Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Black Violin has been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, The Wendy William's Show, NPR, and more. And alongside artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Elton John, the band has recently joined with Turnaround Arts to bring arts education to struggling schools in underserved communities.
The group has collaborated creatively with artists such as Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, and Alicia Keys. Their most recent album, Stereotypes, hit #1 on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart and #4 on Billboard's R&B Chart.