"We often come across talented artists and events that are best-suited to a smaller, more casual venue," said Scott Kenison, director of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
Marquez and Ciavarelli met while undergraduates in the jazz studies program at San Diego State University, and their mutual interest in Reinhardt led them to develop this program, which shares their joy in Django's music as well as some of the history behind it.
They have toured the Southwest, and this month have a nine-concert residency at the Sonoma County Libraries, where they will present a special family tailored version of "The Life and Times of Django Reinhardt."
Ciavarelli also performs jazz solo and with his band throughout Southern California. Marquez studied classical guitar before discovering his passion for jazz, which he also performs with other groups. The two began playing as Django Shredders in 2017.
Bothwell Arts Center is located at 2466 Eighth Ave. in Livermore. For tickets, visit lvpac.org, call 373-6800, or go to the box office at 2400 First St., Livermore.
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