BlackViolin_PS23916Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste are Black Violin — and they’re coming to the Count Basie Theatre for an unusual engagement that includes a Tuesday night show for the public a pair of special school-show sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

The name’s actually a bit misleading, as the duo known as Black Violin consists of a violinist (Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester) and a virtuoso of the viola (Wil Baptiste), joined in live performance by turntable master Dwayne “DJTK” Dayal and a touring drummer.

But in a fast-moving career that’s seen them engaging audiences from coast to coast and more than 30 countries, Wil and Kev have yet to strike a false note in settings that have ranged from President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, three Super Bowls and a U.S. Open to the hipster-approved festival circuit, and a regular schedule of sessions for school-age kids.

Which brings Team BV to the stage of Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre for the first time this week.

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