WJMF Master Artist David Buchbinder is a JUNO-Award winning trumpeter and composer, a jazz & world music veteran (who appeared at WJMF last year with the sold out Odessa/Havana).
WJMF Artist-in-Residence Simone Baron is coming off a successful residency at Strathmore and is a pianist, accordionist and composer who engages with a broad range of musical genres, traditions and art forms.
Both are storytellers whose primary language is music. Now, commissioned by the WJMF, they unite for first time as Buchbinder and Baron to create a concert of rhythmically driven, harmonically complex music, drawing from diverse multicultural wellsprings, as they and their musical collaborators dance at the knife-edge of form and freedom.
The original compositions performed will draw from sources as diverse as cartoon music, jazz, Bartók, Shostakovich, Jewish and Arabic traditions, the poetry of Irving Layton and Cuban influences. This is one evening not to be missed!