Jeremy Kittel & Friends
Jeremy Kittel is one of the foremost among a new breed of fiddlers and violinists who easily navigate a multitude of musical styles and traditions, while cultivating new ground and redefining the role of the instrument. This Saline-raised fiddler was stirring up excitement in Michigan's Celtic music scene even during the days when he had to be dropped off to play gigs. Jeremy has challenged himself at every turn, branching out into bluegrass, jazz, and, as a member of the award-winning Turtle Island Quartet, classical music. Now he lives, teaches, and works all over the country and the globe. His hand-picked (and hand-picking) Jeremy Kittel Band has musical roots that traverse the globe. With the drive of Celtic fiddling, the spontaneity of jazz, soul of bluegrass, rhythms of Africa and Latin America, layered melodies of Eastern Europe, and the intricacies of chamber music, the Jeremy Kittel Band has been delivering concerts on the forward edge of progressive acoustic music. "There is a completely overwhelming amount of great art and music, and it's so accessible that it is impossible for me to ignore," Jeremy says. Stop by, renew old acquaintances, and check out the latest from an inspiring Washtenaw County-born musician! Jeremy recently made the cover of Strings magazine and served as composer and music director for a stage presentation by Abigail Washburn.