The Gateway to North America's world music market

7th edition

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nov '17

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Jaron Freeman-Fox

Jaron Freeman-Fox

Toronto, Ontario

Canadian Folk Music Award winner Jaron Freeman-Fox contorts his violin into new traditions, while redefining the boundaries of innovation. With a band described as “Tom Waits playing the fiddle, backed up by the Mahavishnu Orchestra”, his ensemble The Opposite of Everything performed at various festivals from the Vancouver Folk Festival, to the Stockholm Jazz Festival, to an official showcase at WOMEX in Thessaloniki. Hailing from rural BC, Jaron grew up playing fiddle tunes, before studying jazz, classical music and Carnatic music in India. Now playing the 5-string violin left to him by his late mentor, fiddle pioneer Oliver Schroer, Jaron tours year-round, and recently released his celebrated sophomore album.

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