Johnny Varro - piano
275 Jade Cove Circle * Roswell, Georgia 30075
Johnny Varro - PIANO
Johnny was born in Brooklyn. His first professional job was with Bobby Hackett. In 1957 he replaced
Ralph Sutton as intermission pianist at Eddie Condon's Greenwich Village saloon. He then took over f
or Gene Schroeder in the house band that included players like Buck Clayton, Pee Wee Russell, Yank L
awson, Billy Butterfield, Lou McGarity, Peanuts Hucko, George Wettling and others. Between Condon ou
tings, Johnny played at most of the jazz rooms around NY, including The Embers, The Roundtable, Cond
on's Uptown and the Metropole where his musical education was broadened by playing with Henry "Red"
Allen, Vic Dickenson, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Shavers, Ray Eldridge and Jo Jones. Later, he worked
with Phil Napoleon and the Dukes of Dixieland. Johnny moved to LA in '79 and played most of the jazz
clubs. He now lives in Palm Harbor, FL, plays a lot of clubs and has been recording extensively.
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