|Birth name||Jeremy David Kittel|
|Born||April 26, 1984|
|Origin||Michigan, United States|
|Genres||Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, folk|
|Associated acts||Turtle Island Quartet|
Jeremy Kittel (Jeremy David Kittel, born 26 April 1984) is a contemporary American musician and composer. His primary instruments are the violin and viola and his styles include Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, and folk music.
He leads his namesake group, the Jeremy Kittel Band, and is a full-time member of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island String Quartet. He 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.
Kittel grew up in Saline and Ann Arbor, MI. 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.
Jeremy Kittel has performed as a classical soloist with the Detroit Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestras, and the Rochester Philharmonic. He was a guest on A Prairie Home Companion and played the Kennedy Center, Bonnaroo, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He recorded parts of the soundtracks for independent films ‘’An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Harvest Moon, as well as the video score for ‘‘Infamous 2.’’
He 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.
- Celtic Fiddle. Fiddlestick, 2000.
- Roaming. Fiddlestick, 2003.
- Jazz Violin. Fiddlestick, 2005.
- Chasing Sparks. Compass Records, 2010.
- William Bolcom. Songs of Innocence and Expererience. 2004.
- Mustard Retreat MR7. 2005.
- Tally Hall. Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum. 2008.
- Turtle Island Quartet. Have You Ever Been..?: The Music Of Jimi Hendrix and David Balakrishnan Concord, 2010.
- Abigail Washburn. City of Refuge. 2011.
- My Morning Jacket. Circuital. 2011.
- Templeton, David (2012). "The Future is Wide Open". Strings (203): 42–46.
- Templeton, David (2005). "Jeremy Kittel Takes a Jazzy Turn". Strings (203): 82.
- Cahill TISQ Honored with a Grammy Strings, 2006
- ‘‘Alumni Society Emerging Artists 2010’’ 2010
- ‘‘Alumni as Mentors’’ 2010
- "DMA Winners". Detroitmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
- Anick. ‘‘Jeremy Kittel: A Scottish Fiddles Champion Jazzes It Up.’’ ‘‘Fiddler,’’ 2008.