David Buchbinder is an award-winning trumpeter, composer and cultural inventor. He leads numerous music groups, composes for concert, theatre, film and television, presents large-scale performance projects. He has been involved in World music and Jazz since 1987 and has earned a reputation as one of its compositional and instrumental leading lights, through the Flying Bulgars, his Jazz Ensemble and his Odessa/Havana project. He was the creator and artistic director of Ashkenaz: A Festival of New Yiddish Culture and the composer/creator/producer of Shurum Burum Jazz Circus. He is very involved in cross-cultural experimentation, collaborating with Roula Said (his wife) on many projects.