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Background Music: "Disc Jockey Jump" (Gerry Mulligan), from Johnny Varro Swing 7, 1994, Arbors Records, with permission.

Swing 7 Johnny Varro Swing 7

Johnny Varro enjoys playing with Swing 7 as well as his quintet, quartet, trio, and solo.

The Swing 7 has been featured at Jazz happenings throughout the world. Stateside they've played at Waterloo Village in New Jersey during the JVC Series; the L.A. Sweet and Hot Festival annually; the West Texas Jazz Party annually, and the Sarasota Jazz Society. The band has also toured Germany and played at the Festival in Ascona, Switzerland. The Swing 7 is a very tight unit with special arrangements by Johnny with lots of room for the soloists to improvise. The Swing 7 has recorded for Arbors Records in 1994, 1997, 2000, and 2007 (discography below).

Johnny Varro's Swing 7 was organized in 1994 under the tutelage of Johnny mainly because it would fill a lifetime ambition of his to have a band that would play and encompass all the music he loved and appreciated all his life.

The Swing 7 plays the music of Eddie Condon, John Kirby, Duke Ellington's Cotton Club days in the 30's, Count Basie during the 40's and 50's, and Gerry Mulligan and the Dave Pell Octet in the 60's.

To book the Johnny Varro Swing 7, contact Johnny Varro.


07-1
Nola Studios
W. 57th St., NY
6-7 Nov 2007
Ring dem BellsJohnny Varro Swing 7:
Ring dem Bells
Johnny Varro, piano and arrangements
Randy Sandke, trumpet
Dan Barrett, trombone
Ken Peplowski, clarinet and alto sax
Scott Robinson, tenor sax
Frank Tate, bass
Joe Ascione, drums
Arbors
ARCD 19362

00-2
Nola Studios
W. 57th St., NY
22-23 Aug 2000
Swingin' on W. 57th St.Johnny Varro Swing 7:
Swingin' on W. 57th St.
Johnny Varro, piano and arrangements
Randy Sandke, trumpet
Dan Barrett, trombone
Ken Peplowski, clarinet and alto sax
Scott Robinson, tenor sax
Michael Moore, bass
Joe Ascione, drums
Arbors
ARCD 19242

97-2
New York, NY
2-3 Dec 1997
AfterglowJohnny Varro Swing 7:
Afterglow
Johnny Varro, piano and arrangements
Tommy Newsom, tenor sax
Ken Peplowski, clarinet and alto sax
Dan Barrett, trombone
Randy Sandke, trumpet
Frank Tate, bass
Joe Ascione, drums
Arbors
ARCD 19198

94-2
New York, NY
28-29 Jun 1994
Johnny Varro Swing 7Johnny Varro:
Swing 7
Johnny Varro, piano and arrangements
Randy Sandke, trumpet
Dan Barrett, trombone
Phil Bodner, clarinet and alto sax
Harry Allen, tenor sax
Frank Tate, bass
Joe Ascione, drums
Arbors
ARCD 19138

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