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

This diminutive Gypsy guitarist cops Miles and Coltrane tunes by ear, solos like an old soul, and shares the stage with celebs…super-swinging and soulful…imaginative single-note and chord melodies punctuated with free-wheeling angular runs.”

Guitar Player Magazine

This wunderkind Andreas Varady plays much more in the vein of Wes or George Benson and, on top of that, is highly musical and responsive."

Jazzwise

It's not just his ability to move around the fretboard that's thrilling; it's his feeling for the music, his harmonic awareness and all-round musicality."

The Herald

Much more than a technical boy wonder, he displays considerable creativity and a deep understanding of the music...phenomenal."

The Indepedent

Frightening speed, complex harmony and chording, all delivered with flashes of feel that believe his age."

Guitarist Magazine

Questions is a delight: fun, accessible, unpretentious and positive. The quartet of musicians is outstanding. [David] Lyttle and Varady are already accomplished players and represent an emerging Irish jazz scene of tremendous potential."

All About Jazz

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Andreas Varady - The Quest

Andreas Varady started his ascent to mastering jazz guitar at a very young age. Born of Hungarian Gypsy descent, Varady was raised in a small town in Slovakia and first began to play the guitar at four years old, tutored by his father, Bandi. He was taught to learn songs by ear; his first tune the “Blue Bossa” jazz standard, and from then on he has continued to pursue the world of jazz music. He has idolized his guitar hero George Benson, and from his early years has often been compared to the guitar legend.

Varady began to explore sharing his talent when his family moved to Ireland in 2007. At just 9 years old, He would perform for the passerby’s of Limerick and Cork Ireland, busking on the streets. People were drawn to young Varady for his talent at such a young age and his lovable performing persona.

In 2011, at 13 years old, he became the youngest headlining artist at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. He became featured in shows with Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, and Louis Stewart. He appeared on the front cover of Guitar Player magazine. In the summer of 2012, he had the opportunity to play at the world famous International Montreux Jazz Festival where he performed in front of festival founder Claude Nobs and record producer and music legend Quincy Jones. A few months after the festival, Quincy Jones signed Varady to his management company.

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.

In April of 2018, Varady released his long anticipated sophomore album, The Quest. The album was released under Resonance Records and was produced solely by Andreas. The Quest continues…

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