Sunday, March 13, 2011

Andreas Varady

Slovakian born Andreas Varady is 13 years old, he is now living in Limerick with his family for the past few years. He is wowing the Jazz world with his amazing guitar skills and just last year recorded his debut album called 'Questions' on Lyte Records. The album  also features his father Bandi Varady on guitar, David Lyttle (drums) and Michael Janisch (bass). It has been highly acclaimed by the American Jazz magazine 'All About Jazz', The Irish Times, The Belfast Telegraph and Record Collector among many others.
Among the track listing of the album are 2 of Andrea's self penned pieces, this is one of them called 'A Day In New York' filmed live in Dublin last year...
He has already had headline positions at The Cork, Derry and  Sligo Jazz Festivals and last summer attended New York's Skidmore Institute under scholarship from the combined Arts Councils Of Ireland.
 For such a young musician these are truly  remarkable  achievements, not to mention Japanese guitar manufacturers, Tokia have recently built an Andreas Varady signature model guitar which will be made available as part of their range soon. This is him playing at Nancy Blakes's bar in Limerick in May 2010.
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