Toby Karlin is a highly skilled composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Los Angeles, California. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Toby is well-versed in a wide variety of musical styles and techniques. He has studied saxophone performance, music production, jazz and classical composition, songwriting, music synthesis, classical Indian music, West African percussion, meditative sound design, and sound healing, among other subjects.
Toby has had the opportunity to work and perform with many notable musicians, including Lee Secard, Andy Mcghee, Jackie Beard, Harry Skoler, Mikael Ringquist, Matt Jenson, and Jeff Harrington. He has also performed at various festivals and events, such as the Pacific Beach Fest and the Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series. As a multi-instrumentalist, Toby has recorded and performed with many artists in Los Angeles.
In addition to his work as a musician, Toby is also interested in collaborating on visual art, film, virtual reality, and multi-media projects. He is particularly skilled in producing ambient/atmospheric, funk/hip hop, electronic/synthwave, percussive/high energy/big beats, live saxophone, and dramatic tension and release music. With his unmatched talent and passion for music, Toby is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Whether performing live or creating new music, Toby always brings energy and excitement to his work.
Toby continues to compose and consult for Invertigo Dance Theatre of Los Angeles, who recently received a National Dance Project Production Grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts and embarked on their first national tour.
Now residing in Placitas, New Mexico near the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, Toby has begun a new chapter to bring a renewed focus to music as healing and service.