October 1, 2016 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Odessa Havana

“A solid sonic shot of festive fun!!  – Downbeat

Award-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with a crew of top Jazz and World musicians to present this unprecedented project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection. David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana presents “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
Hilario Duran – Piano
Aleksandar Gajic – Violin
John Johnson – Clarinet, Sax
Mark Kelso – Drums
Joaquin Nunez-Hidalgo – Congas, Percussion
Paco Luviano – Bass
Maryem Tollar – Vocals


Odessa/Havana with “Cadiz”