Andreas Varady Trio

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Last Show: Friday 30 th August 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

A child prodigy of Hungarian Roma descent, managed by Quincy Jones, Varady picked up guitar at age four and quickly revealed his uncommon gift, learning Kenny Dorham’s “Blue Bossa” by ear. At age nine, he moved with his family to Ireland and by age 11, having already absorbed the influences of George Benson and Miles Davis, he began busking with his father on the streets of Limerick and Cork. Gigs around Ireland soon followed, mainly with drummer- producer David Lyttle, who produced Varady’s first album, 2010’s Questions. In 2011, at age 13, Andreas appeared with guitar master Martin Taylor at the Inishowen International Guitar Festival in Culdaff and later that year became the youngest headlining artist at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.

“Varady, who looks much like any other early teenage boy in jeans and Converse trainers, shoots off on a solo of astonishing virtuosity and speed with the casual, distracted air that other boys of his age have when they're idling away afternoons on an Xbox.”

The Times

To date, Andreas Varady has performed with a collection of world class musicians including: Frank Vignola, Andreas Oberg, Casey Benjamin, Terell Stafford, Lee Ritenour, Stochelo Rosemberg, Alfredo Rodriguez, Nikki Yanofsky, Henry Cole, Reiner Elizarde, Louis Stewart, Soweto Kinch, and many more. Varady is a Benedetto artist and plays his own signature variation of the Bambino model guitar. He is also endorsed by D’Addario strings and Planet Waves cables. Most recently, Varady caught the interest of Bob Zievers, George Benson’s agent, who has signed on to work with the young guitarist.

After signing a record deal with Verve Music under David Foster, Varady recorded his debut album in January 2014 in Los Angeles with producer David Paich, featuring Greg Phillinganes, Brian Bromberg, Harvey Mason, Nathan East, Kevin Ross, Paulinho da Costa, Steve Lukather, Mike Lang, Jay Oliver, Dave Weckl, and many other guests. 

Band Lineup

Andreas Varady (guitar)

Conor Chaplin (double bass) 

Marc Michel (drums)