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Mads Tolling

06/05/2021 @ 6:00 pm


We are honored to have  international Jazz celebrity, Mads Tolling as our first Redwood Violin Visiting Artist.  This unique event will be at a vineyard near Santa Rosa.  Because space is limited the hostess, Andrea Silverstein, has requested that you contact her to reserve a spot. Donations will be very gratefully accepted.  Register soon! 

Mads Tolling’s looping show

 The violin is truly a special instrument. You can play any style of music on it. You can bow it, pluck it, scratch it and even hit it. Mads Tolling is a two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist, and he is a former member of bassist Stanley Clarke’s band and Turtle Island Quartet. He currently leads his own groups, and is a member of Bob Weir’s Wolf Bros and Wolf Pack project.

Mads has created a program that showcases the violin for what it is: One of the most versatile instruments in the world. Mads delves into everything from gypsy jazz to rock ’n’ roll and tango to fiddle music. Although he plays solo, Mads is still able to perform a large repertoire of music. Using a loop station allows him to record by layering tracks in real time. With the help of effects pedals and innovative techniques, Mads is able to mix basslines, rhythms, harmonies and melodies to make songs come to life in a fresh way.

With the realities of COVID-19, doing this solo show, Mads has been able to perform many porch, driveway and cul-de-sac concerts, while he and the audience are able to socially distance. The set list includes Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” Hendrix’s “Hey Joe,” Piazzolla’s “Libertango” Django Reinhardt’s “Minor Swing” and The Beatles’ “Blackbird.”


6:00 pm
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Outside at a vineyard near Santa Rosa


Andrea Silverstein