The Jacob Jolliff Band – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – January 9th, 2018

The Jacob Jolliff Band

The Jacob Jolliff Band

Tue · January 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

The Jacob Jolliff Band
The Jacob Jolliff Band
Jacob Jolliff is one of the country's premier contemporary mandolinists. Before
joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jolliff was an integral member of beloved
New England roots band, Joy Kills Sorrow. He started touring with JKS when he
was studying on a full scholarship at The Berklee College of Music. The band
logged three records, hundreds of shows, and thousands of miles of worldwide
touring. In 2012, Jolliff won the National Mandolin Championship in Winfield, KS.
A fixture of the national bluegrass community, he has shared the stage with Darol
Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, and David Grisman, to name
a few. When Joy Kills Sorrow went on hiatus in 2014, Jolliff got the call to come
tour with progressive bluegrass giant, Yonder Mountain String Band. Soon after,
he was asked to join the band. He has been featured on one record with YMSB-­-­
2015's, Black Sheep, and the band will be releasing a new album with Jolliff later
this year.
Jolliff's new solo project, The Jacob Jolliff Band, is a next generation bluegrass
supergroup. The ensemble features some of the most virtuosic and innovative
young pickers in the country. The band features his 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. Bringing his ground-­breaking and fiery guitar style to the group is
one of Jolliff's Berklee friends, Stash Wyslouch. A former member of The Deadly
Gentleman, he is the current leader of The Stash! Band. He also tours with
Molsky's Mountain Drifters. To complete the outfit, Jacob tapped bassist Jeff
Picker, who he met in NYC in 2014. The jazz bass prodigy from Portland, OR
also has substantial grounding in the bluegrass tradition, making him the perfect
anchor for the rhythm section. Picker currently tours with Americana phenom,
Sarah Jarosz.
Jacob Jolliff continues to tour extensively with YMSB while assembling his
namesake band when relentless touring schedules permit, for rare, not to be
missed performances.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104