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David Buchbinder

hen trumpet’s good, it’s real good, and David Buchbinder is one fine trumpet player.”(NOW Magazine). He’s also an accomplished, award-winning composer, producer and cultural inventor who brings a spirit of intensity and inquiry to everything he does, as he and his gifted co-conspirators go for the jugular. David leads numerous music groups, composes for concert, theatre, film and television, presents large-scale performance projects, and has toured extensively in North America and Europe. 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, through his eponymous Jazz ensemble (just nominated for a JUNO Award and two National Jazz Awards) the FLYING BULGAR KLEZMER BAND, (three JUNO Award nominations in five recordings), his creation of SHURUM BURUM Jazz Circus and of ASHKENAZ: A Festival of New Yiddish Culture.

He is a member of the Arabic fusion ensemble, MEDINA, and has recently founded a brass band playing music of the Roma (Gypsies). In the last few years he has been co-presenting projects with his wife, dancer/musician/actor Roula Said, including IMAGINE THE SOUND of PEACE and the music/dance series FEAST of the EAST.

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