Zack Varner Quartet

Tue, Jul 30

Zack Varner Quartet Cover

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Zack Varner Quartet! Zack Varner - Alto and Tenor Saxophone Tommy Howard - Guitar Aaron Allen - Bass Mike Gordon - Drums Saxophonist and composer Zack Varner remains in constant demand on the stage and in the studio. His quartet has performed at the international Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Santo Domingo Jazz Festivals. In his home city of Austin, Texas, he has performed showcases at the Uplift Jazz Festival and the South by Southwest Music Festival. Varner’s solo album release Blues in the Nude features eleven original compositions and has garnered excellent reviews from several established music critics.  The Austin Chronicle’s Jeremy Steinberger writes: “Varner expertly honors tradition with hard bop and swing themes while simultaneously exploring and building on the genre's evolution through tango, bossa nova, and samba-infused textures.”  As a sideman, some of Varner’s credits include Jo James, Jungol, Graham Reynolds, the Brooks Prumo Orchestra, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Wally Minko, Grupo Bonyé, Red Young, Floyd Domino, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Jennifer Holliday, The Texas Horns and many other jazz, rock, pop, and Latin ensembles. Zack can presently be found performing at venues throughout Austin and central Texas with his own group, as well as ensembles like the Funktet, the Austin Symphony, the Copa Kings and The Sahara Swingtet. He also composes music for film and media, and was recently a finalist in the International FMC Film Scoring Competition. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm.