Kittel & Co.

 Photo: Shervin Lainez

Kittel & Co. stands at the forefront of American acoustic music. Jeremy Kittel, a GRAMMY-nominated composer, heads this extraordinary group of musicians - each recognized as an innovator on their instrument. They've graced the stage at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Celtic Connections (UK), National Folk Festival - and their debut album, Whorls didn't just make waves; it stormed to the top 10 on Classical Billboard charts and claimed the #1 spot on the Bluegrass chart.

Bluegrass Situation said it best: Kittel & Co. "accomplished a feat of new acoustic, string band-rooted chamber music... whimsical, alluring, and magnificent". Earmilk calls them "a stunning melting pot of classical and folk music, featuring some of the greatest musicians in the genre." Kittel & Co. is currently working on their next studio album.

“(Kittel & Co.) takes the string band tradition to marvelously rarefied levels of collective virtuosity. Playing a repertoire from bluegrass to Bach to a strathspey and reel set… [they] sounded thrillingly spontaneous… Taking traditional music forward.” — Times UK

“Jeremy Kittel’s beautiful sound is perfectly supported by his tight and powerful band of cutting edge string players. It’s a rare group that can go from zero to sixty in a split second while also weaving such subtle textures into his compositions. They draw you in and then blow you away.” — Tim O’Brien

“The music Kittel is making now has all the precision and virtuosity of the best classical players, but the wonderfully devilish, explosive drive of the best string bands.” — HearthMusic

Photo: Gavin Montgomery
The current lineup includes mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine), bassist Jacob Warren, guitarist Quinn Bachand (called “Canada’s top Celtic guitarist” by Ashley MacIsaac), and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (acclaimed for bringing a new tonal flexibility to the instrument).