Pianist John Roney is one of the most active and visible artists on the Canadian music scene. His versatility as a jazz pianist, classical pianist and composer is unrivalled, demonstrating a mastery of an astonishingly vast range of artistic abilities and sensibilities. Obtaining his baccalaureate in jazz piano, classical piano, and composition from University of Toronto in 2000, he went on to complete his Master’s degree at McGill University in jazz performance.


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Born and raised in Cumberland, Ontario Josh left home after receiving a scholarship to attend McGill University.  While a student Rager began to make a name for himself on the Montreal jazz scene while furthering his jazz education playing in the city's vibrant clubs and venues.  Subbing-in for his teachers on gigs presented the opportunity to work with many singers and visiting artists and Josh eventually established himself as one of Montreal's in demand pianists/arrangers.