Critics’ Pick: Washington Jewish Music Festival

Simone Baron and David Buchbinder have never worked together onstage before. But for this festival gig they will be collaborating, doing cross-cultural compositions drawn from klezmer, jazz, contemporary classical music, and Afro-Cuban sounds. Baron, a festival artist-in-residence who lives in the D.C. area, is a pianist and accordionist who has performed with Brazilian and chamber music groups. Buchbinder, a trumpet player based in Toronto, has played with a number of bands including the Flying Bulgars and the Jewish-meets-Cuban ensemble Odessa/Havana. Buchbinder will likely bring noisier, jazzy horn work and sections with uptempo Caribbean percussion and Baron will add her brand of occasionally discordant violin, accordion, and piano. Together, expect the two artists to combine their unique styles, creating a sound fresh to the ears. Simone Baron and David Buchbinder perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $15–$18. (202) 777-3241. wjmf.org. (Steve Kiviat)

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