DAVID BUCHBINDER is a trumpeter, composer, producer and artistic director who has always been drawn to culture that connects us to essential, underlying forces and to what it means to be alive, as a body on this planet. He was deeply attracted at a very young age to music as a mysterious, powerful and completely central experience.
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, was 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.
At the Miners Hall this November, expect two Davids in which to marvel.
These two Davids and their collaborators present an intimate concert of original jazz, drawing on the tradition and a colorful palette of musical influences from around the World. The swing’s the thing, for sure, but there’s also room for Jewish, Arabic, Cuban, European Classical and Sufi accents.
BUCHBINDER AND RESTIVO have been playing together for over a decade in and around Toronto and have just recently begun touring, recognizing that their deep musical connection is something they want to share with a wider audience. They share musical passions and personal roots, in Jewish and Italian New York City, Kansas City and St. Louis.
For the last three years Grammy-nominated Buchbinder–a masterful trumpeter known for his Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and Juno-winning Odessa/Havana project–has been living on and off in New Orleans, which is definitely bringing a new sound into the duo’s performances. And Juno-nominated Restivo–recently relocated to Nelson, BC–is recognized as one of Canada’s premier jazz pianists. Both compose music that is arresting, robust and deep in the tradition. For this tour they are joined by the powerful rhythm section of Mike Rud (guitar), Rob Fahie (bass) and Joel Fountain (drums).”
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