Israel Varela Group

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Israel Varela, (drummer-singer-composer) a naturally inquisitive musician whose credentials branch out beyond jazz. He has performed with some of the best Jazz, Flamenco, Classical artists, such as Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Diego Amador, YO YO MA, and Mike Stern. For the project, Israel Varela cast a wide net, creating what amounted to his own cross-sectional portrait of the modern jazz mainstream. Great London based artists Quentin Collins (trumpet), Andrew McCormack (piano), and Kevin Glasgow (bass) will join him for this concert. The band will play original music from Israel Varela’s new album “Frida en Silencio” along with a song selection from Varela’s last ten Albums. 

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"Spiritual Evolution has always been part of Israel Varela's artistic Identity".  

Recording Artist, Euro Latin Award Winner Israel Varela is one of the most accomplished artists of his generation and over the last decade has been one of the most in demand Jazz/World/Flamenco musicians in Europe, Asia, Middle East, and America, traveling extensively around the world sharing his music to audiences in more than 30 countries in some of the main Jazz/World Festivals as a Drummer-Composer-Vocalist and Producer. 

His originality and distinctive style as a Leader band, and also as a side man has allowed him to perform with multitudes of renowned Jazz, Flamenco, Classical, Arabic, and Pop artists such as: Pat Metheny, Andrea Bocelli, Joaquin Cortes, Charlie Haden, Mike Stern, YO- YO- MA, Alex Acuna, Victor Bailey, Abe Laboriel, Pino Daniele, Diego Amador, Rita Marcotulli, Karen Lugo, Jorge Pardo, Markus Stockhausen, Kamal Musallam, Richard Bona, Chano Dominguez, Michel Benita, Andy Sheppard, Carles Benavent, Raimundo Amador, OSEM Symphony Orchestra of the state of Mexico, Baja California Orchestra, among many others. 


Band Line Up

Israel Varela (drums/vocals)

Quentin Collins (trumpet)

Andrew Mc Cormack (piano)

Kevin Glasgow (bass)