Performance Info

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 12:00 am to 12:40 am

Artist Info

Singer/Pianist
Julia Vari
Genre:
Singer / Songwriter
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JULIA VARI

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California

Hailed by the press as “the voice of an angel [whose] poise and command of the stage is both mesmerizing and captivating,” (Debra Graff, Sleepless in Studio City), internationally-reknowned singer, songwriter and pianist Julia Vari “shines whether performing pop, jazz, or various Latin music styles, all of which she can deftly sing in eight different languages.” (George Varga, San Diego Union Tribune). The multilingual artist has enchanted audiences around the globe for nearly a decade, including recent performances at Mexico City’s National Auditorium, the CARIFESTA International Festival in Haiti, Harlem Jazz Club in Barcelona, National Arts Center in Ottawa, CLAZZ Latin Festival (sharing the stage with Arturo Sandoval), the San Diego Museum of Art, UCLA Semel Institute Auditorium, and Vitello’s E Spot in Los Angeles. She 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 (2013), followed by Adoro (2015). Both albums soared to the top of the jazz-blues charts in Latin America, competing with artists such as Michael Buble and Diana Krall. The child of a classically-trained pianist mother and an accomplished guitar player father, Vari bounced back and forth for many years between New York and Mexico, as well as some time spent in Europe; as a result, she has long considered herself a citizen of the world. She studied voice, piano theory, and composition at the reknowned Eastman School of Music, as well as musical theater at New York University. Julia Vari now divides her time between Los Angeles and Mexico City, where she has worked closely with Latin Gramy award-winning producer/arranger Mario Santos (Gustavo Dudamel, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Alejandro Sanz), as well as legendary composer Armando Manzanero, John Avila (Oingo Boingo), Grammy-winning engineer Robert Hadley, and Grammy-noinated Latin American artist Francisco Cespedes. Julia Vari is also a proud voting member of the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS), a BMI songwriter, and a William Morris Endeavor Agency exclusive artist for Voice Overs.

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