Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Winter, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important instrumentalists and leading vocalists on today’s jazz scene in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.
Pianist, composer, recording artist, arranger, and teacher, RON DAVIS is lauded internationally as a virtuoso of wide ranging talent. Moving effortlessly between musical genres, projects, and influences, the highly acclaimed pianist-composer has established himself as one of the most original, enjoyable voices in jazz today.
After early studies at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Davis studied with Darwyn Aitken, himself a student of jazz legend Peterson, and classical great (and George Gershwin’s brother-in-law) David Saperton. In 2005, he was awarded the Japan Foundation’s prestigious Uchida Fellowship for the Performing Arts, as well as the position of Visiting Scholar at Tokyo’s Hosei University.
His music is rooted in the great jazz traditions, influenced by Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, and Oscar Peterson. He has toured extensively, most notably in Asia, and released nine full-length recordings to unanimous international critical praise, the two most recent being Blue Modules (Davinor/Minerva Road Records), a new music project exploring post-modern jazz, and Symphronica (Acronym/Universal) an innovative jazz-symphony fusion album, made with famed conductor John Morris Russell.
This evening’s stellar RON DAVIS TRIO features jazz masters RON DAVIS on piano, MIKE DOWNES (bass), and ETHAN ARDELLI on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.
* Minimum Food & Beverage of $ 20.00 per person
* Taxes & Gratuities Additional
* Limited Seating Available
* No Reservations
Location: Home Smith Bar March 5