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Sun, Dec 22


Nordia House

Cool Yule Jazz Concert

Old and New World traditions meld in Cool Yule starring renowned Danish jazz violinist Mads Tolling.

Cool Yule Jazz Concert
Cool Yule Jazz Concert

Time & Location

Dec 22, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA



Nordic Northwest Members: $30

General Admission: $35

Youth (12 and under): $10

Arts For All: $5


Doors will open at 2 pm

Old and New World traditions meld in Cool Yule featuring renowned Danish jazz violinist Mads Tolling. The wonderful Christmas traditions of the Nordic countries—Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland—are steeped in mysticism with many of these traditions at home here in America. We invite you to experience the warmth and specialness of hygge, the Danish word for cozy that sets the tone for ushering in the holiday season.

In the spirit of Yule, two-time Grammy Award winner Mads Tolling shares the Christmas celebrations of his youth in Copenhagen, blending the authentic customs and sounds of the Nordic countries with the joy and spirit of American jazz.

Cool Yule was released in 2023. It includes a special nod to Denmark’s most famous fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen, a salute to Julemanden (Santa Claus), Nordic Yuletide classics and jazz renditions of your favorite American holiday songs including: “Santa Baby,” “My Favorite Things,” “The Christmas Song” and more.

For this performance Mads is joined by long time-collaborator - pianist, Colin Hogan.

About Mads Tolling:

Mads Tolling, an internationally renowned violinist and composer, is a two-time Grammy Award-Winner and the 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violinist. As a former nine-year member of both Turtle Island Quartet and Stanley Clarke’s band, Mads has spent most of his professional life touring internationally. Mads has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and his recordings have received rave reviews in Downbeat Magazine, Strings Magazine, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle. He has performed live with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Leo Kottke, Paquito D’Rivera and he is now a part of Bob Weir & Wolf Bros.

There will be a no host bar with beer and wine for purchase.

To learn more about the Mads Tolling, check out his website. 


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