Ron Davis' Symphronica - Music Worlds Collide (symphronica.com)

  1. Jazz pianist Ron Davis (rondavismusic.com) and his unique Symphronica project perform their radical reworking of Lady Gaga's Poker Face live at Toronto's Lula Lounge, including a full out 4-voice fugue on themes from Poker Face and Lady Gaga's name (G-A-G-A). Ron introduces and explains the arrangement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVk-SwnspgY

    Credits:

    Ron Davis - piano, leader, co-arranger
    Kevin Barrett - guitar, music director
    Russ Boswell - bass
    Roger Travassos - drums
    Jessica Deutsch - violin
    Ben Plotnick - violin
    Anna Atkinson - viola
    Bryan Holt - cello
    Jason Nett - co-arranger

    Video directed and edited by Karen Shopsowitz, with cameramen Marc Landau and Saul Lederman at the Lula Lounge, Toronto, April 23 2014.

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  2. CHECK OUT THE SYMPHRONCIA RECORDING (Acronym/Universal Music 41816765) at http://rondavismusic.bandcamp.com/music or on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/ron-davis-symphronica/id708517858

    Sizzle reel from Ron Davis' SYMPHRONICA (symphronica.com). See the full-length videos on the Symphronica channel.

    Internationally celebrated jazz pianist Ron Davis fuses his passion for both jazz and classical music in his latest project, Symphronica. His tuneful and invigorating collection of melodies arranged for jazz trio with symphony orchestra has proved a hit in live performances.

    Symphronica features Davis along with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Conductor Emeritus John Morris Russell, now conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

    Davis describes Symphronica as "a place where music worlds collide. It's the jazz trio integrated into the orchestral palette, jazz-fused new symphonic music -- a jazz/classical mashup, rather than jazz with orchestral accompaniment or jazzed-up classical."

    Davis is seeking to create fresh music that would both satisfy and excite the audience. He worked with leading-edge arrangers to masterly blend his classic jazz trio with a full orchestra, and immediately engage the listener.

    Details at http://www.symphronica.com.

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  3. CHECK OUT THE SYMPHRONCIA RECORDING (Acronym/Universal Music 41816765) at http://rondavismusic.bandcamp.com/music or on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/ron-davis-symphronica/id708517858

    Pianist, composer, arranger Ron Davis performs his composition "Thomachonga" with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, John Morris Russell conducting. For booking information and other details please visit http://www.symphronica.com. PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO!

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  4. CHECK OUT THE SYMPHRONCIA RECORDING (Acronym/Universal Music 41816765) at http://rondavismusic.bandcamp.com/music or on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/ron-davis-symphronica/id708517858

    Pianist, composer, arranger Ron Davis performs his composition "Sergei's Shuffle" with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, John Morris Russell conducting. For booking information and other details please visit http://www.symphronica.com. PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO!

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  5. CHECK OUT THE SYMPHRONCIA RECORDING (Acronym/Universal Music 41816765) at http://rondavismusic.bandcamp.com/music or on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/ron-davis-symphronica/id708517858

    Pianist, composer, arranger Ron Davis performs the traditional Québec fiddle reel "Le Reel de Pointe-au-Pic" with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, John Morris Russell conducting. For booking information and other details please visit http://www.symphronica.com. PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO!

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Ron Davis' Symphronica - Music Worlds Collide (symphronica.com)

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http://www.symphronica.com

Symphronica fuses jazz piano and the symphony orchestra into new, irresistible, music.

Rich. Multi-layered. Symphronica is tuneful, groovy music. It's the jazz trio integrated into the orchestral palette. Jazz infused…


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http://www.symphronica.com

Symphronica fuses jazz piano and the symphony orchestra into new, irresistible, music.

Rich. Multi-layered. Symphronica is tuneful, groovy music. It's the jazz trio integrated into the orchestral palette. Jazz infused new symphonic music.

Pocket Symphronica is the chamber-size version of Symphronica: the electric / acoustic - jazz / pop quartet of Ron Davis plus an energetic string quartet, unique in its ability both to play "straight" and improvise. Building on the full orchestral version of Symphronica's strong reception, Pocket Symphronica brings fresh accessible jazz/ pop/ classical/ klezmer/ world experiences in new music to audiences across the world.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:

"… a real smash. … a wonderful pianist,…the right blend of standards and originals (which are all excellent)... The arrangements are superb and the orchestra really enjoyed playing the show. Ron and his band were easy (and fun!) to work with; definitely one of the most popular Pops acts we have had since I have been here!"

- John Morris Russell, Conductor, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra / Windsor Symphony Orchestra

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"… left with everyone’s heart in his pocket. He has an embarrassment of musical riches in his fingertips and a non-stop imagination. …he’s achieved the rare feat of bringing jazz to the symphony orchestra and doing full justice to both. When he wasn’t playing brilliantly he entertained the audience with endearing stories and left an indelible impression. This is crossover at it’s very best. It was a special event in our Pops series."

- Arthur Post, Music Director, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and the San Juan Symphony

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"SymphRonica rocks - The orchestrations of melodic material are reminiscent of the symphonic early recordings of Chuck Mangione and the orchestra sessions Miles Davis did with Gil Evans.... beautiful... stunning... mesmerizing... inventive!"

- The Windsor Star

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