Listening Room - Grand Rapids, MI

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November 13, 2019
Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm
Listening Room
123 Ionia Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Jeremy Kittel is an American violinist, fiddler, and composer. Previously of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet and also nominated for a Grammy for “Best Instrumental Composition” in 2018, Kittel has been a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. Fluent in multiple musical genres, he composes original music that draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, Classical, electronic, and more. He blazes through a Bach violin partita as easily as a Scottish reel, bringing the same intense focus and precision to both.
Kittel performs with his group Kittel & Co., as a soloist with orchestras, and in collaborative and supporting roles with many of today’s leading artists such as Edgar Meyer, Jon Batiste, Aoife O’Donovan, Fleet Foxes, and Chris Thile. Kittel & Co. ("Kid-dle and Koh”) inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities, and has performed at venues such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Celtic Connections, and A Prairie Home Companion. The group released its debut album, Whorls, in 2018, featuring Kittel along with mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine) transcendent cellist Nathaniel Smith (Sarah Jarosz and Kacey Musgraves), guitarist Quinn Bachand (Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster) and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (acclaimed for bringing a new tonal flexibility to the instrument). Bluegrass Situation calls Whorls “a feat of new acoustic, string band-rooted chamber music…. whimsical, alluring, and magnificent,” while Earmilk says Whorls is “...a devastatingly beautiful album… a stunning melting pot of classical and folk music, featuring some of the greatest musicians in the genre