Mads Interview on Morning TV – CBS Bay Sunday

February 1, 2016
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Mads went to San Francisco for an interview with News Anchor on CBS Channel 5, Frank Malicoat. The interview aired on January 17, 2016. Watch the whole interview here:

Grammy Nomination and Runner-Up in Downbeat Poll in 2015

September 3, 2015
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2015 has been a good year so far for Mads Tolling. He got nominated with Turtle Island Quartet and Mike Marshall for a Grammy in the Classical Crossover Category. Mads was also the runner-up in Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Rising Star Poll in the violin category.

Helping the next generation of musicians at Stanford Jazz Workshop

August 21, 2015
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I had the privilege of teaching at the Stanford Jazz Workshop once again alongside Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti, Larry Grenadier, Joshua Redman and many other world class musicians.

It was wonderful to see the level and enthusiasm of the young musicians, and to see them improve during the course of the week. I especially enjoyed seeing the string players getting more comfortable improvising and feel like they belong with all the “scary” horn players.

Second week for me at Stanford was at the Suzuki Institute, where I taught about 150 kids mainly by ear how to play Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and “Mario Brothers”.

Mads went in the studio to record “Mads Men”

August 21, 2015
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Mads and his quartet went in the studio to record music from the 60s – Mads Tolling & The Mads Men. Lots of familiar tunes from TV-shows and movies like “Peter Gunn”, “Mission Impossible” and “The Good Bad and the Ugly”. Popular  songs such as “Georgia on my Mind” and “My Girl” are on there too. The album is about familiarity and nostalgia, but also about how those great songs are still relevant in 2015.

Mads to solo with San Francisco Choral Artists in June

February 13, 2015
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Mads has three concerts lined up with San Francisco Choral Artists in June around the Bay Area of California with Magen Solomon conducting:

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