"At the vanguard of a whole new movement in fiddle music"—Martin Hayes
Previously of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, also nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition in 2018, Jeremy Kittel has been a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. He blazes through a Bach violin partita as easily as a Scottish reel, bringing the same intense focus and precision to both. For the last few years the Michigan native, now based in Brooklyn, has been diligently building his own repertoire of music for a wholly original new group. His all-star band, Kittel and Co., features mandolin phenomenon Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine), guitarist Quinn Bachand (“Canada’s Top Celtic Guitarist”—Ashley MacIsaac), cellist Nathaniel Smith (Sarah Jarosz, Kacey Musgraves), and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (acclaimed for bringing a new tonal flexibility to the instrument).
Tonight's special guest is Canadian singer-songwriter Royal Wood.