The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

November 10th 2022

David Buchbinder & David Restivo

Georgia Straight Jazz Society is excited about presenting an exciting Toronto-based duo - Grammy nominated and Juno winning jazz artists appearing in Courtenay as one of the venues on their "Spinning out of Nothingness" tour of Western Canada. David Buchbinder on trumpet and David Restivo on keys.

These two Davids present an intimate concert of original jazz. As Buchbinder told me recently, "Our music draws on the tradition and a colorful palette of musical influences from around the World. The swing's the thing, for sure, but there's also room for Jewish, Arabic, Cuban, European Classical and Sufi accents."

Buchbinder and Restivo have been playing together for over a decade in and around Toronto and have just recently begun touring, recognizing that their deep musical connection is something they want to share with a wider audience. "We share musical passions and personal roots, in Jewish and Italian New York City, Kansas City and St. Louis."

For the last three years Grammy-nominated Buchbinder - a masterful trumpeter known for his Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and Juno-winning Odessa/Havana project - has been living on and off in New Orleans, which has definitely brought a new sound into the duo's performances. And Juno-nominated Restivo - recently relocated to Nelson, BC - is recognized as one of Canada's premier jazz pianists. Both compose music that is arresting, robust and deep in the tradition.

So, invite your self down to the Flying Canoe to discover these exciting musicians, and why Comox Valley has earned the reputation of one of the greatest jazz venues in the country

You're invited to expose yourself to an amazing jazz performance in a warm, safe and friendly pub atmosphere. If you're new to the valley and still exploring what's new and exciting, you will be surprised to discover a jazz performance scene equal to any large city. Admission is $15 for society members, $20 for non-members. You're invited to visit our calendar page for full information on our upcoming weekly concerts.

Jazz fans are also advised that 2023 memberships ($20) will be available.

GSJS showcases jazz live in the Comox Valley, giving music lovers an opportunity to enjoys local, regional and internationally-known jazz musicians.

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