 3’s prestigious “In Tune” show, live from London’s great Southbank Centre. Come by or listen live!

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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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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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Tuesday, July 12
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Club 120 – Upstairs from 120 Diner – 120 Church St.
Edinburgh in Toronto
Can’t join us at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?
Join us at Club 120 (120 Diner upstairs) on July 12.
An evening of music & poetry in thanks for & support of our #SendCanadaToEdinburgh campaign.

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June 30
9:00pm-11:00pm

TD Toronto Jazz Festival – Mezzetta Restaurant
Ron and Daniela in duo performance as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Ron and Daniela perform Italian jazz interpretations and Daniela’s originals as a duo at one of Toronto’s longest-running jazz venues, with fine Mediterranean dining, as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

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June 2
7:00pm

COLUMBUS CENTRE
Espresso Manifesto presents SALONE DI CULTURA
Ron joins Daniela Nardi (Musician/Founder) and her Espresso Manifesto bring the 6th edition of the Salone di Cultura, an evening of cultural & artistic exploration with Italian-Canadian artists, creators and thought leaders.

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MAY 17, 2016
Daniels Spectrum
Peacebuilders – Spring for Peace
Ron Davis returns to “Spring for Peace” for the 10th year running. This major fundraising event is in support of Peacebuilders (peacebuilders.ca).

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Terrace Banquet Centre 1680 Creditstone Rd, Vaughan, Ontario
RON DAVIS QUARTET – FANCONI ANEMIA FUNDRAISER

The Ron Davis Quartet is proud to perform again at the annual fundraiser for Fanconi Anemia.

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Saturday March 5, 2016
Home Smith Bar – Old Mill Toronto
RON DAVIS TRIO

Ron Davis Trio with Mike Downes (bass) Ethan Ardelli (drums)

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APR 21, 2016
Lula Lounge, Toronto
The Nagata Shachu Drumbeat Returns
The power of the Nagata Shachu Japanese drum ensemble combined with Symphronica blows the roof off,

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APR 17, 2016
Jazz Bistro
DANIELA NARDI’S ESPRESSO MANIFESTO
will continue its highly acclaimed intercontinental musical journey at Toronto’s historical Jazz Bistro

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Wednesday March 30, 2016
Mezzetta Restaurant – Toronto
RON DAVIS & MIKE DOWNES IN CONCERT

Ron Davis (piano) and Mike Downes (bass) in duo performance.

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MAR 20, 2016
Jazz Bistro
DANIELA NARDI’S ESPRESSO MANIFESTO
will continue its highly acclaimed intercontinental musical journey at Toronto’s historical Jazz Bistro

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FEB 21, 2016
Jazz Bistro
DANIELA NARDI’S ESPRESSO MANIFESTO
will continue its highly acclaimed intercontinental musical journey at Toronto’s historical Jazz Bistro

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FEB 04, 2016
Lula Lounge, Toronto
POCKET SYMPHRONICA CD RELEASE!

Ron Davis and SYMPHRONICA are releasing Pocket Symphronica (Really Rcords/ eOne) – a studio recording of their incredible, one-of-a-kind, original music.

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