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Ron Davis

“One of the most tenacious and engaging musical artists in Canada... an artist at the peak of his creativity and technical facility.” - WholeNote Ron Davis. Pianist, composer, CBC and BBC Radio repeat performer, international favourite, solo artist, critics’ choice. Ron Davis is a Canadian jazz visionary. His music blends genres and pushes boundaries, building on his jazz and classical training. He seeks new textures, new forms, new compositions, new formations and new ways of presenting his signature sound without losing a connection to audiences. The music is diverse in a characteristically Canadian way. Ron is the founder of SymphRONica, which combines a stellar Canadian jazz ensemble with full symphony orchestra or string quartet, playing original compositions

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

WartaJazz.com: An Indonesian Jazz Mission

Read "WartaJazz.com: An Indonesian Jazz Mission" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In his book The Miracle: The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth (HarperCollins, 2009), Michael Schuman writes, “In little more than a generation, Asia has emerged from centuries of stagnation to become the rising force of the global economy--a transformation so spectacular that some have called it a miracle."

WartaJazz.com founders in 2001, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ron Davis: My Mother's Father's Song

Read "My Mother's Father's Song" reviewed by Alain Londes

Digging deep into a family's history and heritage can reveal a goldmine of inspirational nuggets. This is exactly what Toronto-based pianist Ron Davis set out to do in his first all-trio recording, My Mother's Father's Song. His music has always drawn on the classical, swing and post-bop traditions of Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk. In this ...

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Ron Davis: Subarashii Live

Read "Subarashii Live" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Pianist Ron Davis is a player with many strengths. He is not afraid to pull several influences into his compositions and enrich them. He plays with a compelling passion, his journey marked by reflection as well as by abandon. He brings it all together, working in close harmony with his band to create an impressive musical ...

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Ron Davis Trio: Mungle Music

Read "Mungle Music" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Having Art Tatum as an influence has been an apparently positive on Ron Davis. The man who is a poet, short story writer, a Ph.D. in French Linguistics, and a once-upon-a-time lawyer, in no particular order, made his professional debut (and first record) as a musician in 1970. He now takes a bow with this third, ...

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Ron Davis with Drew Birston: Solo Duo Trio

Read "Solo Duo Trio" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Ron Davis is a dinosaur in this day and age of high specialization and narrow cultural aspirations, in that he is a Renaissance Man. In addition to pursuing his favorite career, jazz piano, and performing regularly in the Toronto area, he also is a published poet and short story writer. He also practices law part time ...