Mads Tolling Trio
Mads Tolling Trio
GRAMMY-winning Violinist

Mads Tolling Trio

MAY 25-28 | UNPLUGGED

May 27 - May 28, 2023
Joe Henderson Lab
SatMay 27
7:00 PM

$30

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SatMay 27
8:30 PM

$30

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SunMay 28
6:00 PM

$25

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SunMay 28
7:30 PM

$25

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The two-time GRAMMY-winning violin master, equally versed in the classical repertoire and the jazz tradition, is best known for his work with Turtle Island Quartet, Stanley Clarke, Bob Weir, and countless Bay Area groups including the all-star San Francisco String Trio. He performs these two nights with his long standing trio.

A native of Copenhagen, Tolling began classical violin studies at age six and discovered jazz at fourteen, when his father gave him the life-changing gift of Miles Davis’ cool jazz landmark Birth of the Cool on cassette.

During studies at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, the violin virtuoso was referred to bass legend and 2022 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Clarke by iconic fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, launching an extended affiliation that included innumerable performances and Clarke’s incendiary 2007 album The Toys of Men.

Tolling began his nine-year membership with the Turtle Island Quartet in 2003, winning GRAMMYs for their 2005 release 4+Four and 2007’s A Love Supreme – The Legacy of John Coltrane, and struck out on his own as a bandleader in 2008 with the formation of his trio and quartet. He is an active composer, sideman, educator, and leader in the Bay Area, and has a long history with SFJAZZ, performing at the SFJAZZ Center, events as Levi’s Plaza, and SFJAZZ Hotplate tribute concerts honoring Stéphane Grappelli and Jean-Luc Ponty.

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Tolling is an active composer, sideman, educator, and leader in the Bay Area, and has a long history with SFJAZZ, performing at the SFJAZZ Center, events as Levi’s Plaza, and SFJAZZ Hotplate tribute concerts.

Mads has the amazing talent and skills that few young musicians can match.

Jean-Luc Ponty

Mads has the amazing talent and skills that few young musicians can match.

Jean-Luc Ponty

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Mads Tolling Trio

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Mads Tolling Trio

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