Springville Center for the Arts will host a bluegrass concert by the Kittel & Co. on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Previously of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, Jeremy Kittel has been a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. He blazes through a Bach violin partita as easily as a Scottish reel, bringing the same intense focus and precision to both. He has performed on A Prairie Home Companion, as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony and taught at Berklee College. For the last few years, the Michigan native, now based in Brooklyn, has been diligently building his own repertoire of music for a wholly original new group.
This Kittel and Co. show features mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine) and guitarist Quinn Bachand (who’s toured with fiddling icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster). Kittel & Co.’s highly anticipated new album was recently released on June 29 on Compass Records.
Tickets are available in advance for $12 at SpringvilleArts.org or by calling (716) 592-9038. Tickets at the door are $15. Springville Center for the Arts’ concert hall is located in an 1869 former Baptist Church listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located at 37 N Buffalo Street in Springville.