CD: JEREMY KITTEL’s “Chasing Sparks”

November 19th, 2009, 4:49 pm by Greg

JeremyKittelIt’s difficult to pin down fiddler Jeremy Kittel.

Originally classically trained, Kittel has studied Irish, jazz, folk and traditional music – winning quite a host of varied awards along the way. He’s won multiple US National Scottish Fiddle Championships, six Detroit Music Awards (for Outstanding Folk Artist, Jazz Recording and Jazz Composer), a Masters of Jazz Violin from Manhattan School of Music and a Stanley Medal from the University of Michigan School of Music to name just a few.

Just 25 years old, he has performed over 1,000 concerts as soloist or guest, and is now part of the Grammy Award-winning chamber-jazz ensemble, the Turtle Island String Quartet.

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