Johnny Varro

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Birthday
11, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1930 (age 88)
Birthplace
New York

About

Swing jazz artist, leader, and arranger who worked with some of the greatest musicians of his time, including Bobby Hackett and Eddie Condon.

Before Fame

He fell in love with jazz while a teenager thanks to the Commodore Music Shop in New York City.

Trivia

He relocated to Miami Beach to work on The Jackie Gleason Show in 1965.

Family Life

His family recognized his talents early on, and he began taking piano lessons when he was 10.

Associated With

His entrance into the world of jazz was largely because of Billy Crystal's father Jack, who let him sit in on the jam sessions he was running on the Lower East Side.