Jacob Jolliff Band
“Amazing player” —David Grisman, Mike Marshall
Jacob started playing the mandolin at age seven and has been practicing hours a day for the past 20 years. He had a full scholarship to The Berklee College of Music in Boston. While there, he played with the New England based roots music band, Joy Kills Sorrow and now plays with the progressive bluegrass jam group, Yonder Mountain String Band.
He recently started a new project and called on a handful of his favorite jamming buddies—some of the most virtuosic young pickers in the northeast—and started a progressive bluegrass ensemble, The Jacob Jolliff Band. While instrumentation-wise it’s a traditional bluegrass ensemble, they call on a huge number of outside influences to create a unique take on roots music.
Jacob has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many legendary musicians spanning many genres including Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Bryan Bowers, The David Grisman Quintet, Michael Daves, and many more.