2X GRAMMY© Award-winning violinist


Mads Tolling is a two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist, and he is the 2016 winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violin Award. Mads is a former longtime member of Stanley Clarke’s Band and the Turtle Island Quartet. He has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and he has performed over a thousand concerts worldwide, including the Library of Congress and the Newport Jazz Festival. Mads has appeared with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Mads is a current member of Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, and he is featured on three of Weir’s albums recorded live at Red Rocks and Radio City Music Hall.

Mads released his hit recording, “Mads Tolling & The Mads Men - Playing the 60s” in 2017, and he has been touring the show worldwide ever since. The album has been a favorite amongst fans and critics alike and was in the top 30 on US Jazz Radio for two straight months, peaking at #5.

This evening Mads is for the first time collaborating with World-Class Venezuelan jazz pianist Edward Simon. Based in the SF Bay Area, as a member of the All-Star SFJAZZ Collective, Edward has been a Guggenheim Fellow and awarded multiple composition grants as part of Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works initiative. Edward is a Yamaha Artist and has recorded 17 albums as a leader and co-leader.

Originating from Northern Europe and South America, Mads and Edward embark on a musical odyssey, finding the connection between the rich tapestries of jazz and the folkloric melodies of Latin American and Scandinavia. Joining them on their journey are bassist Gary Brown and drummer Eric Garland.

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Wed Jun 5: Michael Lington

Sun Jun 9: Ray Obiedo CD Release Celebration

Sat Jun 15: Eric Darius