Andreas Varady

Andreas Varady 2016Inspired by Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and George Benson, twenty-one-year-old Slovakian gypsy Andreas Varady (b. 24 July 1997) has been playing the guitar since he was four years old. Taught by his father, Bandi, he gained his first experiences as a musician from busking on the streets of Limerick and Cork, Ireland. He also attended jazz workshops in Limerick and Sligo, and later traveled to New York to study at Skidmore Jazz Institute, under scholarship from the combined Art Councils of Ireland. In 2009, at the age of twelve, Andreas reached a national audience on RTE’s ‘The Guitar’ competition. Around the same time he wrote to Irish drumming star David Lyttle, introducing himself as a twelve-year-old jazz guitarist. Lyttle quickly began featuring him in his group, often alongside international players such as Andreas Oberg, Torsten Goods, Soweto Kinch, Terell Stafford and Michael Janisch. Andreas has also guested with guitar icons Louis Stewart, Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor, and has made numerous appearances on BBC and RTE television and radio. He is currently a Quincy Jones Artist.

Verve Music logoOn October 10, 2013, Andreas signed with the venerable Verve Records label with David Foster. His first album, Come Together, was released in 2014. (USA today feature)

Andreas performs with a Bambino Deluxe (in Cinnamon Pearl) since October 2011. (Photo by NVK.SK)


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Read the June 10, 2014 Guitar World interview

 Andreas signs with David Foster and Verve Records Oct 10, 2013!

April 2013 – Andreas performs at Quincy Jones 80th Birthday Party in Las Vegas

Video taken Jan. 2012 at the Palace of Arts, Budapest

Benedetto Guitars and Andreas Varady – A Perfect Match! Jan 16, 2012 from JAZZ GUITAR LIFE.COM


47th Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Benedetto Player ANDREAS VARADY - 2013

Montreux Jazz Festival 2013 poster featuring Andreas Varady with his Benedetto Bambino Deluxe guitar andreas-varady-trio-quincy-jones-gig-10-11-14-poster

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Bob Benedetto Sets up Andreas Varady Bambino Deluxe at Benedetto Guitars, Savannah GA Sept 2012, as his mother looks on
Andreas Varady (r) with Jon Larsen
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Andreas Varady Night of the Gypsies 2013
Andreas Varady with his Bambino Deluxe at home
Keep Memory Alive's 17th Annual "Power Of Love Gala" Celebrating the 80th Birthdays Of Quincy Jones And Sir Michael Caine - Red Carpet
Bob Benedetto Autographed Bambino Dlx for Andreas Varady
Andreas Varady Signs Benedetto Jazz Gtr Backs 9-27-12 while Bob Benedetto, Howard Paul and Vintner Dave Miner look on
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Andreas Varady with his Bambino Deluxe at Benedetto Guitars Savannah GA 9-26-12
Close-up of Jazz Prodigy Andreas Varady with his Bambino Deluxe at Benedetto Guitars Savannah GA 9-26-12
Andreas Varady - Cover Story of Just Jazz Guitar Nov 2011 issue
Andreas Varady performs at Santo Tirso Guitar Festival in Portugal 2013
Quincy Jones Artist Andreas Varady signs with Verve Records Oct 10 2013
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Benedetto Player Andreas Varady Ocean Way Recording VIP 2014 gallery
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Andreas Varady recording Oceanway Studios in LA May 15 2014 Benedetto Guitars news
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Andreas Varady with Benedetto guitar box 10-24-11 web
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George Benson Andreas Varady marquis June 28 2014 Andreas Varady Come Together CD with Benedetto Bambino Dlx Homepage banner 6-28-14
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Andreas Varady when Quincy Jones picks a prodigy poster
Andreas Varady and George Benson Paris June 30 2014
Andreas Varady signs Benedetto Guitar back Sept 2012 as Bob Benedetto Howard Paul Dave Miner look on
Benedetto Player Andreas Varady Trio Orleans Jazz 2014 France photo by C. Leprince
Andreas Varady with Benedetto Bambino Deluxe Auditorio del Parque Almansa – San Javier – Murcia-(España) – 05/07/2014 Photo by Goio Villanueva
Benedetto Player Andreas Varady on stage San Javier Festival 2014 Spain