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Ron Davis - SymphRONica UpfRONt nominated for 2020 JUNO Award

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Ron Davis. Piano player, composer, band leader, Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, BBC Radio 3 repeat guest, solo artist, and critics choice released another 'SymphRONica' album in 2019, titled; UPFRONT.

As is the case with much of Ron's music, UPFRONT blends genres and pushes boundaries. It builds on his jazz and classical training, influenced by world music (klezmer, Hungarian, Italian, Brazilian, Latin). It seeks new textures, new forms, new compositions, new formations and new ways of presenting Ron's signature sound. The music is diverse in a characteristically Canadian way. Ron is the founder of SymphRONica, the creative project that combines jazz, world, groove, pop, classical music and a stellar group of Canadian musicians into a mix that can be found nowhere else. In Ron's words "Just as Toronto is a city composed of many people from many places, SymphRONica is composed of a group of musicians from diverse backgrounds, and every one of them plays with intense passion and pleasure together." SymphRONica is genre-defying – no one else is combining a jazz ensemble with full symphony orchestras or string quartets.

'SymphRONica: UPFRONT' has been nominated for a 2020 JUNO Award for 'Instrumental Album of the Year.'