Two-time Grammy winner violinist Mads Tolling, six-time Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll Winner guitarist Mimi Fox, and internationally acclaimed bassist and composer Jeff Denson, have forged their musical talents in a new group, the San Francisco String Trio. This super group made up of three dazzling virtuoso’s have come together to create an eclectic and riveting mixture of beautiful and passionate music crossing every genre from tango to funk, and gorgeous ballads to sizzling up-tempo originals. An all acoustic group defying categorization, the San Francisco String Trio provides its audiences with a special musical experience that is both poignant and compelling. Together they have developed The Sgt. Pepper Project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking Beatles album.
Three extraordinary musicians, violinist Mads Tolling (two-time Grammy winner with the Turtle Island String Quartet), guitarist Mimi Fox (six-time winner of DownBeat’s International Critics Poll) and Jeff Denson (celebrated bassist/vocalist), have come together to form the SAN FRANCISCO STRING TRIO. These internationally renowned musicians play a genre-defying, acoustic mix of lyrical ballads, sizzling tangos, evocative blues, and infectious funk.
They have recorded a CD, to be released in June 2017, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ landmark album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” They have already given a sneak preview of this album to several enthusiastic, sold out audiences.
The trio plans an extensive tour beginning next June, promoted by a large publicity campaign, in support of their new CD. We feel this would be a timely and unique concert for you. Each of these musicians bring strong fan bases from years of touring as headliners. They have all toured extensively with legends as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Clarke, and Diana Krall among countless others ( please see their bios below ). Additionally, each member of the trio is a professor at the California Jazz Conservatory and is available for master classes in conjunction with their performance. We are currently booking for the 2018/19 season. We also have a few dates left for the 2017/18 season.
“While Tolling is skilled at evoking a beautiful melody, he’s equally adept at filling out the sound with powerful double-stops and intricate harmonics…”
— Strings Magazine
“Guitarist extraordinaire Mimi Fox presented a stunning set of music that kept the audience riveted…”
— Kennedy Center Review.
“Double bassist Jeff Denson capitalizes on his considerable gifts as an improviser, interpreter and sonic trailblazer…”
— Ken Micaleff, Downbeat Magazine