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Tom Varner

French Horn Jazz


French Horn Jazz

An inventive composer, one of the world's top Jazz French Hornists, and a valued Educator, Varner has received multiple awards, grants and residencies. Originally from New York, Varner and now lives in the Northwest and works Internationally. Playing with many of the jazz greats, he has recorded on over 70 CDs and has self-produced 11.

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…He straddles modern jazz and avant-garde type improvisational areas while also nurturing a mainstream approach.
– Glenn Astarita (All About Jazz)

Through single-minded dedication to an unusual choice of instrument, New York-based musician Tom Varner has claimed a jazz niche with compositions and performances of the French horn.
– Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR

Tom Varner is one of the world’s top jazz French horn players, and an inventive composer for his many ensembles.
– All About Jazz



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