Classical BaeDecca Records
Celebrated classical fusion violinist Ezinma debuts her EP, Classical Bae, (Decca Records). The collection succinctly showcases her talent as she reimagines music from the classical greats (Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi) with her own hip-hop infused style. The four-track set is available now across all digital platforms and you can listen to the EP here. Additionally, the video to the track "House of Bach" makes its debut today and you can watch it here.
Ezinma's style is a blend of virtuosic melodies and orchestral soundscapes with hard hitting beats-a classical-fusion that is cinematic, orchestral and anthemic. This fusion, this juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated worlds, allows her to connect with diverse audiences and bring classical music to new audiences. The EP was produced by Brandon Korn (Travis Scott, Lil Wayne) and Steven Epstein (Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis).
Ezinma (eh-zeen-ma) is a Nebraskan born from a Guyanese father and a German-American mother. Her mixed cultural and ethnic background influenced her musical upbringing and helped mold her into the versatile artist she is today. While classical music will always be a passion for her, she felt a strong need to present the world with a different side of her and has collaborated with jazz, R&B, pop, hip-hop and electronic artists such as Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Mac Miller, Yo-Yo Ma and countless others.
This past year Ezinma launched a nonprofit foundation, HeartStrings, a music-based youth development program for children K-5 of diverse backgrounds and was also selected to work with a variety of brands that include Lexus, Tracfone, Luminous Diamonds, Reebok, Essentia, Gucci, SK-II, and Zappos.
Ezinma, violinist to Beyonce and SZA, blurs classical music's boundaries / W
W's Mara Veitch writes..... "People are fascinated by things that they feel should never be found in the same room," laughs the Nebraska-born violinist Ezinma one recent afternoon. "If you say ‘WAP' and ‘Brahms' in the same sentence, people don't know what to think." Ezinma's music dwells at this alluring intersection-between what the artist dubs her "ratchet" and "high-art" inf...
BVLGARI & Tribeca Studios will premiere the short film; 'Ezinma' highlighting trailblazing women in the arts / FLAUNT
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Ezinma releases new single; 'Vivaldi Springs Forth' / CLASSICAL POST
Known as a "classical babe" and revered for her collaborations with artists including Beyoncé and Yo-Yo Ma, Ezinma utilizes her classical training to create music that marries music of opposite worlds. her latest single, "Vivaldi Springs Forth", is out now. Anna Heflin: Your latest single, Vivaldi Springs Forth, is overwhelmingly joyous and uplifting. Why is now (October 2020) the best t...