“Julia Vari has positioned herself as one of the most important Latin American jazz singers of our time.”
- George Varga, San Diego Union,Tribune -
Regarded as one of the top Latin American jazz singers of our time (George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune), international recording artist Julia Vari has enchanted audiences around the globe for over a decade with her unique fusions of jazz, world music, and Latin rhythms.
Her creative musical arrangements, extraordinary stage presence, expressive vocals and subtle yet elegant piano stylings have brought her considerable success both within and outside Latin America, including five solo albums, a recent Hollywood Music in Media nomination, and performances at Mexico City’s National Auditorium “Lunario,” Real Carlos Aranjuez Theater in Spain, National Arts Center in Ottawa, the CLAZZ International Latin Jazz Festival with Arturo Sandoval, and the Eclectic Music Festival in Los Angeles.
This versatile singer-songwriter, pianist and composer sings in eight languages and has toured extensively through the U.S., Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Spain behind a pair of ground-breaking, chart-topping full-length album releases: a jazz-inflected fusion titled Lumea: Songs of the World in Jazz, followed by Adoro. Both albums soared to the top of the jazz-blues charts in Latin America, competing with artists such as Michael Bublé and Diana Krall, and leading her to share the stage and collaborate with musical icons such as Grammy-winning artists Arturo Sandoval, Luciana Souza and Francisco Cespedes, Grammy-winning producers Oscar Autie, Robert Hadley, Mario Santos and the legendary Armando Manzanero.
Considering herself a citizen of the world, Vari has recorded material and performs in six languages beyond her native Spanish and English. At the renowned Eastman School of Music, her studies included voice, piano theory and composition, as well as musical theater training at New York University.
With an extraordinary voice that can growl its way through a torchy love song one moment, go operatic the next and then shift smoothly into jazz, world music, or any other musical idiom, Vari’s passion is mixing different genres into exciting fusions. She has been called the “Diana Krall of Mexico” and more recently has been known to perform piano-vocal concerts in addition to quartet and big band.
Julia Vari now divides her time between Miami and Mexico City, and is a proud voting member of the GRAMMY Recording Academy, a BMI songwriter, and William Morris Endeavor (WME) V/O artist. Vari also performs as a Headliner (Guest Entertainer) on luxury cruise lines.
Julia Vari straddles cultures to make ‘Borderless’ music — in eight languages
The San Diego Union Tribune
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