FiddleKit presents The MADS TOLLING Quartet
Mads Tolling, internationally renowned violinist, violist, and composer, is a two-time Grammy Award-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 led 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 new MTQ album: "Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty Live at Yoshi's" was released in May, 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 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." Mads has received Denmark's Sankt Annae's Award for Musical Excellence as well as grants from Queen Margaret, Sonning Foundation and the Berklee Elvin Jones Award.
The Mads Tolling Quartet has performed all over the U.S including Yoshi's San Francisco & Oakland, Herbst Theatre, Russian River Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, Grass Valley Performance Arts, Summerlin Library in Las Vegas & Blues Alley in Washington DC. MTQ will tour nationally and internationally in '12-'13 in support of "Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty Live at Yoshi's."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 grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark and moved to the U.S. at the age of 20 to pursue jazz studies. He studied under violinist Matt Glaser, and he graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2003. While still attending Berklee, the renowned jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty recommended Mads to jazz great, Stanley Clarke's band. Since then, Mads has performed more than 100 concerts with Clarke worldwide, including the Newport Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl and appears on Clarke's album: "Toys of Men."
Point Richmond Jazz is presenting this 2nd concert in their series taking place on the 4th Friday of every month from October through May in the intimate setting with fabulous acoustics of Pt. Richmond's 110 year old Methodist church. Presented by Point Richmond's own jazz violinist, Kit Eakle, who promises to join with the performers for a tune or 2.
Point Richmond FUMC (View)
201 Martina St.
Point Richmond, CA 94801
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