Founded and led by Russian-born musical director and guitarist Slava Tolstoy, the International String Trio has collectively and individually performed throughout New England and the world. Tolstoy is joined by upright bassist Ippei Ichimaru, who was born in Japan, raised in Australia and Cheltenham, England native violinist Ben Powell. All three gentlemen received their music education at Berklee College of Music. The trio brings style and a global flair to a repertoire that incorporates classical, jazz, popular and culturally diverse music including Italian, French, Russian, Jewish, Spanish, Latin American, Gypsy and Irish.
The International String Trio will celebrate the release of their latest CD - Movie Night - on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. Catch Colors of Jazz when host Bonnie Johnson debuts music from the CD and speaks with members of the group. Be sure to tune in at 4pm this Saturday!