DAVID BUCHBINDER is an award-winning trumpeter, composer and cultural inventor. He leads numerous music groups, composes for concert, theatre, film and television, presents large-scale performance projects and has toured extensively in North & South America and Europe. He works in musical worlds of many cultures, much of it informed by the lessons of the jazz tradition. His Shurum Burum Jazz Circus project and recording and his Odessa/Havana project and trio of recordings were released around the world to critical and audience acclaim.
He was the creator and first artistic director of the world-renowned Ashkenaz Festival, and creator/producer of multidisciplinary performances Shurum Burum Jazz Circus, the Jerusalem Salon, Tumbling Into Light and Routes of Andalusia, which was commissioned by Koerner Hall to open its 2011/12 season. David was one of the inaugural Resident Artists at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, is the founder and CEO/Artistic Director of the creativity-based urban transformation organization Diasporic Genius, and was the artistic director of the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra (now called Kuné). He has received 2 JUNO awards, a Toronto Arts Award, and a Grammy and many other nominations for his body of work.
This evening’s stellar DAVID BUCHBINDER QUARTET features jazz masters HILARIO DURAN on piano, MICHAEL HERRING on bass, and MARK KELSO on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.