Fort Collins, Colorado

Black Violin

Lincoln Center Performance Hall

Price: $12 Series Package/Group | $16 Regular

Black Violin

Lincoln Center Performance Hall



Price: $12 Series Package/Group | $16 Regular

Kev Marcus and Wil-B, two classically trained virtuoso violinists, along with DJ SPS and a drummer blend classical and hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music into a groundbreaking signature sound. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to standing room only crowds. Black Violin’s ardor for music and neo-classical, innovative, urban style of violin mixtures, vocals, and funk has exploded onto the music scene leaving listeners wanting more and more.

Since starting Black Violin a decade ago Wil Baptiste and  Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year. They have appeared at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and last year’s U.S. Open in Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks. Their groundbreaking collaboration has seen them play their music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, DC. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles.

The name ‘Black Violin’ is derived from the influence of a famous Jazz violinist, Stuff Smith, who changed Wi-B and Kev Marcus’ perspectives on what the violin is really capable of. Six months before Smith’s death, he recorded his most soulful solo album entitled Black Violin. His life’s work was so moving that the duo decided to name their group after the most inspiring violinist they had ever heard. These two gentlemen have created the ultimate synergy between classical and Hip-Hop music, and with it an incredible opportunity to reach young children. 

Black Violin works hard, but makes it all look like play… Sometimes they play with the intense seriousness of orchestral soloists; at others they fiddle as if at a hoedown; at still others they strum the violin and viola like guitars.” –New York Times

Categories: Music , Family Friendly , All Shows


Sponsors:
United Capital UC Health Townsquare Junior League of Fort Collions

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Kev Marcus and Wil-B, two classically trained virtuoso violinists, along with DJ SPS and a drummer blend classical and hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music into a groundbreaking signature sound. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to standing room only crowds. Black Violin’s ardor for music and neo-classical, innovative, urban style of violin mixtures, vocals, and funk has exploded onto the music scene leaving listeners wanting more and more.

Since starting Black Violin a decade ago Wil Baptiste and  Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year. They have appeared at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and last year’s U.S. Open in Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks. Their groundbreaking collaboration has seen them play their music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, DC. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles.

The name ‘Black Violin’ is derived from the influence of a famous Jazz violinist, Stuff Smith, who changed Wi-B and Kev Marcus’ perspectives on what the violin is really capable of. Six months before Smith’s death, he recorded his most soulful solo album entitled Black Violin. His life’s work was so moving that the duo decided to name their group after the most inspiring violinist they had ever heard. These two gentlemen have created the ultimate synergy between classical and Hip-Hop music, and with it an incredible opportunity to reach young children. 

Black Violin works hard, but makes it all look like play… Sometimes they play with the intense seriousness of orchestral soloists; at others they fiddle as if at a hoedown; at still others they strum the violin and viola like guitars.” –New York Times

Categories: Music , Family Friendly , All Shows

Sponsors:
United Capital UC Health Townsquare Junior League of Fort Collions