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“Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes…an unexpected blend of classically trained musician-ship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness.” —The Miami Herald
Classically trained musicians, Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste (viola) and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester (violin) met as high school orchestra nerds; today they play genre-bending music, radically fusing hip-hop and pop with classical to create a kaleidoscope of sounds uniquely their own. Their perception-changing, stereotype-shattering mission: to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us.
They are heading to Purchase this fall on their Classical Boom Tour and we can’t wait. Come for a date night, or bring the kids along. Black Violin promises to blow the roof off the Concert Hall and impress even the most jaded teen!
Black Violin have shared stages with top names including Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. The duo composed music for the television series Pitch which debuted on FOX in 2016, in addition to appearances on HBO’s Ballers, The Tonight Show, Travis Smiley Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Ellen Show. After serving as the house band for the ESPN’s hosted 82nd Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation, the network selected Black Violin’s track “Stereotypes” to promote the upcoming 2017 US Open. The tennis tournament will be exclusively televised on ESPN Aug. 28 – Sept. 10, with television and online commercials featuring Black Violin airing now!
In addition to their public concerts, Black Violin has performed for more than 100,000 students in the past 12 months throughout North America and Europe. The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music, and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.