Celebrate with us the renewal of Music at Noon concerts at the OFJCC! Starting with a bang, we are featuring two-time Grammy Award-Winning violinist Mads Tolling, joining forces with pianist and accordion player Colin Hogan, and bassist extraordinaire Gary Brown. Together the three will take the audience on a trip around the world and present music from the US to Argentina to Denmark and beyond. The set list includes tunes like Astor Piazzolla's Libertango, Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower and an original by Mads himself, entitled Danish Dessert. The trio will also perform American classics by George Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael.
Due to COVID mask restrictions, we must forgo serving lunch and drinks. The traditional buffet lunch will resume when COVID protocols are lifted by the Health Department.
The concert takes place in the large Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, with good air ventilation and space for social distancing. IMPORTANT: Participants are required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Face masks are required at all times. Masks must completely cover nose and mouth and have ear loops or similar to hold in place. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable.
Colin Hogan—piano and accordion
is an internationally renowned violinist and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, now living in San Francisco. As a former nine-year member of both bassist Stanley Clarke's band and the celebrated Turtle Island Quartet, Mads won two Grammy Awards, and was nominated for a third Grammy in 2015. He was the 2016 winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violin Award. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Paquito D'Rivera, Leo Kottke and Sergio and Odair Assad. Mads is a current member of Bob Weir's Wolf Bros and Wolf Pack Band. After graduating Berklee College of Music in 2003, he was recommended by Jean-Luc Ponty to join Stanley Clarke's band. He has since been featured on NPR's Morning Edition
, and his recordings have received rave reviews in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine
and DownBeat Magazine
. Mads has performed for Danish royalty—Prince Frederik and Princess Mary—at the celebration of the Danish Embassy's 50-year anniversary. Mads has twice been commissioned to write violin concertos, for the Oakland Symphony and Pacific Chamber Orchestra. He has performed his symphonic works and soloed with orchestras around the US and Japan.
Mads now leads his own groups—Mads Tolling Quartet and Mads Tolling and The Mads Men. His latest release, Playing the 60s
, is a reimagination of classic songs from 1960s' film, TV and radio, such as A Taste of Honey
and Mission Impossible
. The album, released in 2017, features vocalists Kenny Washington and Spencer Day, and spent two months on US jazz radio's top 30. With his groups, Mads has performed over a thousand concerts around the world, including at The Hollywood Bowl, Library of Congress and at the Bay Area's Paramount and Herbst Theatres. As a featured Yamaha Artist, Mads leads clinics and masterclasses in the US and internationally.
was born in San Francisco to a very musical family. He began studying drums in the first grade, started experimenting with the guitar in middle school, and finally discovered his true passion for piano in high school. Colin was a member of the world renowned Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble alongside "young lions" Ambrose Akinmusire, Justin Brown and Thomas Pridgen while also studying with the Jazzschool's founder, Susan Muscarella. He then attended Cal State East Bay (Hayward) where he earned a BA in piano performance.
Colin has performed on five continents playing everything from jazz, funk, salsa and hip-hop to tango and Balinese gamelan. He has performed with many legendary jazz musicians including James Moody, Peter Erskine, Bob Brookmeyer, Roy Ayers and Maria Schneider. In 2004 he performed with electric bass revolutionary Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone at the California Music Awards which was nationally televised. Colin is currently involved in many projects including Hip-Hop/R&B group Dynamic, local jazz/groove/experimental collective the Jazz Mafia, international cafe music group Trio Zincalo and jazz/funk/fusion band The Hogan Bros. with brothers Steve and Julian. He currently lives in Oakland, CA.
is a skilled and versatile bassist on both acoustic and electric basses. His clear solid foundation as well as his melodic rainbow of color and counterpoint established him as a much sought-after component for major recording, performance and production projects around the world. While enrolled in San Jose State University's Art/Design/Music program, Gary came to realize that music was his true calling and made the decision to make it his life and his career. In the past 30 years Gary has recorded and performed with such notable artists as Flora Purim and Airto, Steve Winwood, George Duke, Santana, Lyle Mays, Azar Lawrence, Narada Michael Walden, Gregg Rolie, Dianne Reeves, Roy Ayres, Ernie Watts, Jeff Beck, Torninho Horta, Larry Coryell, Phararoh Saunders, Eddie Henderson, Andy Narrell, Pete and Sheila (Sheila E.) Escovedo, and Patrice Rushen.
Gary has composed music for film and television with Pray for Rain, a film and soundtrack production team whose credits include work for major cable networks HBO, Lifetime, Showtime and Cinemax, as well as for the major television networks ABC, NBC and CBS. Credits include the cult film Sid and Nancy
, The Linguini Incident
(starring the late great David Bowie), Straight to Hell, Trust Me, Zandalee
(with Judge Reinhold and Nicholas Cage), and the Fox television series Key West
Gary is currently dividing his time performing with Katerina Brown,The Jose Neto Band, Narada Michael Walden and many others. He continues to compose, perform and produce with various artists and is writing music for his solo project.
Gary is a bass instructor and has taught and coached for SFJAZZ Education, OPC Oakland Public Conservatory, UC Berkley Jazz Dept. Marin Country Day School, SF Jazz Music Program and The Healdsburg Jazz Operation Jazz Band Program.
This concert is funded in part by the Adele Saxe and Leo Gabow Funds. Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.
Tuesday, October 19
1:00–2:00 PM | Doors open at 12:30 PM
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$15 Advanced Online Registration | $20 at the Door
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required.
If you have a Community Tuesdays Punch Card, you may use two punches to pay at the door.
Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]