The Mads Tolling / Dan Robbins Duo at East Village Coffee Lounge
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Mads Tolling, internationally renowned violinist and composer, is a two-time Grammy Award-Winner and the 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star winning violinist. As a former nine year member of both Turtle Island Quartet and bassist Stanley Clarke’s band, Mads has spent most his professional life touring internationally. He has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron & Paquito D’Rivera.
Dan Robbins is known for driving, creative, harmonically and melodically rich background and lead parts on bass. He plays both acoustic bass and electric bass in styles ranging from solo jazz arrangements to hard-swinging jazz, acoustic and electric funk, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Carribean, rock, R&B, blues, tango, Indian, and fusion styles. He is currently co-leading the funk trio Wasabi and the acoustic jazz trio Source Field, and involved in a number of groups in addition to his solo work.