Think. Play. Create.
DAVID BUCHBINDER is a JUNO award-winning trumpeter, composer, producer and cultural inventor who is all about creating connection. He leads numerous music groups, composes for concert, theatre, film and television, presents large-scale performance projects and has toured extensively in North America & Europe with his projects The Flying Bulgars, Odessa-Havana, and Nomadica.
David is the creative mind behind the Ashkenaz Festival and the creativity-based urban transformation organization, Diasporic Genius. In 2016 he won a Toronto Arts Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life and was a finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
He has been involved in the creation and presentation of world music and jazz since 1987 and has earned a reputation as one of its compositional and instrumental leading lights.
“… Most intriguing was David Buchbinder’s music: fiendishly complex, fiercely challenging but impressively executed.”Toronto Star
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“…a musical paradise that is dancing and completely irresistible. There is beautiful music here, along with ferocity and no small amount of fun. Failure to respond is virtually impossible.”Buffalo News
“…sultry and diaphanous, Buchbinder’s trumpet weaves gloriously sinuous lines.”The Irish Times
DANCE OF THE INFIDELS
NOMADICA re-imagines and recombines the rich, soulful and righteously celebratory musics of the Arabs, Gypsies and Jews. Drawing from traditional Arabic and Roma songs, as well as instrumental dance music from the Jews and Gypsies of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Nomadica weaves together a tapestry of sound that has deep roots in the ancestral lands and a real home in post-multicultural Toronto.
Toronto is recognized internationally for its incredible multiculturalism and for the rich cross-cultural pollinations that take place across the city’s many artistic communities. With its deep exploration of the connections between Jewish and Cuban music, the JUNO Award-winning David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana is the quintessential Toronto project.