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Internationally renowned violinist, composer, and two-time Grammy Award winner Mads Tolling is celebrating the music of the 1960s Mad Men Era with his own distinctive style and innovative flair.
This show debuted to much fanfare at the Historic El Campanil Theatre. It’s a fun and exciting program that is at once nostalgic and contemporary. It includes Academy Award-winning movie themes, popular TV classics, and Top 10 hit recordings. Repertoire ranges from “Mission Impossible,” “The Pink Panther,” and “Meet the Flintstones” to “Georgia on My Mind” and the Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet.”
So how did a Danish classical violin student growing up in Copenhagen in the 1980s discover his passion for the 1960s? When Mads was 14, his father gave him a Miles Davis cassette tape that changed his life. Mads was hooked. He found a sense of intimacy and freedom in the 1960s sounds of Jazz, Soul, and early R+B, which inspired him to explore the possibilities of how to get there with his violin. The result is an exhilarating and thrilling musical adventure, with Mads guiding us to places we didn’t know a violin could go.
Joining the Mads Men is San Francisco-based jazz singer Paula West. West possesses a strikingly beautiful voice, a full, velvety, caressing contralto. But it’s the expansive body of music she explores with her exquisite instrument that makes her one of the most consistently enthralling singers on the scene. Whether West interprets Bob Dylan, David Bowie, or Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, Papa Charlie Jackson, or Hank Williams, her eclectic repertoire sounds like every song was written with her in mind.
Presented in partnership with InterMusic SF.
Featured Musicians:Mads Tolling - violinPaula West - vocalsJohn R. Burr - pianoDan Feiszli - bassEric Garland – drums
Photos:Mads Tolling, Paula West
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