David Buchbinder

David Buchbinder (trumpeter and composer) is a Toronto-based composer/producer and cultural inventor. David is a leader in many music groups, composes for film, television and concert, and presents large-scale performances. He has also toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Since 1987, he has been involved with the creation and presentation jazz and world music. He is the leader of several ensembles, including Odessa/Havana’s Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and Shurum Shurum Jazz Circus. Medina, an Arabic fusion group, is also his home. Recently he has been co-presenting projects with his wife, dancer/musician/actor Roula Said. He is the composer/creator/producer of Shurum Shurum Jazz Circus, a unique music-centered extravaganza for 11 musicians and 7 movement artists from the worlds of circus and modern dance, performing to sold-out houses and much excitement, at the Distillery Jazz Festival, the Festival d’Ete in Quebec City, and most recently in a self-produced, critically acclaimed run in Toronto. David has composed scores for feature films and shorts. The Cannes Film Festival Prix du Jury was presented to his score for “Stone of Folly”, an animated short. He has worked with Jason Sherman, choreographer Allen Kaeja, and Soulpepper Theatre Company. He was also commissioned to write music for John Abercrombie, jazz guitarist, and John McNeil, the trumpeter. His music has been performed at Dave Douglas’ Festival of New Trumpet Music, Tonic, NYC. David has been awarded numerous resident fellowships and grants for composition, performance and study. He was nominated to the 2002 Louis Applebaum Award of Excellence in Film and Television Composition and is the recipient the 2003 ASIFA Animation Society Award For Excellence in Soundtrack Composition. David’s 2005 recording, “Shurum Shurum Jazz Circus”, was released. Jazz Report’s Bill King selected it as one of the Top 20 recordings of 2005. It received an enthusiastic commendation by John Zorn and reached the top ten of the Canadian campus jazz charts. Awards: 1990 – Juno Nomination, Best Global Recording 1993 – Juno Nomination, Best Global Recording 2002 – Prix de Jury – Cannes Film Festival 2002 – Louis Applebaum Award for Excellence in Film and TV Composition, nominee 2003 – ASIFA Award for Excellence in Soundtrack Composition 2003 – Juno Nomination, Best Global Recording National Jazz Awards, Album of the Year/SOCAN Composer of the Year nominations 2005 – Juno Nomination, Best Contemporary Jazz Recording 2008 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – World Group of the Year – Odessa/Havana from http://www.canadianjazzarchive.org

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