Mads Tolling Quartet: A Tribute to Jean-Luc Ponty - Thursday, January 19 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 19, 7:00 pm
Mads Tolling Quartet: A Tribute to Jean-Luc Ponty
Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 pm
Pre-Concert Talk, Jazz Violin – A Short History, by Artist-in-Residence Renata Bratt beginning at 6:30 pm
“…sublime, genre-busting string work…” – San Francisco Chronicle
Grammy-winner Mads Tolling gained international acclaim as a member of the Turtle Island String Quartet. The violinist, who cites influences as varied as Pat Metheny, Frank Zappa and Bob Dylan, eschews pyrotechnic displays, working instead from a hauntingly harmonic slow-burn. Nevertheless, Tolling’s virtuosity has landed him stage time with some of the heaviest names in jazz, including Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano and Stefon Harris. This tribute to mentor and kindred spirit Jean-Luc Ponty features fresh takes on the master violinist’s legacy, from Mahavishnu and Zappa to seminal recordings like Enigmatic Ocean and Imaginary Voyage.