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Internationally recognized 12-string guitarist/composer Neil Jacobs, violinist Arkadiy Gips, and award-winning bassist, Steven Fox (not pictured) form this exciting high-energy trio. This highly acclaimed new ensemble transforms Gypsy, Jazz, and World Folk into intriguing new American Music. American Gypsy has thrilled and mesmerized audiences across the?United States?and?Europe. Both Neil Jacobs and Arkadiy Gips have a history of performing and traveling with the Gypsies of?Europe. Neil resided and studied with Gypsies of?Spain?from 1994-1996, and Arkadiy traveled with a Gypsy group from?Bulgaria?in the 80's.

Both Arkadiy and Neil have extensive knowledge of Balkan and Slavic folk music and have performed with and composed for the internationally acclaimed group Zivili on numerous occasions. One particularly memorable journey brought them to the Balkans in the early 90's. Here they performied in refugee camps for war victims throughout the Balkan states culminating in a major concert in the war-ravaged center of?Sarajevo. Steven Fox (not pictured) is a graduate of?Ohio?State?University?where he earned his degree in double bass performance. His musical expertise includes everything from?Bluegrass?to African music and beyond. "American Gypsy's" debut CD has been nominated for the American Independent Music Award's, "Album of the Year"! The judges are comprised of established artists including; Tom Waits, Yolanda Adams, Ricky Skaggs, Tina Weymouth, Meshell Ndegeocello, Arturo Sandoval, Mitchell Froom, Kelly Willis, Wilson Pickett, Victoria Williams, Don Byron, Bobby Rush, Jim Lauderdale, and George Duke.

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This versatile ensemble consists of three talented musicians. Violinist Arkadiy Gips, flutist Cheri Papier is a native Ohioan who treats audiences to her "family of flutes," ranging in size from piccolo to alto flute. She is a featured musician with various local performing groups, including Zivili, Koleinu (the Columbus Jewish Community Choir), The Sharyonim, and others. Pianist Mikhail Popov? is a classically trained musician whose real love is jazz, bringing the ensemble's music to life with his impressive improvisational abilities.

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gipsy

This versatile ensemble consists of three talented musicians. Violinist Arkadiy Gips, flutist Cheri Papier is a native Ohioan who treats audiences to her "family of flutes," ranging in size from piccolo to alto flute. She is a featured musician with various local performing groups, including Zivili, Koleinu (the Columbus Jewish Community Choir), The Sharyonim, and others. Pianist Mikhail Popov? is a classically trained musician whose real love is jazz, bringing the ensemble's music to life with his impressive improvisational abilities.

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The Amazing Strings trio includes violinist Arkadiy Gips, keyboardist/violinist Roman Zhuravlev and singer Lyudmila Smirnov.

 

gipsy

This versatile ensemble consists of three talented musicians. Violinist Arkadiy Gips, flutist Cheri Papier is a native Ohioan who treats audiences to her "family of flutes," ranging in size from piccolo to alto flute. She is a featured musician with various local performing groups, including Zivili, Koleinu (the Columbus Jewish Community Choir), The Sharyonim, and others. Pianist Mikhail Popov? is a classically trained musician whose real love is jazz, bringing the ensemble's music to life with his impressive improvisational abilities.

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