Born and raised in Detroit’s inner-city, BLKBOK (born Charles Wilson III), grew up in a music-filled house and by the time he was 8, BLKBOK was an acclaimed piano prodigy, winning statewide accolades and college-level competitions. It is no coincidence that Charles chose the name BLKBOK, which echoes that of one of the greatest pianists and composers of all time and the tag reflects the elements that have contributed to the artist’s identity and symbolizes his colorful journey from pop and hip-hop culture to his critically acclaimed, neo-classical debut album Black Book, and various Mixtape projects and collaborations.
BLKBOK performs as part of the Jazz in the Park series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis for those with picnic baskets, blankets, and low-back chairs. Admission and parking are free, but tickets are required for entry, and the event is smoke and vape-free.