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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 […]

Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay

It’s not every day that you get to work a few of your childhood heroes, and this last month has not been every day.  Or rather… every month…?  Jars of Clay –  the platinum-selling, multi-Grammy-winning band that derives their name from 2 Corinthians 4:7 – is a band I first encountered when I was ten […]

Half Made Man

Half Made Man - Ben Sollee

Have you heard singer-songwriter-cellist Ben Sollee? Ben is one of my favorite musicians out there these days. Fighting a good fight, he is, to my eyes, ears, and soul.  We first got to jam a few years back when I was performing with fantastic Winnipeg-based band the Duhks, and we first worked together professionally on […]

Farewell, dear Turtles.. :)

Fly, Turtle, Fly

Can’t wait to get to New York!   My sister and I are cruising through the grasslands of Nebraska, all of my physical possessions in tow, destined towards Brooklyn, USA. Spirits are high and possibilities are endless and exciting. At least, that’s usually been the vibe, though there’s a touch of the bittersweet as well. […]

Cover Man

Strings Cover

Jeremy was just featured on the cover of the 25th Anniversary edition of Strings.  Here, take a look. It chronicles many of Jeremy’s adventures of the past few years.  Jeremy also discusses many of the joys and challenges related to being a diverse and ambitious musician these days. A gripping tale, indeed! Scroll down past […]

December Tidings


Hey there everyone! Happy holidays, and holy-days, from brisk northern California, where you’ll be happy to know I’m still vying to catch a good sunburn or two before the solstice.  I hope you are all more than tip-top and maintaining a sense of peace and clarity as we together ramble through the befuddling commercial hecticism […]

Chicago Tale


Hey world! Jeremy Kittel here, writing to you from my cozy, fav Oakland, California, USA coffee joint… which will go unnamed, shrouded in utter mystery for this very moment! But – one hint – did you see Pixar’s UP a few years ago? I’m right down the street from that little ice cream shop, Fenton’s, […]

My Morning Jacket

MMJ photo

Hey all, just wanted to put up a quick post to tell what I’ve been up to.  I flew to Nashville last week to spend a few days arranging and recording strings for My Morning Jacket – a powerful, honest, and thoughtful band that’s been called “the best thing to happen in rock music in […]

Shredding… with heart.

Heyo everyone! Say hello to some, like, totally awesome dudes, man: Josh Pinkham (picks the mandolin), Simon Chrisman (hammers the dulcimer), and Nathaniel Smith (drags horse hair on vicious metal wires).  We had an explosive blast of a time performing together this last summer (see videos below), and we’re looking forward to much fun, games, […]

Video Game Viola


I’ve had the pleasure to be involved somewhat in the Bay Area’s recording scene recently, and one of the biggest projects I’ve been working on is a game called Infamous 2, in development for Sony Playstation 3. It’s been a great project, involving a small group of strings – 1 bass, two cellos, one viola […]


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