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CZ & the Bon Vivants

Zydeco Band from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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A hot band of Cajun/zydeco veterans, CZ & the Bon Vivants dish out classic Cajun dance tunes and originals.
We're available for Mardi Gras, weddings, anniversaries, private parties, festivals, corporate events, holiday parties, New Years - you name it!

Along with singer and fiddler Catherine Matovich (whose day job is playing with symphony orchestras), the Bon Vivants are Lake Charles, Louisiana, native and East Bay great Andrew Carriere on accordion, bassist Elaine Herrick, drummer Timothy Orr and guitarist Jim Scott.
Over the last few years they've appeared frequently on the festival and outdoor event circuit – from downtown Oakland to the Solano Stroll, the Kaiser Rooftop concert series to Bay cruises – and at many a Bay Area dance hall.
And India may be the next stop. The band's CD, “Good to the Bon,” has been used as a tool for teaching world music at the American School in New Delhi; CZ has an international fan base as a result.

The group was born when Matovich got home after playing in Neil Diamond's touring band and stumbled onto a concert featuring a high energy cajun/zydeco fiddler.
“I loved working big shows, but feeling that energy made me want to be in a group like that - that had so much fun playing together.”
The Bon Vivants came together to play a benefit concert in 2004, “and we've been busy ever since,” Matovich says.
Nobody could agree on a group name, so eventually they were dubbed the Cajun Babes (after the Dixie Chicks), and through democratic process came up with the current group moniker, although there is no CZ. Just high-energy Cajun and zydeco music!
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CZ & the Bon Vivants were great! Very talented group of musicians as well as very easy to work with. I highly recommend them!

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Please note CZ & the Bon Vivants will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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