TEM19: Ron Davis, Canadian Jazz Pianist on the Dangers of Being Fungible, Why Sales Is Such a Huge Part of What Musicians Do and How He Is the Prototypical Example of a Portfolio Musician
Ron Davis is one of the preeminent jazz musicians in Canada who is known for his innovative collaborations and forward thinking. He is a performer, writer, arranger and teacher who has taken a fascinating route to get to where he is today.
He began his professional career by becoming a lawyer. He then got his PhD in French and became an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Then incredibly, after 10 years of not playing a note, picked music back up and became one of the most successful jazz musicians in all of Canada.
On Today’s Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
The courage it took for him to get out of his well-paid and steady "cul-de-sac" of a job to become a full-time musician again
How he is the prototypical example of a portfolio musician
Why sales is such a huge part of what musicians do
What drives the innovative collaborations that comprise his project Symphronica
The dangers of being fungible
Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port
The Dip by Seth Godin
The Collected Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Prospects of Recording by Glenn Gould
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