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MADS TOLLING QUARTET feat. Kim Nalley
February 05, 2014
Exploring the universe of jazz, blues & Tolling originals
Wednesday, Feb 5, 8pm
- GENERAL ADMISSION: $19
- DINNER & ADMISSION: $57
- DOOR PRICE: $23
Collaborating for the first time, 2x GRAMMY®-winning violinist Mads Tolling and internationally-acclaimed jazz vocalist Kim Nalley will explore the universe of jazz, blues and Tolling originals.
This is a show with two of the Bay Area’s most celebrated jazz artists and not to be missed.
Joining them are:
Colin Hogan – piano
Sam Bevan – bass
Eric Garland – drums
Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist, violist, and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark. As a former member for over eight years with the pioneering string group, Turtle Island Quartet, Mads has received two GRAMMY® Awards. He regularly tours with acclaimed bassist Stanley Clarke, and he was featured on Stanley’s album, “Toys of Men.”
Since 2007 Mads has lead his own group, Mads Tolling Quartet. His recording, “The Playmaker” released in the fall of 2009, features Stanley Clarke and jazz greats Russell Ferrante & Stefon Harris. Mads’ latest album with his quartet, “Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty – Live at Yoshi’s” came out in the spring of 2012. Mads has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and his recordings have received rave reviews in Downbeat Magazine, Strings Magazine, Washington Post & San Francisco Chronicle. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron Leo Kottke & Paquito D’Rivera.
Mads’ long list of highlights include playing at the Hollywood Bowl, Library of Congress, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and at the Danish Embassy in Washington DC for the Danish Crown Prince and Princess. Mads Tolling's website
Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area" in 2005 and "Best Jazz Group" in 2013, vocalist Kim Nalley is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she has graced concert halls from Moscow to Lincoln Center. A true Renaissance woman, Kim Nalley has also been a featured writer for JazzWest and SF Chronicle's City Brights, shortlisted for a Grammy nomination, a produced playwright, a former jazz club owner, an accomplished stage actress, a history academic, and an avid lindy hop & blues dancer. Her many philanthropic endeavors include founding the Kim Nalley Black Youth Jazz Scholarship.
Kim Nalley has performed globally, including major jazz festivals such as Monterey, Umbria Jazz and Lincoln Center and lived in Europe for several years before returning to San Francisco to re-open the jazz club Jazz at Pearl's. During her tenure from 2003 to 2008, Nalley raised the club to iconic international acclaim as the owner and artistic director.
She has collaborated with artists such as Rhoda Scott, David "Fathead" Newman, Houston Person, James Williams, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. She has recorded several on both major and indie labels, including She Put A Spell On Me, which was short-listed for a 2006 Grammy Award, and Million Dollar Secret, which charted in the Jazz Top 40. Kim Nalley's website