Heralded as one of the top violinists in the world, Damien Escobar's sound is nearly indescribable. His unique blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and classical compositions started as half of Nuttin' But Stringz. Alongside his brother, Tourie, Damien rose to fame as a teenager and appeared in movies, on TV and in commercials. Now performing as a solo artist, Damien engages his audience with his amazing talent and personality.
Bringing Violin Music Into New Genres
At age 8, this Jamaica, Queens, NY, native began studying violin. His talent was obvious, and he became the youngest student ever accepted at the Julliard School. He excelled in his studies and graduated at age 13. His brother, Tourie, also played violin, and the pair took their talents to the subways and corners of New York City as Nuttin' But Stringz. In 2003, they auditioned for America's Got Talent and ended up winning third place that season. The duo performed at the White House twice: once for President George W. Bush and then at Barack Obama's inauguration. He and his brother parted ways over artistic differences, and Damien went through some rough years. In 2013, he brought himself back to the top and released his first album as a solo artist: Sensual Melodies. Since his album's release, Damien hasn't stopped making amazing music and his star continues to rise.
Where can I buy Damien Escobar tickets?
Tickets for Damien Escobar concerts are available at Stubhub.
Does Damien Escobar perform only original music?
Damien's talent spans a wide variety of musical genres. While he is known for a blend of classical, hip-hop, jazz and R&B in his original music, he has recorded a number of cover songs, including one of his best known, John Legend's "All of Me." He has also recorded covers of "Unthinkable (I'm Ready)" by Alicia Keys, "Best Mistake" by Ariana Grande, "I Look to You" by Whitney Houston, Prince's "Purple Rain," Miguel's "Adorn" and many more. You might have the chance to hear a few of these at a Damien Escobar concert.
How many albums has Damien Escobar recorded?
In 2013, Damien Escobar released his solo artist debut Sensual Melodies. He released a second album, Boundless, in 2017. Alongside his brother, Tourie, as Nuttin' But Stringz, he also released a 2006 album, Struggle from the Subway to the Charts.
Has Damien Escobar performed at any music festivals?
Damien's talent has brought him to the stage with a wide variety of A-list talent such as Al Jarreau, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, John Legend, the Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5, Rascal Flatts and Stevie Wonder.
What are some of Damien Escobar's musical accomplishments?
From winning a talent competition in 2005 with his brother at the Apollo Theater and graduating from Julliard at age 13, Damien has reached many musical heights. His debut solo album, Sensual Melodies, reached iTunes Top 100 chart. He recently received the nomination for Outstanding Jazz Album at the NAACP Image Awards. He and his music were selected as the new face and sound for Mitsubishi and can be both seen and heard in the 2018 Eclipse Cross TV commercial among others.
Where does Damien Escobar find inspiration for his music?
Damien has said that he draws inspiration from life. He keeps a positive outlook because he is at his creative best when he is feeling well and happy about life.
What else is Damien Escobar known for?
Damien's talents are far-reaching and include writing a children's book The Sound of Strings, a line of custom designed violins and leading a non-profit organization "I am Me" that focuses on music programs for children. He also offers his time as a Board Member for the Jamaica, Queens, YMCA.Back to Top
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