For release: January 24, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
Hip-hop violin duo Black Violin will perform at the University of Memphis Jan. 30
at 8 p.m. in the Rose Theatre. Admission is free.
Kev Marcus and Wil B use a neo-classical, urban style of violin mixtures, vocals and
funk. They gained notoriety when they accompanied Alicia Keys at the 2004 Billboard
Awards. Black Violin has shared the bill with such artists as Aerosmith, Linkin Park's
Mike Shioda, the Eagles, Stevie Nicks, 50 Cent, Nas, Fabolous and Ciara. The classically
trained duo has appeared at the NFL Kickoff Party and on The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and Fox News in the Morning. They
are winners of the 2005 Apollo Legend title.
Both Kev Marcus and Wil B graduated from Dillard High School for the Performing Arts
and earned music scholarships to Florida State University. They work to bring the
arts to young people.
For more information, call the Student Activities Council at 678-2035.