Johnny Varro Swing 7

Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


John Robert Varro, 11 January 1930, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. As a child Varro studied piano privately and in his mid-teens was working professionally in the city of his birth. After military service he worked with Bobby Hackett and was a regular at noted New York jazz clubs, Eddie Condon’s and Nick’s. From the mid-60s he was based in Florida and in addition to leading his own groups also played with the Dukes Of Dixieland. At the end of the 70s, he relocated to the west coast where he played at numerous clubs. Additionally, he performed in bands led by others, including Wild Bill Davison, touring Europe with him in 1986, and Peanuts Hucko. Among numerous other musicians with whom Varro has worked are Harry Allen, trombonist Bill Allred, Joe Ascione, Dan Barrett, Ruby Braff, Chuck Hedges, Danny Moss, Randy Sandke, Ken Peplowski and Allan Vaché side effect of his working for many years in the field of traditional jazz meant that Varro...

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