About Vincent

Born and raised in St. Louis, Vincent Varvel started playing music early on, studying piano, clarinet, and organ. He began playing guitar at age 16 and attended college at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he had the opportunity to perform with jazz greats such as Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, and Dan Gottlieb. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance.

Varvel began his professional career while in college, freelancing with many different performers in the St. Louis area. Since then he has toured the United States and Europe with various ensembles in addition to leading his own jazz group performing his original compositions. Recently, he has perfromed classical music with the Kingsbury Ensemble, Chamber Project St. Louis, and soprano Stella Markou. Pop and Jazz artists he has worked with include the Peter Mayer Group and Erin Bode, among many others. His original music has been heard on satellite radio and cable television. He is currently Instructor of Guitar at Washington University in St. Louis, along with maintaning a private teaching practice and performing regularly with his own group and as a sideman.

Listen to clips of Third Person

 

You can get Vincent's albums at the following online retailers:

CD Baby   iTunes

 
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Pictures and Postcards

2000

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Third Person

2015

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Not a Creature was Stirring

2004




Catch Vince live in a town near you!

 

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April
2015

The Courtyard at Overlook Farm

Clarksville, MO

Vincent Varvel, guitar and Ben Wheeler, bass

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April
2015

The Courtyard at Overlook Farm

Clarksville, MO

Vincent Varvel and Adam Maness, piano

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April
2015

The Courtyard at Overlook Farm

Clarksville, MO

Vincent Varvel with Adam Maness, piano

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April
2015

Evangeline's Bistro

St Louis, MO

Vincent Varvel Trio featuring Steve Davis, drums and Ben Wheeler, Bass

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April
2015

The Courtyard at Overlook Farm

Clarksville, MO

Vincent Varvel and Adam Maness, piano

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May
2015

Evangeline's Bistro

St. Louis, MO

With the Feyza Eren Quartet https://www.facebook.com/feyzaexperience

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May
2015

Tavern of Fine Arts

St Louis, MO

Vincent Varvel and Eric Stiller, bass

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May
2015

Kindablue Club

St. Louis, MO

Vincent Varvel Trio




News from Vince

03.27 New Recordings on Soundcloud

I've posted three new tracks on Soundcloud for you to stream. These are improvised ambient duets with myself and drummer Steve Davis. You can check them out here: https://soundcloud.com/vincent-varvel Enjoy!









Get In Touch

For booking or management information, please drop us a line.

VincentVarvel@gmail.com

(314) 560-5634