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Tom Varner

frh, *1957 US, Morristown, New Jersey
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Tom Varner (born June 17, 1957 in Morristown, New Jersey, United States) is an American jazz horn (French horn) player and composer.Varner grew up in Millburn New Jersey, and studied piano in his youth with Capitola Dickerson of Summit, New Jersey. He holds a B.M. degree (1979) from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied jazz improvisation and composition with Ran Blake, George Russell, and Jaki Byard, and horn with Thomas Newell. He also studied briefly in 1976 with jazz horn pioneer Julius Watkins. Varner also holds an M.A. (2005) from the City College of New York, where he studied with Jim McNeely, Scott Reeves, and John Patitucci.

     
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Fever on The New York Composers Orchestra by Cleave Guyton, Robert DeBellis, Doug Wieselman, Marty Ehrlich, Jimmy Cozier, Ray Anderson, Art Baron, Dave Hofstra, Vincent Chancey, Tom Varner, Herb Robertson, Steve Bernstein, Lesli Dalaba, Wayne Horvitz, Lindsey Horner & Bobby Previte
Ramblin' Man on Tom Varner: Window Up Above by Tom Varner
What Is This Thing Called First Strike Capability? on Jazz French Horn by Tom Varner
Lorena on Tom Varner: Window Up Above by Tom Varner
Prodigal Son Revisited on The New York Composers Orchestra by Cleave Guyton, Robert DeBellis, Doug Wieselman, Marty Ehrlich, Jimmy Cozier, Ray Anderson, Art Baron, Dave Hofstra, Vincent Chancey, Tom Varner, Herb Robertson, Steve Bernstein, Lesli Dalaba, Wayne Horvitz, Lindsey Horner & Bobby Previte
With Every Wish on Tom Varner: Window Up Above by Tom Varner
Quasimodo on Jazz French Horn by Tom Varner
Nightbirds: Open 24 hours on The New York Composers Orchestra by Cleave Guyton, Robert DeBellis, Doug Wieselman, Marty Ehrlich, Jimmy Cozier, Ray Anderson, Art Baron, Dave Hofstra, Vincent Chancey, Tom Varner, Herb Robertson, Steve Bernstein, Lesli Dalaba, Wayne Horvitz, Lindsey Horner & Bobby Previte
Quasimodo (Alternate Take) on Jazz French Horn by Tom Varner
Till I Get Right on Tom Varner: Window Up Above by Tom Varner

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Nine SurprisesTom Varner, Tom Varner Nonet2014Album
Heaven And HellTom Varner2009Album
GuiltyPeter Schärli Special Sextet Feat. Glenn Ferris And Tom Varner2001Album
Second CommunionTom Varner2001Album
The Swiss DuosTom Varner2000Album
Neo NeoLou Grassi - Tom Varner - Ron Horton - Tomas Ulrich2000Album
SwimmingTom Varner1999Album
The Window Up Above- American Songs 1770-1998Tom Varner1998Album
Blues For The BeastPeter Schärli Special Sextet Featuring Glenn Ferris And Tom Varner1997Album
Martian HeartacheTom Varner1997Album
The Mystery Of CompassionTom Varner1993Album
Long Night Big DayTom Varner1991Album
Jazz French HornTom Varner1985Album
Covert ActionTom VarnerAlbum
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