Jeremy Kittel Band brings unique sound to Tryon Fine Arts Center Stage

Published 9:54 am Monday, April 15, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center proudly presents the Jeremy Kittel Band, Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m.   Led by Celtic fiddler/jazz violinist

Jeremy Kittel

Jeremy Kittel

“string wizard” Jeremy Kittel, the cutting edge acoustic string band is completed by three handpicked and highly acclaimed young musicians: Josh Pinkham, mandolin; Simon Chrisman, hammered dulcimer; and Nathaniel Smith, cello.

Classically trained, Kittel grew up in the Irish, folk and jazz music scenes of Ann Arbor and Detroit. As a youth he traveled to Ireland and Scotland to further his studies of traditional music. By the age of 19 he had played at hundreds of festivals and stages across the country including the Kennedy Center and Prairie Home Companion, and had released two highly acclaimed CDs. He completed his formal with a Masters in Jazz Violin from the Manhattan School of Music.

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Currently 24 years old, Kittel’s music cannot be limited by naming a single style. An avid collaborator, he performs with Jeremy Kittel Band as well as his own jazz band, tours with the grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, performs as a soloist with orchestras such as Detroit Symphony, composes his own music, and teaches with major string camps, including International Music Academy in the Czech Republic, Interlochen in Michigan, and the Swannannoa Gathering in Asheville, N.C. to name a few.