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Kittel, Jeremy

Kittel, Jeremy (David), violin b. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 26 April 1984. Has performed Scottish, Irish and Jazz at concerts and festivals since 1999, including the Detroit International Jazz Fest, Flint Jazz Fest, Kennedy Center, Chicago Celtic Fest, A Prairie Home Companion, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest and River Raisin Jazz Fest.

Awards include the 2000 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, 2003 and 2005 American String Teachers Association Alternative Strings Awards, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Folk Artist and 2006 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Jazz Recording and Outstanding Jazz Composer.  At the University Of Michigan School Of Music, where he studied jazz, Kittel received the Stanley Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating senior.  He now has a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

As a leader, Kittel fronts an acoustic trio, a jazz quartet and a world band.  He has performed as guest artist with bands and orchestras including the Republic of Strings, Turtle Island String Quartet and Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. Kittel has been an instructor at numerous events including Mount Shasta Fiddle Camp, Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp, Swannanoa Gathering and the International Music Academy in the Czech Republic. 

Celtic Fiddle (2000); Roaming (2003); Jazz Violin (2005)

As Sideperson:
William Bolcom's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience," 2004; Hanneke Cassel, "Silver," 2006; Christy Howard, "Party Girl," 2006; John Nam, "Energy and Angular Momentum," 2005; Mustards Retreat, "MR7," 2005; Dan Hazlett, "Water Over Stone," 2004; Seth Bernard, "Constellation," 2003; Whit Hill and the Postcards, "We Are Here," 2003; Terry Farmer, "Terry Farmer," 2003; Patrick  Flanagan, "The Morning after the Night Before," 1999.

Film Soundtracks: Parts of Soundtracks for Independent films "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (2005) and "Harvest Moon" (2002).

Contact information:
Pamela Kittel, 734-369-2228
PO Box 653, Saline, MI 48176

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