The amazing blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and even bluegrass music that is BLACK VIOLIN is back! Accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed for more than 100,000 students in the past year alone.
Since starting BLACK VIOLIN a little over a decade ago, this incredibly talented group has performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague and South Africa, while appearing at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and the U.S. Open with Jordin Sparks. Their groundbreaking collaborations have seen them play their music for U.S. troops in Iraq as well as for Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, D.C. Individually and together, BLACK VIOLIN collaborates with the likes of superstars including P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and the Eagles.
In 2018 they performed two sold-out shows at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Photo: By Colin Brennan.