The guitar in the European jazz scene still feels the influence of Gypsy Jazz (Gypsy Jazz) and its highest representative of Django Reinhardt. In recent decades appeared Birelli Lagrenea prodigy guitar player spread the French and others
Born in Slovakia, Andreas Varady is of gypsy descent and plays as if he had long years of instrument with a phrasing that recalls jazz manouche (gypsy jazz) by Django Reinhardt with a footprint of George Benson, except that he is only 13 years age!
I saw the boy on YouTube playing Giant Steps (J.Coltrane) a difficult theme to improvise because the chord changes in cycles of Tuesdays and cadences II.V. I (Coltrane Changes) in progress fast and Donna Lee by Charlie Parker.Fiquei flabbergasted by the ease with which he improvised as if 30 years down the road.
Now residing in Ireland, Andreas Varady starts to get known in Europe thanks to the Internet and word of mouth of musicians (like me) who will spread the news and it’s just a matter of time before that he conquer the international jazz circuit.
Do not forget that just as in the circuit of jazz and classical music does not enter “tip” but people who play it.
Long live Andreas boy and his guitar.