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Violinist ~ Fiddler ~ Composer ~ Improviser

Jeremy Kittel has earned a reputation as one of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation. With tremendous musicality; a rare and deep mastery of styles as diverse as jazz, Scottish and Irish fiddle, bluegrass, classical music, and more; a unique compositional voice, and an “exhilarating stage presence” (Strings Magazine), Kittel inspires listeners and fans worldwide through his solo work and collaborations.

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Winter Events


Hey everyone! First signs of spring recently here in NYC. Shorts were officially spotted in the park. However – (!) It seems there may yet be snowy hurdles ahead for many of us northerners – and I feel it is my duty to offset your remaining desolate days of winter with the gleaming, joyous news [...]

Off to Mooseland…


Hey friends!   Thought I would let you know a little of what’s been going on in my world and what’s to come :-)     Here’s the stunning window view, as I’m writing this on the way to Fairbanks for the 3rd annual Far North Fiddle Fest, where I’m excited to be performing with [...]

Venturing out…

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What do you do when someone asks you to step outside of your comfort zone in a big way, by taking on a new role? And what if it’s important for you to “get it right” on your first try? (photo by Michael Arthur)   This was my situation in March, when my friend Abigail [...]

Musical threads on NPR

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Had the pleasure of contributing to two records in April: Laura Veirs “Warp and Weft,” and dear friend Hanneke Cassel’s next fiddle record (I happily played second fiddle ;). Hanneke’s might not be out for a while, but one of the songs I worked on for Laura’s record is already up on NPR just 1 [...]

More Strings, please…


In between settling into Brooklyn and going out on the road for JK Band gigs, I’ve had the great pleasure of heading out to Portland, OR to compose and record strings for a couple new upcoming records recently, by Aoife O’Donovan and Camera Obscura.   Aoife, whom you might’ve heard in the Goat Rodeo Project [...]


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