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Jacob Jolliff Band Live
March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm| $18
Join us Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm for a live show with the Jacob Jolliff Band. Tickets are $15 advance, $18 day of show.
The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country’s premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists.
Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jacob Jolliff founded beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. The band logged three records, hundreds of shows, and thousands of miles of worldwide touring. In 2012, Jolliff had the distinctive honor of being named the National Mandolin Championship winner. A fixture of the national bluegrass community, he has collaborated and shared the stage with Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, and David Grisman to name a few. When Joy Kills Sorrow disbanded in 2014, Jolliff got the call to join progressive bluegrass giant Yonder Mountain String Band.
The ensemble features some of the most virtuosic and innovative young pickers in the country, including Jolliff’s long-time partner-in-crime, Alex Hargreaves, on fiddle. Considered one of best improvising violinists in the world, Hargreaves is the winner of The Grand Masters Fiddle Championship and The National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest. He is also a member of the Turtle Island String Quartet. On guitar is Mike Robinson, a Brooklyn based musician specializing in guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo and voice. He is currently a member of the Jeff Austin Band and co leader of progressive acoustic group, The Freewheel Trio in addition to fronting his own project : Clevidence. Myles Sloniker is a bassist and composer based in New York City. Equally at home in a multitude of styles from straight-ahead jazz to classical, folk, and experimental music, Sloniker has established himself as a prominent young voice even among New York’s fractured musical cliques, and has performed with a long list of eclectic musical luminaries including Ron Miles, Jeff Coffin, David Hazeltine, and David Amram, among others.
Jacob Jolliff continues to tour extensively with Yonder Mountain String Band year round, assembling his namesake band when he and his members’ relentless touring schedules permit, for rare, not to be missed performances.