• Trianon Theatre 72 North 5th Street San Jose, CA, 95112 United States

Location: Main Theatre

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, British violinist Ben Powell and American acoustic bassist Greg Feingold, 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.

About Emily Day:

For this special Winter Fest performance, the IST will be joined by vocalist Emily Day. Currently based in San Francisco, Day was raised in Chicago and Vermont then trained in New York and Europe. Over the years, she’s had the honor of sharing the stage with Ray Vega, Maynard Ferguson, Reggie Workman, Jane Ira Bloom, Armen, Donelian, Junior Mance, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Washington, CAlifornia Honeydrops, Lavay Smith, and Amos Lee. She’s a graduate of the New School and holds an MA in Popular Music Studies from the University of Liverpool.