Mads Tolling Quartet -][- Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty : Live at Yoshi’s –Mp3– [Madsman Records, 2012] –
Mads Tolling, internationally renowned violinist, violist, and composer, is a member of the two time Grammy Award-Winning Turtle Island Quartet. As a soloist, he regularly tours as jazz violinist with the acclaimed bassist Stanley Clarke and his touring band. Since 2007 Mads has lead his own group, Mads Tolling Quartet. His latest recording, “The Playmaker” released in the fall of 09, features bass legend Stanley Clarke and jazz greats Russell Ferrante & Stefon Harris.
As violist with Turtle Island Quartet, 2003-2007 and now as violinist, 2007-present, Mads maintains an active touring and recording schedule as well as composing and giving master classes. In 06 and 08 as part of Turtle Island Quartet Mads won two Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover album with the recordings “4+Four” and “A Love Supreme – The Legacy of John Coltrane.” Tolling has received Denmark’s Sankt Annae’s Award for Musical Excellence as well as grants from Queen Margaret, the Sonning Foundation and the Berklee Elvin Jones Award. He has performed with Paquito d’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Sergio and Odair Assad & Leo Kottke.
In 2007 Mads Tolling started his own trio and immediately recorded the album “Speed of light.” The following year the trio expanded to a quartet. In it are some of the top Bay Area musicians, including Mike Abraham on guitar, George Ban-Weiss on bass and Eric Garland on drums. Mads Tolling Quartet has performed all over the San Francisco Bay Area and the West Coast including Yoshi’s San Francisco, Russian River Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens and Summerlin Library in Las Vegas. MTQ will tour nationally and internationally in 2010 in support of their release: “The Playmaker.” -[Biography]-
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