The BAND

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Heralded by fRoots Magazine as “a great world-jazz victory parade”  or by Penguin Eggs Magazine as “a fiddling Frank Zappa”, Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything, turn Jaron’s intricate compositions into an infectious party.

The band somehow combines Scandinavian and Indian music,  Malian beats with pirate sea shanties, or klezmer with the blues, and make it sound like the most natural thing in the world. With a diverse cast of Toronto’s finest and most adventurous musicians, the band’s self-titled album was released in 2013, greeted by 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and airplay around the world, including BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction,  RTVE Radio 3 (Spain) and ABC Radio National’s “The Music Show”.    Now after 6 whirlwind years on the road, the band is preparing for the release of their followup album Hoop Snakes in 2018.

 

“together, they can slay any band, anywhere, anytime.” – The Record (Kitchener/Waterloo)

There was something for everyone in this gig, featuring music indeed best described as the opposite of everything you’d expect – and everything else in between. And though the disparity between genres and atmosphere may have been an Achilles heel for some, Jaron thrives on it, masterfully creating cohesion through the journey.” – the AU revue (Australia)
 

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