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Event Archive - David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana

Fri. March 31st 2017 - Fri. March 31st 2017 Dave Dunnet Community Theatre (Oak Bay High School) (All Ages)
8:00PM - 10:00PM doors at 7:30PM
$32 advance/VJS members $35 at the door
Presented by: Victoria Jazz Society
Originating in Toronto, the Canadian hub of cultural diversity, David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana is an exhilarating project of musical discovery: the creative cross-cultural collusion of Latin and Jewish klezmer musical styles. Featuring an 8-piece orchestra of top jazz and world musicians performing music co-composed by Buchbinder and Cuban-Canadian pianist Hilario Duran, this group’s sound is truly original.

Recognized in both the world music and jazz realms, Odessa/Havana received a Juno Award in 2014 for “World Music Album of the Year” with their album Walk to the Sea and a Canadian Folk Music Award for “World Group of the Year” in 2008. The band has toured across North America, playing sold-out shows in every venue, and they’re eager to continue their expansive tour across the continent.

While the cities of Odessa and Havana are oceans apart, each of their rich cultures is rooted in rhythmic drive and strong spiritual foundations. Buchbinder and Duran’s compositions explore these commonalities while simultaneously breaking new ground, taking audiences on a thrilling musical journey of cross-cultural discovery in the process.

David Buchbinder trumpet, Jeremy Ledbetter piano, Aleksandar Gajic violin, Joquin Nunez-Hidalgo percussion, Marito Marques drums, Justin Gray bass, Quinsin Nachoff reeds/clarinet/saxophones, Maryem Tollar vocals


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