BVTLive! Jellyroll Band Bandleader Kurt Titchenell

Kurt Titchenell is the founder and President of BVTLive!  He is also the band leader, and co-creator of the award-winning dance and Jellyroll and as trombonist, has been performed with the band for over 40 years.

Kurt began studying music at an early age leading him to pick up the trombone at age 15. Kurt has studied at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and continued his studies at West Chester University where he received his degree.

In 1980, while attending West Chester University, Kurt co-founded the band Jellyroll.  As the leader of Jellyroll, he led the band to become one of the most sought after acts in the Philadelphia area.  Acknowledged as a top Philadelphia band by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jellyroll has also received “Best Of Philly” (Philadelphia Magazine), “Best Of Delaware” (Delaware Today), and “Best Of The Main Line” (Main Line Today) Awards. Jellyroll was also awarded the honor of being selected as one of the top 75 bands in the country by Modern Bride Magazine.

BVTLive! Shows throwback picture of owner Kurt Titchenell with Jellyroll Band

In 1999 Kurt founded BVTLive!, originally Brandywine Valley Talent, which has become the Philadelphia region’s leading dance band and full service, live music companies. BVTLive! acts will perform at over 1,400 events this year.

Kurt has become a sought after industry expert, whose entertainment advice has appeared on The Knot, as well as many publications, including “Modern Bride”, “Main Line Today”, “Delaware Today Magazine” and the “Jewish Exponent. to name a few. Kurt has also appeared on the “Ultimate Weddings” television show. He is a member of NACE (National Association for Catering and Events) and has served on the Philadelphia chapter’s executive board.

Kurt has also spoken as an expert for various other associations countrywide, and was awarded the Philadelphia Chapter of NACE’s prestigious “Spirit of NACE Award”. Kurt is also an active member of WIPA Philadelphia.

As the owner of BVTLive!, Kurt believes strongly in charity and community service.  BVTLive! has sponsored many high profile charitable events, lending the agency’s talents to prominent organizations including Alex’s Lemonade Stand and The Philadelphia Flyers Wives Fight For Lives Carnival.

In 2007, Kurt and his band, Jellyroll, received the ultimate honor for any musician, an invitation to perform at the Congressional Ball, held in the East Room at The White House.  The performance was so successful that the band returned for a repeat performance in 2008. The band continues to perform at the highest level events, including Army Navy Galas, the Philly Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate Gala (the 2024 show was the 15th performance).

Jellyroll Performing at the 2024 Black Tie Tailgate

Kurt’s dedication to his profession is evident in every aspect of his professional life.  As President of BVTLive!,  Kurt is committed to making your event a success, and your wedding dreams come true. No one will work harder, and is more passionate, than BVTLive! and Kurt.