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Music@Dusk: International String Trio

Friday, Feb 9, 2018, 6:00pm

Union Hall, Rockport

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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, Czech violinist Jakub Trasak and American acoustic 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.

Recent performance highlights include a set of highly successful Midwest and Northwest Tours, 3 appearances on the popular NPR show "Says You," performances at the Gypsy Jazz in Paradise Festival in Crested Butte, CO; Djangovegas Festival in Las Vegas, NV; Jazz on the Plazz Festival in Los Gatos, CA; Yoshi’s San Francisco, San Jose Winter Jazz festival, to name a few.

Tickets: $30 Adult, $10 under age 25

Click here or below for a video of The International String Trio.


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