“One of the great minds in jazz.” - Jazz FM “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.
After early classical studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music with Margaret Parsons Poole and William Andrews, Ron studied with Darwyn Aitken, a student of both Oscar Peterson, and classical great David Saperton (George Gershwin’s brother-in-law).
Ron has released 12 critically acclaimed albums, and just recorded his 13th. He has travelled the world playing his innovative, fresh music. From Toronto to Tokyo to London to Edinburgh. Recent experiences include repeat performances on BBC Radio 3, one in Trafalgar Square for Canada 150 celebrations, and repeat invitations to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Ron is the founder of SymphRONica, which combines a stellar Canadian jazz ensemble with full symphony orchestra or string quartet, playing original compositions. The result is genre-defying and musically electrifying. SymphRONica just launched its 7th season in Toronto.