Canada’s JUNO Award-winning trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and cultural inventor David Buchbinder has been a major figure in the worldbeat arena since the late ‘80s as a member of genre-defying acts like the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and the Arabic fusion ensemble Medina.

He has also produced and composed material for numerous modern dance projects, including the Shurum Burum Jazz Circus, Imagine the Sound of Peace, and Feast of the East. He last appeared at WJMF in 2016 for the closing night event with Odessa/Havana.

Most recently, Buchbinder became the Artistic Director for the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, a major initiative of the Royal Conservatory of Music.


Baron & Buchbinder: World Premiere
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 PM | EDCJCC
A brand new WJMF Commission, featuring a mingling of WJMF’s Master Artist David Buchbinder, and Artist-in-Residence Simone Baron.


Nomadica (WJMF Closing Night)
Sunday, November 12, 1:00 PM | EDCJCC
Nomadica re-imagines and recombines the rich, soulful and righteously celebratory music of the Arabs, Roma, and Jews.