Violinist Mads Tolling


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 2009, features Stanley Clarke and jazz greats Russell Ferrante & Stefon Harris. Mads has recently been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, Performance Today, in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, JazzTimes & Downbeat Magazine.

Mads grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark and moved to the U.S. at the age of 20 to pursue jazz studies at Berklee College of Music. While still attending Berklee, the renowned jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty recommended Mads to join Stanley Clarke's band. Since then, he has performed more than 100 concerts with Clarke worldwide, including the Newport Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl.

www.madstolling.com


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