"I frequently introduce myself as a violinist and people say, Oh wow, that is so terrific. Where do you sing?' And their mind automatically goes to it because we have such a wonderful tradition of African American singers but I would like for people to recognize, you know, that we have an equally large and growing tradition of African-American string players."
Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins
Read/Listen to the entire article here: http://www.npr.org/2013/08/14/211964777/african-american-musicians-more-than-just-jazz
Check out Kelly's website here: http://www.kellyhall-tompkins.com/