Mads Tolling Duo
Jazz Violin & Composition
Year of Award
Grant or Fellowship
- The Danish Club of Washington DC. October 12, 2019. Rockville, MD
- Danish American Center. October 13, 2019. Minneapolis MN
- West Denmark Parish Hall. October 14, 2019. Luck MN
- Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church. October 15, 2019. Minneapolis MN
- Kopleff Recital Hall, GSU. October 17, 2019. Atlanta GA
- San Ramon Library, San Ramon Jazz. October 19, 2019. San Ramon CA
About the Artist
Mads Tolling, internationally renowned violinist and composer, is a two-time Grammy Award-Winner and the 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star winning violinist. As a former nine year member of both Turtle Island Quartet and bassist Stanley Clarke’s band, Mads has spent most his professional life touring internationally. Since 2007 Mads has lead his own group, Mads Tolling Quartet. The Playmaker released in the fall of 2009, features Stanley Clarke and jazz greats Russell Ferrante & Stefon Harris. A MTQ album: Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty – Live at Yoshi’s was released in May, 2012. Mads’ latest album is called Mads Tolling & The Mads Men – Playing the 60s, which features classic songs from TV, film and radio in fresh jazzy versions with guest vocalists Kenny Washington and Spencer Day.
Mads has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and his recordings have received rave reviews in Downbeat Magazine, Strings Magazine, Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron & Paquito D’Rivera.