Count Basie
Count Basie
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Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the 20th anniversary of Black Violin, the groundbreaking duo that has captivated audiences around the globe—harmoniously merging the sophistication of classical melodies with the rhythmic pulse of hip-hop.

Experience the evolution of Black Violin from their humble beginnings to widespread acclaim with a show that promises to leave you feeling inspired, energized and uplifted. Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste take the stage, along with Nat Stokes on drums, DJ SPS on the turntable, and Liston Gregory on the keys—blending classical strings with hip-hop beats through a performance that defies expectations and redefines genres.

Kev and Wil illustrate the journey of their 20-year career, highlighting the moments that shaped them into the musical trailblazers they are today—from high school orchestra classmates to triumphant winners at Showtime at the Apollo to captivating headline performers and music education advocates.

With new music that pushes boundaries and revitalized classics, BV20: Then & Now is a testament to Black Violin’s growth, passion and dedication to their craft. Don’t miss your chance to experience this duo live and celebrate two decades of music that has touched the hearts and souls of fans worldwide.

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It was an experience of expecting greatness but being completely floored by the level of excellence. If you can get to a Black Violin performance of any kind, don’t hesitate.

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