Grammy winner Mads Tolling revisiting ’60s jazz April 22
Internationally-known violinist, composer and two-time Grammy Award-winner Mads Tolling is celebrating the music of the 1960s “Mad Men” era with his own style and flair.
“Mads Tolling & The Mads Men – Playing the 60s” was released in 2017 with two sold-out performances at the Bay Area jazz club, Yoshi’s. The album was in the top 30 on U.S. jazz radio for two straight months, peaking at number five.
Tolling’s concert program is both nostalgic and contemporary, as he reimagines classic songs from 60s TV, film and radio. His repertoire ranges from “Mission Impossible” and “Meet the Flintstones” to “Georgia on My Mind,” “A Taste of Honey” and “All Along the Watchtower.”
Tolling discovered his passion for the ’60s while growing up as a Danish classical violin student growing up in Copenhagen in the 1980s. When Mads was 14, his father gave him a Miles Davis cassette tape. Tolling was hooked.
Joining Tolling are his “Mads Men” – musicians Colin Hogan on piano, Gary Brown on bass and Eric Garland on drums.