Mads Tolling Quartet with Dave MacNab
Mads Tolling, internationally renowned violinist, violist, and composer, is a former eight year member of the two-time Grammy Award-Winning Turtle Island Quartet and acclaimed bassist Stanley Clarke's touring band. Since 2007 Mads has lead his own group, Mads Tolling Quartet. His recording, "The Playmaker" released in the fall of 2009, features Stanley Clarke and jazz greats Russell Ferrante & Stefon Harris. Mads' latest album with his quartet, "Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty Live at Yoshi's" came out in 2012. Mads has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and his recordings have received rave reviews in Downbeat Magazine, Strings Magazine, Washington Post & San Francisco Chronicle. He has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron & Paquito D'Rivera.
As violist with Turtle Island Quartet, 2003-2007 and as violinist, 2007-2012, 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.
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