“The Life and Times of Django Reinhardt,” performed by Alex Ciavarelli and Rudy Marquez, tells the story of the Belgian jazz guitarist regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and the frenzy of songwriters he influenced. Marquez and Ciavarelli are young jazz guitarists with mad skills who bring exuberant energy coupled with virtuosity beyond their years to the late master’s convoluted renderings of what we now call gypsy jazz. The Django Shredders have held court in the deep talent pools at DjangoVegas and the San Diego Gypsy Jazz Festival. Engagements this season include residencies in the Sonoma County Libraries as well as for Green Valley Recreation in Arizona, and an appearance at Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore, CA. Look for them at the Des Moines Social Club as well as the Orpheum Theater in Marshalltown, Iowa this Fall!
Django Shredders were terrific on Saturday at the UC Library. Many compliments were passed on to me by patrons for Alex and Rudy. Thank you for helping make our event special!
University Community Branch Library
The Shredders were an absolutely perfect addition to the festival. It was great working with the Shredders!
Coordinator for DjangoVegas
City of Las Vegas