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Tom Varner


Tom Varner--one of the world's top jazz French horn players, and an inventive composer for his many ensembles. Tom has 11 cd's out as a leader,and he plays on over 70 others. After 26 years in Manhattan, Varner moved with his family to Seattle in fall 2005, and is now busy in the Northwest as well as in the international scene.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Taylor Ho Bynum, Manhattan Transfer, Andrew Hill and others

Read "Taylor Ho Bynum, Manhattan Transfer, Andrew Hill and others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features music from a wide range of artists including Taylor Ho Bynum, Nicole Mitchell, Andrew Hill and Manhattan Transfer among others. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Kenny Wessel Quartet “Bone Dance" from ...


It's Not Business, It's Personal

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Miami Vince; Afterthought; The Presence of Absence; Kumasi; Gray Skies; Forward Motion; Modal Horizon; Nerds of Steel.


Article: Album Review

Jim Knapp Orchestra: It's Not Business, It's Personal

Read "It's Not Business, It's Personal" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Jim Knapp Orchestra's CD It's Not Business, It's Personal, recorded in February 2009, was set to be released on November 19, 2021—six days after Knapp died at age eighty-two in Kirkland, Washington. Apart from his role as bandleader, Knapp was a trumpeter, composer, arranger and longtime faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts in ...


Song of the Day

Gray Skies

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 07:10


Article: Interview

Interview with Tom Varner

Read "Interview with Tom Varner" reviewed by AAJ Staff

From the 1995-2003 archives. This article was first published at All About Jazz in June 1999,When I mentioned to a friend and fellow jazz fan that I had an upcoming opportunity to interview Tom Varner, I was met by his momentarily puzzled expression which suddenly gave way to a pleased recognition and an enthusiastic... ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hanksgiving: Jazz Tributes to Hank Williams

Read "Hanksgiving: Jazz Tributes to Hank Williams" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Do you sympathize with the plight of the turkeys? Do family reunions bring you anxiety? Then forget about Thanksgiving! Mondo Jazz is here to help you switch to Hanksgiving, with two hours of Jazz tributes to the great Hank Williams, the only singer who is more American than pumpkin pie! This week we have ...


Article: Album Review

Tom Rainey: Obbligato

Read "Obbligato" reviewed by Troy Collins

Tom Rainey has been a fixture in New York's Downtown scene since the early '90s. The stalwart drummer's current efforts have found him expanding his purview, collaborating with a new generation of creative improvisers. Working on original material with young Brooklyn-based artists like Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson, Rainey continues experiments in form and structure that ...


News: Performance / Tour

Tom Varner Nonet at Corish This Saturday

Tom Varner Nonet at Corish This Saturday

Friday, February 4, 8:00pm Tom Varner Nonet Cornish College of the Arts (Poncho Theater) 710 East Roy Street 8:00pm, All ages. New music as well as music from the Heaven and Hell CD. this is part of the Cornish Music Series 2012. Tom Varner—french horn/compositions Thomas Marriott—trumpet

Article: My Playlist

Tom Varner

Read "Tom Varner" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

01. Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (Prestige - 1956). Solenne, ricco di maestria tecnica, di inventiva, spavaldo. 02. Julius Watkins - French Horns for My Lady (Phillips - 1961). Sentimentale ma ancora attuale, Julius al top con altri quattro corni francesi e George Duvivier, Ray Barreto, Gil Melle. Prodotto da Quincy Jones con gli arrangiamenti di ...


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