From a media release:
Ian Maksin & Guests: Cello Unlimited
at le poisson rouge - New York City
January 4th, 2017
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NEW YORK CITY - Credibly one of today’s most versatile and innovative artists, cellist and composer Ian Maksin has taken the instrument yet to a new dimension. Equally brilliant in many genres from classical and jazz to world music, Maksin is using the cello as the common denominator and has created his own style by blending together these old elements in a new way.
For his LPR debut, Ian Maksin will cover all bases from unaccompanied cello suites by J.S. Bach to his original music infused with traditional flavors from his native Russia, the Balkans and Flamenco Arabe, as well as his own funky take on some jazz and rock classics. He will sing along with his cello in at least four languages backed up by a pair of New York’s finest instrumentalists.
Cellist and composer Ian Maksin has gained international acclaim for his beautiful tone and distinct style as well as his uniquely charismatic way with the audience. Apart from being recognized as one of the leading classical musicians, Maksin plays jazz, world, blues, flamenco, rock, R&B, pop, and has taken the cello well outside its conventional scope. He has collaborated with artists of many different genres including Andrea Bocelli, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg and Gloria Estefan. He has also opened for such artists as Sting and his guitarist Dominic Miller.