International String Trio With Special Guests! at Regattabar

Molly Collins uploaded this event on May 23, 2019

Where

Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA
Map
617-395-7757

When

Fri, August 23, 2019
7:30 pm

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True to its name, the International String Trio has honed an expansive repertoire embracing nearly a dozen styles from far-flung lands. Employing their instruments as passports, the adventurous triumvirate unlocks the doors to a global array of tunes drawn from jazz, folk, popular, classical, film and other sources.

Featuring Russian-born guitarist Slava Tolstoy, a virtuoso violinist and singer from Chicago Rob Flax and Boston native bassist Max Ridley, the IST's players embody its cosmopolitan aesthetic. The trio's riveting performances encompass a breathtaking range of styles, including Gypsy swing, old-time Appalachian laments, traditional Irish reels, celebratory klezmer, passionate tango, graceful French musette, and burning bluegrass. While steeped in jazz, they play intricately arranged music that leaves room for improvisation without focusing on it. ...

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