Artistic/Project Director David Buchbinder is the founder of Diasporic Genius and an award-winning trumpeter, composer and producer who has been making art for almost thirty years. The rich diversity of Toronto has had a major impact on his creative life. His work has reached around the world, and in return, he has brought the work of international artists to Toronto. David founded the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and the Ashkenaz Festival, and recently won a Juno for Odessa/Havana, a double CD of Jewish/Cuban music. He leads numerous ensembles, composes for concert, theatre, film and television, presents large-scale performance projects, and develops and presents community-based creative festivals, performances and events. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe. His recordings and compositions have enjoyed worldwide release and received international acclaim. You can read more about David’s music career at www.davidbuchbinder.ca.