Kickstarter Project Completed – Thank you to all my 38 backers

January 10, 2014
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My Kickstarter project writing for Big Band 19 and myself as a soloist was funded on April 26. The fruits of this project as well as live audio from MTQ at SF Jazz Center playing Stephane Grappelli is now being sent as an MP3 sampling to the backers.

I would like to personally thank Kim Aronson, Philipp Berner, Thomas Eusterbrock, Torsten Kolind, Meera Collier-Mitchell, Victoria Theodore, Danny Givertz, Gray Dougherty, Karl Mosgofian, Matt Beasley, Sonya Lawson, Mariam Diarra, Yoni Rosenbaum, Deroy Murdock, Michael Bloom, Jim Callahan Piedmont Piano, Libby Fritz, Virginia Travers, Mogens Tolling, Rick Shinozaki, Morten Sørensen, Bruce Stone, Alissa Shook, Frize James, John Gladstein, Mette Tolling, Sharan Ikeda, Russ Silvestri, Gael Alcock, Dennis George, Jasper Kamperman, Emily Onderdonk, David James, Gus Kambeitz, Khosrow Vakhshouri, Robin Robinson, David Daniels & Annette Tolling.

Kickstarter Campaign on its way for commisioning new music!

March 22, 2013
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I am embarking on a new project to raise funds in order to arrange and compose new music for two concerts coming up.

I will perform with Big Band Nineteen in San Jose on May 11. The big band has asked me to write original music and arrange existing original music for violin and big band.

The Mads Tolling Quartet will perform at SF Jazz’ new Center in downtown San Francisco on May 9th. The concert is a tribute to the great jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli. It will feature the Mads Tolling Quartet interpretations of Grappelli’s music through arrangements and compositions done by me.

My time commitment will depend on what funds are possible to raise, so I hope for your support. The project will be launched on Monday, March 26.

MTQ’s new disc on KQED’s California Report

October 20, 2012
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Check out this piece / review by Andy Gilbert: MTQ on California Report

New reviews on “Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty – Live at Yoshi’s” CD

October 20, 2012
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Two reviews out recently about the Mads Tolling Quartet Record.

One in Jazztimes written by Bill Milkowski: Jazztimes Review

Another in Jazziz by Steve Futterman: Jazziz Review

Jazz Fusion Ensemble @ Berkeley’s Jazzschool Institute in Summer Semester

June 2, 2012

FUSION IS BACK! Violinist in Turtle Island Quartet and Stanley Clarke Band, Mads Tolling is bringing back the Jazz Fusion Ensemble for the Summer Semester at Berkeley’s Jazzschool Institute. It’s for vocalists and instrumentalists intermediate to advanced level – all ages are welcome. Materials covered include compositions by Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius & Jean-Luc Ponty. Participants will also learn how to compose and arrange for the ensemble, and those pieces will be worked on and performed throughout the semester.

Summer Semester is an intensive five week program with classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays 1.30-4.30pm starting July 3 and ending Aug 2, 2012.

Berkeley’s Jazzschool Institute: Please call 510.845.5373 and ask for Susan Muscarella or email The Jazzschool Institute is located at 2087 Addison Street in downtown Berkeley.

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