Ron Davis’ SymphRONica: Around the world in 60 minutes in a superb jazz meets classical, multi-cultural music experience:
“THIS is the music you’ve been looking for, the jazz you want to hear!”

Journey with us now as Canadian pianist Ron Davis ( pilots his international SymphRONica crew through a fantastic programme that showcases world music melodies played with jazz creativity and classical élan by an eight-piece band comprising jazz quartet and string quartet.

With his first SymphRONica concert in Toronto, Ron Davis brought a jazz group into the heart of a symphony orchestra. This wasn’t jazz with orchestral accompaniment or jazzed-up classical music but tuneful, inventive music with big grooves and melodies the audience went away humming.

Now condensed into a mobile, mellifluous octet, SymphRONica captures original compositions, newly reinvigorated jazz standards and folksong melodies from Eastern Europe with energy, pizzazz and groove that explore new musical realms across a journey of enjoyment. It’s rich, it’s substantial and above all it’s entertaining, presented with wit, wisdom and irreverence by the classically trained jazz adventurer Davis.

When SymphRONica first appeared on the Fringe in 2016, audiences and media alike responded to the band’s chamber music panache and jazz dive grit with enthusiasm. BBC Radio 3’s In Tune featured them on three episodes. Subsequent visits to Edinburgh in August, which have included rave receptions at Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick and the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, have seen the SymphRONica Appreciation Society’s UK division gather momentum.

With a brand-new album, SymphRONica UpfRONt leading the charge and a line-up that combines Davis’ compatriot, guitarist and musical director, Kevin Barrett with leading Scottish players including drummer and Jazzwise magazine ‘One to Watch’ Stephen Henderson and violinist and radio presenter Seonaid Aitken, SymphRONica is set to take Fringe 2019 by storm. This is the music you’ve been looking for, the jazz you want to hear.

“One of the great minds in jazz!” – Jazz.FM91
∗∗∗∗ “enjoyably intimate” – The Scotsman
∗∗∗∗ “serious musical ability juxtaposed with wit” – The Herald

Venues: The Jazz Bar (Aug 6 – 10) theSpace @ Niddry Street (Aug. 12 – 24)
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