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Black Violin

Black Violin

Black Violin


Black Violin
Virtuoso violinists Wil B and Kev Marcus meld highbrow and pop culture through a fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B.


TTU Allen Theatre


$18 General Admission.

$75 General Admission Season Tickets.

Season and individual tickets are available through all Select-a-Seat locations, by phone at (806) 770–2000, or online at selectaseatlubbock.com.

TTU Students—1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk.

$12 General Admission ticket with valid Osher Lifelong Learning Institute ID at the Select-a-Seat Civic Center Box Office.

CD signing following performance.

“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.”

—The New York Times



Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. 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.

Since starting Black Violin a decade ago, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have 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 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.

For additional information, visit Black Violin ( http://blackviolin.net/)



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