jacob jolliff band

jacob jolliff band

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. 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 Yonder Mountain String Band, in which he was a member until 2020. 

The Jacob Jolliff Band is a rotating quartet of some of the most virtuosic and innovative young acoustic pickers in the country, including Alex Hargreaves, on fiddle. Considered one of best improvising violinists in the world, Hargreaves is the winner of The Grand Masters Fiddle Championship and a regular member of Chris Thile’s Live From Here band. Other members of the JJB include Stash Wyslouch on guitar (The Deadly Gentleman, The Stash! Band, and Molsky’s Mountain Drifters) and bassist Myles Sloniker.

PO BOX 2024, MILTON, WA 98354

(253) 428-8056

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