Master fiddler Jeremy Kittel returns to Victoria with his genre-defying trio

The Live Music series at the Upstairs Lounge hosts Jeremy Kittel trio on Oct. 27.

The Jeremy Kittel Trio hits the Upstairs Lounge stage Friday, seamlessly blending traditional roots, jazz, Celtic and classical styles.

“I haven’t found a genre I don’t like,” says Kittel, a Grammy Nominated artist and an award-winning fiddler, violinist, and composer.

The trio, consisting of Jeremy Kittel on violin, viola and vocals, Joshua Pinkham on mandolin and Quinn Bachand on guitar, stops in Victoria during a West Coast tour in advance of their upcoming album release. They are looking forward to the return to what Kittel calls: “The Jeweled City.”

This show is part of a concert series taking place in The Upstairs Lounge at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. The Lounge is a licensed restaurant, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm

Kittel is a master in Celtic, classical, jazz, and bluegrass traditions, and is gifted in fusing and revitalizing these diverse styles. He has been a guest artist with several symphony orchestras, and has performed around the world at venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Bonnaroo and the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland.

On mandolin, Josh Pinkham – who has been named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine – has established himself as a striking performer, composer and recording artist. He continues to push his mandolin into new and old territory, excelling in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jazz and Classical music.

Quinn Bachand, on guitar, plays a range of styles that include jazz and bluegrass. His unique harmonies, hard-driving strumming, inventive chord voicing and powerful rhythmic effects make even the most well-worn tunes seem new and exciting. He has also toured nationally and internationally with Canadian fiddling icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. Quinn was born and raised in Victoria.

Kittel & Co’s highly anticipated new album is set to release early next year. The album adds members Nathaniel Smith on cello and Simon Chrisman on hammered dulcimer.

The Jeremy Kittel Trio performs Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6) in Oak Bay Recreation’s Upstairs Lounge, 1975 Bee St. Tickets are $20 in advance at Ivy’s Bookshop and Oak Bay Recreation or online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jeremy-kittel-trio-tickets-34157030598. Tickets are $25 at the door. Get a taste of the band at jeremykittel.com.

Just Posted

Duncan man faces numerous charges following Sooke Rd. crash

RCMP found alcohol and a loaded hand gun at the scene

UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan

Public input sought on new designs; protected two-way, shared lanes being considered

Smouldering U-Haul snarls Pat Bay traffic

Afternoon commuters were reduced to one northbound lane after a U-Haul cube… Continue reading

Bikes keep kids focused in Strawberry Vale classrooms

There are now 90 silent bikes are in Saanich, Victoria classrooms

Twin Kennedy heading home for holidays; plans concert in Oak Bay

The country music duo is headed home to Sooke for the holidays

Sailors set to deck the hulls for annual Sea of Lights

Lighted sail past set for Dec. 1 with community events at vantage points Willows Beach and Gyro Park

Panda picks Argonauts for the win

Giant panda at the Toronto Zoo picks Argos to win Grey Cup on Sunday

Black Friday fervour wanes as some consumers, retailers shun practice

Some businesses are choosing to opt out, while some shoppers are turning to buying online

Stay safe on B.C. roads this holiday season

RCMP warn drivers to plan a safe ride home or suffer the consequences this holiday season

Trudeau apologizes to excluded residential school students

PM makes statement to former students in Nfld who were left out of previous compensation, apology

Victoria hit and run suspect sought after pedestrian struck by truck

VicPD ask for the public’s help with incident at Cook and Yates streets

Saanich among safest communities in Canada

It is the sort of list where you want to finish near… Continue reading

An adopted cat is the best 10 pounds you’ll gain this season

BC SPCA encouraging families to add a forever feline friend during adoption event Nov. 24 to Dec. 3

Most Read