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Jaron Freeman-Fox And The Opposite Of Everything
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Canada
Influences: Gypsy , Scandinavian , India
Genres: folk, experimental, jazz
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“..like a fiddling Frank Zappa or Sun Ra and his Arkestra, changing pace and styles on a dime but always with consummate musicality. ...Great chops, while running a gamut of musical moods... As a live band, they seem like they’d be well-nigh unstoppable.”-PENGUIN EGGS

“Their virtuosity suggested years of classical training, and yet their sheer enthusiasm and raw energy removed any sort of pretension. It is a rare pleasure to witness something that is genuinely original, fresh and inventive” -THE ONTARION

"Extraordinary album....veers happily from traditional Indian raga riffs to Celtic reels to suave Latin jazz before arriving at — wait for it — “People Are Strange,” where the Doors’ vintage hit is reconfigured into a free-flowing New Orleans jazz jam."-TORONTO STAR
“The hyper-kinetic Jaron Freeman-Fox is the Jimi Hendrix of the violin. With the chops of a classical virtuoso and the soul of a wild-eyed punk, he plays world music in the truest sense of the word, leaping from Gypsy to Klezmer to Celtic to Country without skipping a beat.”- THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Contorting the violin into new traditions, violinist/composer Jaron Freeman-Fox dances down the fine line between the beautiful and the ridiculous, while redefining what the violin can do. Having produced or played on over 40 albums (Teresa Doyle, Jayme Stone, Autorickshaw) and toured the world many times over as a solo artist, bandleader or collaborator with bands such as Delhi 2 Dublin, Ben Caplan, and Sam Lee, Freeman-Fox fuses his roots of fiddling with his study of Indian classical music and jazz, while playing the 5-string violins of his late mentor; fiddle pioneer Oliver Schroer.In 2013, after 3 years of touring, writing, recording and spelunking with his fiery band Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, the group's new album has was released into the wild and greeted by enthusiastic reviews, radio play around the world, 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards and an International Songwriting Contest Award!Folks may be intrigued by the fact that JFF has performed for 100,000 people and the young royal couple on Parlimant 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 debut album “Manic Almanac : Slow Möbius” won an Independent Music Award, or that he's shared the stage with Delhi2Dublin, Tanya Tagaq, and Sam Lee. 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.

Described as “Tom Waits playing the fiddle, backed up by the Mahavishnu Orchestra”, The Opposite of Everything transform Freeman-Fox’s intricate compositions into an infectious party! The line-up consists of New Orleans-style clarinetist John Williams, electro-pop klezmer accordionist Robbie Grunwald, jazz bassist Charles James, and drummer Dan Stadnicki. The band has had a busy 3 years scurrying across the globe from Thessaloniki to Stockholm, and a busy year of touring ahead.