SymphRONica UpfRONt is Ron’s 12th and SymphRONica’s 3rd collection of his unique, and world renowned sound. UpfRONt, is a quantum leap from his previous works, representing the greater cross--cultural and cross-stylistic diversity of the players and contributors, including Juno Award winner Mike Downes (who also acted as producer).
UpfRONt showcases the great Canadian talent that has coalesced in and around SymphRONica. UpfRONt is pure Ron Davis and the entire essence of the SymphRONica project at its peak.
“Jazz music could hardly be better served.” – WholeNote
“Endlessly inventive!” - Jazz.FM91
"Creativity, inventiveness, eclecticism... an unclassifiable pianist, a great virtuoso, a genius composer..." – L’Express
“Astonishing technique, authentic heir of the greatest pianists of Toronto - "classic" Glenn Gould and jazz musician Oscar Peterson... breathtaking!” – Trud (Russia)
“His playing is reminiscent of Oscar Peterson or that of Jamie Cullum… A brilliant virtuoso.” – CBC
“He has firmly established himself as an innovative force within the world of jazz.” – National Post
"Four Stars" - The Scotsman / "Four Stars" - The Herald (Scotland)
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Ron Davis acknowledges with gratitude the invaluable support of the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and the Ontario Arts Council in the making of SymphRONica UpfRONt.