David Buchbinder’s ODESSA/HAVANA ensemble (JAZZ FESTIVAL special event, featuring Hilario Duran)

July 17, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jazz Room
59 King Street North
Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2
“(Buchbinder and Duran) recalled the bravura power of Freddie Hubbard playing with Herbie Hancock” – Globe and Mail
 “An evocative combination of two celebratory traditions”  – San Francisco Chronicle
Award-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with a crew of top Jazz and World musicians to present this exhilarating, unprecedented project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection. THE DB TPT PHOTO
   David Buchbinder’s 2013 Juno Award winning Odessa/Havana offers delicately textured and dazzlingly tuneful music, with powerful, swinging and lyrical playing”, that is “passionate, dancing and completely irresistible.” Arising out of the musical ferment of the most diverse city on the planet–Toronto–this truly original sound is a collaboration between the writing of Buchbinder and Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master Hilario Durán, and the band of killer musicians.


  Together, these forces take audiences on a journey of cross-cultural discovery, that consistently engages, challenges and delights.

  •   David Buchbinder: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
  •   Hilario Duran: Piano
  •  Roberto Occhipinti: Bass, Guitar
  • Mark Kelso: Drums, Bata, Percussion
  • John Johnson: Clarinet, Tenor And Soprano Saxes, Alto Flute
  • Aleksandar Gajic: Violin, Viola
  • Joaquin Nuñez Hidalgo: Congas, Dumbeq, Bata, Chekere
  • Maryem Hassan Tollar: Vocals

Odessa/Havana at the Small World Music Festival 2013  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHtUB00ctKY