Jeremy Kittel band ready to light up Tryon Fine Arts Center stage

Published 9:18am Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Jeremy Kittel Band, comprised of four accomplished, dynamic young musicians, brings tradition and virtuoso playing, creativity and serious musical spontaneity to Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) on Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m.

Jeremy Kittel, recording artist and Grammy winning member of Turtle Island Quartet, as well as award winning fiddler, is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the nation’s most creative young musicians. Equally a master of jazz or blues violin, bluegrass or Celtic fiddle, Kittel is a teacher, solo artist and composer collaborating with artists from Scottish indie band Camera Obscura to rockers My Morning Jacket. Kittel leads a vibrant and dynamic quartet of young string musicians who produce an evening of exciting, soulful and explosive music.

Josh Pinkham, mandolin master since age 12, has distinguished himself as a player, composer, recording artist and concert performer. By the time Josh was just 14 he had played on stage with nearly all of his mandolin heroes.  He continues to push his mandolin into new and old territory; excelling in bluegrass, newgrass, jazz and classical music.  Joshua was named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine in their review of his CD, “Solo Mandolin Duets.” Mandolin great David Grisman, with whom Joshua has just completed a recording, named him “as certainly one of the most important young improvisers on the acoustic scene today.”

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