Kev Marcus and Wil B play violin on the hood of a car
Kev Marcus and Wil B play violin on the hood of a car

TPAC presents

Black Violin

American hip hop duo and violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B

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April 26, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: War Memorial Auditorium


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Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has 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.

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.

Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, due out in 2018. The band's most recent record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. The track was also selected by the ESPN Network to promote the upcoming 2017 US Open after the duo served as the house-band for the 82nd Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation hosted by ESPN.

NPR praised the album and band, saying"their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation."