Kittel & Co.
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