Sundays at Silo’s – Mads Tolling & The Mads Men: Playing the ’60s$20 - $25
2-Time Grammy Award-Winning Violinist
MADS TOLLING & The Mads Men: Playing The 60s
“…A Cross-Genre Genius!” Adam Broner, Music Critic
“Mads Tolling turns TV themes into jazz treasures…” SF EXAMINER
“This is stellar performing. Tolling’s playing is near unbelievable.” ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“…sets the new standard for good time jazz.” MIDWEST RECORD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Mads Tolling is a two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist, and he is last year’s winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Award. He is a former longtime member of Stanley Clarke’s Band and the Turtle Island Quartet.
Mads’ most current recording is “Playing the 60s.” Since its release, the album has been a favorite amongst fans and critics alike, landing in the Top 30 charts for two months straight on US Jazz radio.
Mads has created a fun and exciting show that touches on the nostalgic as well as the contemporary. It includes timeless movie themes, popular TV classics, and celebrated songs ranging from “Mission Impossible”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Meet the Flintstones” to “Georgia on My Mind” and “A Taste of Honey”.
As a burgeoning young master growing up in Copenhagen, listening to a Miles Davis cassette introduced Mads to the 60s sounds of Jazz, Soul and early R&B. Inspired to explore his own creative voice, the result is an exhilarating and thrilling musical adventure, with Mads guiding us to places we didn’t know a violin could go.
Mads has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and in the Washington Post, and he has performed with Kenny Barron, Ramsey Lewis and Paquito D’Rivera. In 2014 Mads was commissioned by Michael Morgan and Oakland Symphony to write a violin concerto, which was premiered at the Paramount Theatre to much fanfare in 2015.