Canadian violinist and composer Jaron Freeman-Fox straddles the shifting border between tradition and innovation. The name of his band — The Opposite of Everything — hints at what he likes to call the “general lunacy” and creative drive of his music. His musical roots are in Celtic and bluegrass fiddling, but Jaron’s further study of Indian classical music and jazz has helped to push his music further into genre-defying realms. He’s even collaborated with a troupe of Rajasthani nomads. You could call this restless energy and enthusiasm “The New Ruckus” (the title of a track on Jaron’s first solo CD), or you could just take it from the Ottawa International Jazz Festival folks, who dubbed Jaron “…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…without skipping a beat.”


Friday, Sept. 25

Ivy Tech Community College Tent on 4th St., 9-10:15pm

Saturday, Sept. 26

Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 9-10:15pm

Jaron Freeman-Fox || Clarity – Official Video