Get ready this time around for the energetic musical world of Jeremy Kittel, who is coming to town on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. It is sponsored by Granite Bank. The GNWCA has selected the Tillotson Center as the location for this much-anticipated show.
Jeremy has worked with many prominent musicians, including Mark O’Connor, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Paquito D’Rivera, the Assad Brothers, Stefon Harris, My Morning Jacket and Darol Anger.
He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and earned his master’s degree in jazz violin from the Manhattan School of Music in 2007. He has performed as a classical soloist with the Detroit Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestras, and the Rochester Philharmonic. He was a guest performer on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and played the Kennedy Center, Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He recorded parts of the soundtracks for recent films “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “Harvest Moon,” as well as the score for ‘‘Infamous 2.’’
Jeremy has won numerous awards throughout his career, some of the more notable being the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin, the Stanley Medal and Emerging Artist Award at the University of Michigan, the Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Folk Artist, Outstanding Jazz Recording and Outstanding Jazz composer, and twice the American String Teacher Association’s Alternative Strings Award. He is a U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a two-time Junior National Scottish Fiddle Champion.
His most recent solo recording, “Chasing Sparks,” features original compositions with a stellar cast of musicians, including special guests Edgar Meyer and Chris. He is currently working on his fifth solo album and previewed some of his new compositions on a recent broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, or at the door. General admission prices for the night are: adults, $15; students, $12; children under 12, $5. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call 237-9302 or 246-8998.