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Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN
Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Atlanta's own Electric Violinist Ken Ford performed live on Saturday, December 10th in front of millions for the 77th annual Heisman Trophy Presentation Presented by on ESPN. A first in the network's history to have a live music performance take place during the Heisman presentation. 

Ford provided soul-stirring arrangements from his newest CD, "State of Mind" during commercial breaks, as well as provided musical transitions during the telecast. The live telecast in New York was simulcast on ESPN3 and ESPN Mobile TV and accessible online at WatchESPN.com. The musical first was conceived as a way to lighten the mood surrounding the announcement of the Heisman winner.

This rising star’s current CD "State of Mind" is

climbing the charts and was named number three on the Jazz Billboard Chart earlier this year.  Following his album's release, which has included BET.com praising his "soul-stirring style", and Rolling Out declaring him an "all-around violinist" with "the ability to delve into jazz, funk, classical, soul and hip-hop without missing a beat or a string," Ford shows no signs of slowing down, something certain not to stop now since his this highly viewed television presentation. 

Click here to read Ford’s ESPN interview and here to read the official press announcement.