Jazz Festival!! Jaron Freeman-Fox Quartet – sponsored by Safeguard Business Systems

June 29, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Jaron Freeman Fox


If you missed him last season,  you should take advantage of this opportunity.  Jaron and his band were a big hit with the Jazz Room audience with their mix of jazz, bluegrass and just plain strange stuff..

Bred in the mountains of Canada’s rural north-west, Jaron Freeman-Fox redefines what the violin is capable of, and gives you no choice but to take his mutant species of music on it’s own termsHaving produced or played on over 40 albums (Teresa DoyleJayme StoneAutorickshaw) and toured the globe many times over as a solo artist, bandleader or collaborator with artists such as Delhi 2 DublinBen Caplan, and Sam Lee, Freeman-Fox fuses his roots of fiddling and jazz with his musical studies in India, Sweden, and Indonesia, while playing the 5-string violins of his late mentor; fiddle pioneer Oliver Schroder

Folks may be intrigued by the fact that JFF has performed for 100,000 people and the young royal couple on Parliament hill, or that the Canadian Embassy was kind enough (or foolish enough) to send him off to collaborate with a troupe of nomadic Rajasthani gypsies at the Delhi International Arts Festival, or that his first ever album Manic Almanac : Slow Möbius won an Independent Music Award, or that he’s shared the stage with Canadian legends Marc Destrubé, Tanya Tagaq, Trichy Sankaran and James Kudelka.  Jaron however, is most proud of the fact that he’s broken three different fiddles on stage and zero bones, had his violin stolen by monkeys in Bali and got it back without contracting rabies, and has the honour of featuring his absolute favourite musicians in the world, in his band The Opposite of Everything.

Jaron Freeman-Fox – violin

David Atkinson – accordion/keys

Edwin Sheard – saxophone

Derek Grey – Drums

Julllian Anderson-Bowes – Bass

Here is JFF and the Opposite of Everything playing the Tom Waits classic Get Behind the Mule