LEVITT PAVILION DENVER - FREE CONCERT SERIES
Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra + Claygo
All Ages | General Admission Lawn
Doors at 4:00 PM | Show at 5:00 PM
This event is Rain or Shine.
Thee Phantom & Illharmonic Orchestra
Thee Phantom, born Jeffrey McNeill, wrote his first rhyme at the age of 8 and made his first beat by
mixing the instrumental from the Beastie Boys’ Paul Revere with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at age 12.
The particular movement of Beethoven's 5th entitled, "Destiny", would prove to be both ironic and foretelling
for the young musician.
In 2002, Phantom became the first Hip-Hop artist to perform at Philadelphia’s prestigious Kimmel Center with musical accompaniment from members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
Phantom has since formed his own ensemble, dubbed The Illharmonic Orchestra and has toured the United States and Japan. The group has appeared on TV several times and was featured on Fox International’s “Backstage Pass”, which aired in Japan and 27 Asian countries. The group has also released two albums: Hero Complex in 2006 and Making Of An Underdog in 2009. Phantom’s third album entitled, “Maniac Maestro”, is slated for release in 2018.
On November 1, 2015, Thee Phantom backed by a 25 piece ensemble, took to the stage at the famed Carnegie Hall, becoming just the 3rd Hip-Hop Artist to headline his own show at the esteemed venue. In 2016, the ensemble packed 3,000 attendees into the Kennedy Center in DC, which resulted in an invite to the White House for one
of President Obama’s final Holiday Parties.
An upcoming and hip hop artist from Denver CO, who isn't just another person trying to rap. Very socially conscious with a smooth flow and powerful lyrics and genuinely has something to say with a real message. Claygo is not looking to be famous he just wants to be heard. Claygo has always enjoyed making music and rapping but did not begin to take it serious until family and friends convinced him to pursue something more with his talents. In 2016 he released his first project “Mission Impossible”. And more recently in January of 2018 he released his 2nd project “Thinkin’ Out Loud”. You can find and listen to his music on Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, and datpiff.