ALL presents acclaimed Chicago-based cellist Ian Maksin with guitarist Matt Berger on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm). Tickets $15 advance at or $18 at the door. Online sales end 1 hour before the show.

Having performed with such artists as Sting and Andrea Bocelli, Russian-born cellist and composer Ian Maksin has received worldwide recognition for his unique style blending many genres from classical to world music and jazz. Joined by one of Chicago's leading guitarists, Matt Berger, Maksin will perform an eclectic program consisting of jazz and Latin classics by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, and Tom Jobim, original music by Ian Maksin from his latest album Zaria infused by flavors of tango, flamenco and Balkan music, as well as his own arrangements of traditional music from different corners of the world and funky rock and blues covers with the cello taking the lead. 

Maksin has gained international recognition for his beautiful tone, his own unique innovative style of playing the instrument and for taking the cello well outside its conventional role. As a soloist, he gives more than two hundred public performances annually in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Apart from being highly regarded as a classical artist, Maksin collaborates with other artists in a variety of musical genres: jazz, blues, flamenco, rock, R&B and world music, blending many styles together using cello as the common denominator. 


  • Occurred Saturday, October 7th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm


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