The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is pleased to present The Jeremy Kittel Trio in Milliken Auditorium, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8 PM. Tickets are $27 in advance, $30 at the door, $24 for Museum Members plus a $2 processing fee. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.dennosmuseum.org or by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553. Also at www.MyNorthTickets.com or 1-800-836-0717.
Jeremy Kittel is at the forefront of a new breed of fiddlers and violinists who easily navigate between a multitude of musical styles and traditions. Fluidly mastering this rich musical heritage, he also breaks exciting new ground while helping to redefine the role of his instrument.
Kittel and his Trio leads audiences into exciting new-acoustic music territory. He also maintains an active schedule of collaborations with some of today’s most innovative and influential artists, from genres diverse as folk, jazz, classical, and pop music. Recently completing a five-year position as a full-time member of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, he has also toured and recorded with such musical giants as Mark O’Connor, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Paquito D’Rivera, the Assad Brothers, Stefon Harris, My Morning Jacket, Jars of Clay, Abigail Washburn, and Ben Sollee. He has appeared on the NPR radio show A Prairie Home Companion, has been a guest performer with multiple symphony orchestras, and has performed at venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Bonnaroo, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Jeremy as a formidable composer and arranger as well as a violinist of the highest technical and musical sensibilities. This comes as no surprise given that his recordings span the musical spectrum from jazz to Celtic, with a strong dose of originality and technical mastery.
One of the leading improvising violinists of his generation, Jeremy has a master’s degree in jazz violin from the Manhattan School of Music, and he is the recipient of the 2010 Emerging Artist Award from his alma mater, the University of Michigan. He is also a National US Scottish Fiddle champion as well as a multiple winner of Detroit Music Awards and ASTA Alternative Style awards.
In addition to the public performance The Jeremy Kittel Trio will offer a performance for k-12 students on Monday, October 10 at 10 AM in Millken Auditorium. Educators wanting information on this performance should contact Jason Dake, Curator of Education at 231-995-1029.
The Dennos concert series presents a diverse lineup of exciting performances in one of the best concert venues in the region. Our state-of-the-art sound, professional staff, and comfortable seating present an exceptional experience from any seat in the house. The adjoining museum serves as a beautiful and spacious reception area where you can meet the performing artists, or view the current exhibitions. Please join us this season for outstanding guest performers from around the world, and our own superb NMC music ensembles.
The Dennos concert season is supported by The Osterlin Performance Endowment, The Hughes Family Trust, Arts Midwest, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media support is provided by WNMC and TV 7&4 – 29&8. Housing for performers is provided by the Cambria Suites.
The Dennos Museum Center is open daily 10 AM – 5 PM, Thursdays until 8 pm and Sundays 1-5 PM. For more information on the Museum and it programs, go to www.dennosmuseum.org or call 231-995-1055. The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1410 College Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.