Grammy-winning Mads Tolling, one of the best violinists of his generation, pays tribute to his friend and mentor, jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, performing compositions by Ponty in new arrangements. France’s Jean-Luc Ponty has been at the forefront of jazz violin for decades. He single-handedly brought the electric violin and the European tradition of great jazz-violin playing to the United States. Tolling and Ponty remain in contact with a mutual goal: the evolution of the violin in modern music.
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents over 90 free events including music, theater, circus, dance, poetry and children’s programs with artists from Africa, Colombia, Japan, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain, the Philippines, Sweden, China, Venezuela and the Bay Area. Yerba Buena Gardens is located between Mission Street and Howard Street and 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown San Francisco.