Musical Vanguards at the Dairy presentsThe Jacob Jolliff Band

27may7:00 pmMusical Vanguards at the Dairy presentsThe Jacob Jolliff Band

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May 27, 7:00pm – Jacob Jolliff, a Berklee College of Music graduate, as a founding member of the New England based roots music band, Joy Kills Sorrow who toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, playing hundreds of clubs, theaters, and festivals. When that band went on indefinite hiatus the young mandolinist got a call from the progressive bluegrass jam group, Yonder Mountain String Band. They had parted ways with their original mandolin player and were looking to try out someone new. Jacob went on his first tour with YMSB in June of that year. He immediately connected musically and personally with the band, and shortly after he became a full-time member. Jacob played with Yonder until the end of 2019, releasing three albums with the group.

Now in 2023, the mandolinist’s main focus is The Jacob Jolliff Band. This ensemble is a group of virtuosic pickers that play Jacob’s original instrumentals, as well as showcase his singing. They tour nationally in the US and have also travelled to Scotland and Australia to perform. The group has released two albums, “Instrumentals Vol. 1” in 2018 and “The Jacob Jolliff Band” in 2022.

In 2022, Jacob was called on by world famous banjo player, Béla Fleck, to tour as part of My Bluegrass Heart. Now he’s back to touring with his own band, and we are fortunate that they can include the Dairy as a stop on their tour. Playing with Jacob this time will be Ross Martin, George Jackson, and Myles Sloniker.


May 27, 2024 7:00 pm

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