Grammy-nominated fiddler and violinist Jeremy Kittel leads an exceptional band with musical roots spanning the globe. With the drive of Celtic fiddling, spontaneity of jazz, soul of the blues and intricacies of chamber music, the Jeremy Kittel Band captivates and energizes audiences. Jeremy is joined by some of the most dynamic young performers on the American acoustic music scene, with core members Joshua Pinkham (mandolin), Nathaniel Smith (cello), and Simon Chrisman (hammered dulcimer).
Joshua Pinkham, recently featured on the cover of Mandolin Magazine, is regarded as one of the greatest mandolinists of his generation. Joshua has been named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine; his solos on Youtube have been reviewed by Mandolin Cafe as “Jaw Dropping;” and mandolin forefather David Grisman has named him “as certainly one of the most important young improvisers on the acoustic scene today.”
Hammered dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman tours with the Bee Eaters, has performed with Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, opened for Bill Frisell, and at 16 was a scholarship guest artist at the Augusta Heritage Festival in West Virginia. His sophisticated rhythmic sense and ingenious tonal flexibility, on an instrument usually considered limited, has created a buzz among musicians all over the world.
Nathaniel Smith began touring with Mark O’Connor in 2006 and has toured regularly with Natalie MacMaster and Sarah Jarosz for many years. He has toured both the US and Canada extensively. He has been the recipient of the ASTA Alternative Styles award and has performed on the national public radio program, From The Top. In 2008, he collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma on his recording, Songs of Joy and Peace. He released his first CD of original music for cello, “Arrhythmia,” in December 2009.