Fall 2016 Jazz Series: Marcos VarelaSeptember 23, 2016
The talented musician/composer, Marcos Varela, began his musical career at the age of 17. He started playing the bass in his native Houston, TX while attending the highly acclaimed, High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, which has been attended by many greats in music and art today. Alumni include Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Beyonce Knowles, Brian-Micheal Cox, Eric Harland, Chris Dave, Matt Mullenweg (wordpress inventor) and many more.
Marcos quickly gained recognition in the Houston jazz scene and by the age of 18 was one of the top honorees of the NFAA International Jazz award and a IAJE Clifford Brown/Stan Getz All-Star fellow. After attending the New School University/Mannes School of Music in NYC on scholarship Marcos quickly became part of the New York and World music scene collaborating and performing with a wide variety of world class musicians and music legends.
Inspired by all of talented mentors and peers this led Marcos to want to pursue a career in music. Marcos is also very accomplished in his compositions for Film and TV. One of his achievements is a film score for acclaimed director Domenica Cameron-Scorsese’s film “Roots in Water,” an adaptation of a piece by Tony Award winning playwright, Richard Nelson.
This concert is part of New England Arts & Entertainment's Fall Jazz Series in the Poli Club. Subscriptions to all five shows, which include reserved seating, can be purchased for either the 7pm or 9pm performances. You can also call the Box Office at 203-346-2000.