Kittel & Co., Sunday March 13, 2022
Dinner at 5:00 - Show at 6:00
“One of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation…” - WGBH
Jeremy Kittel is an American violinist, fiddler, and composer. He recently received a Grammy nomination for "Best Arrangement/Composition", and plays multiple musical genres ( classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz), composing original music that draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, Classical, electronic, and more.
Kittel performs with his group Kittel & Co., as a soloist with orchestras, and in collaborative and supporting roles with many of today’s leading artists. In demand as a composer and arranger, he has worked with Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck, My Morning Jacket, Aoife O’Donovan, Camera Obscura, Jars of Clay, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Laura Veirs, Sara Watkins, and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet (of which he was a member for five years). He has also recorded with artists such as Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Mark O’Connor, Fleet Foxes, and Mike Marshall.
They have performed at many prestigious events including Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Celtic Connections, and A Prairie Home Companion. The group released its debut album, Whorls, in 2018, which features Kittel along with mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine) transcendent cellist Nathaniel Smith (Sarah Jarosz and Kacey Musgraves), guitarist Quinn Bachand (Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster) and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (acclaimed for bringing a new tonal flexibility to the instrument). Bluegrass Situation calls Whorls “a feat of new acoustic, string band-rooted chamber music…. whimsical, alluring, and magnificent,” while Earmilk says Whorls is “...a devastatingly beautiful album… a stunning melting pot of classical and folk music, featuring some of the greatest musicians in the genre.”