Black Violin

Hip-hop + classical = classical boom. Violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus are Black Violin, a classically-trained duo that specialize in mixing the genres, labeling it “classical boom.” They met in high school and formed Black Violin after college. Two early performances caught people’s attention: playing with Alicia Keys at the 2004 Billboard Awards and winning the 2005 “Showtime at the Apollo” Legend award. Since then, the musicians/writers/producers have worked with Kanye West, Aerosmith and Wyclef Jean. Warning: Black Violin recently performed in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It sold out.


The Brown Theatre
7:30 p.m. | $25-$55
315 W. Broadway

About the Author

Black Violin

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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