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Award-winning international recording artist Julia Vari has enchanted audiences around the globe for over a decade, including recent performances at Mexico City’s National Auditorium “Lunario,” the CARIFESTA International Festival in Haiti, Real Carlos Aranjuez Theater in Spain, National Arts Center in Ottawa, CLAZZ Latin Festival (sharing the stage with Arturo Sandoval), and Vitello’s Supper Club in Los Angeles.

The multilingual singer-songwriter and pianist has toured extensively through the U.S., Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Spain behind a pair of ground-breaking, chart-topping full-length album releases: a jazz-inflected fusion titled Lumea: Songs of the World in Jazz, followed by Adoro. Both albums soared to the Top Five of the jazz-blues charts in Latin America, competing with artists such as Michael Bublé and Diana Krall, and these events consequently led her to share the stage and collaborate with musical icons such as Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, Armando Manzanero, Grammy-winning singer Luciana Souza, Grammy-winning producer Robert Hadley, Latin Grammy- winning producer Mario Santos, and Latin Grammy-nominated artist Francisco Cespedes.

Considering herself a citizen of the world, Vari has recorded material and performs in six languages beyond her native Spanish and English. At University of Rochester’s renowned Eastman School of Music, her studies included voice, piano theory and composition, as well as musical theater training at New York University. With an extraordinary voice that can growl its way through a torchy love song one moment, go operatic the next and then shift smoothly into pop, swing, or any other musical idiom, Vari’s passion is mixing different genres into exciting fusions. Her unparalleled vocal charisma is at equally home with jazz, boleros, world rhythms, or pop, and she has been called the “Diana Krall of Mexico,” often surprising her audience with her piano stylings, and more recently has been known to perform solo piano or piano-vocal concerts in addition to quartet and big band.

 Julia Vari now divides her time between Miami and Mexico City, and is a proud voting member of NARAS (Grammy Recording Academy), a BMI songwriter, and a William Morris Endeavor Agency exclusive artist for Voice Overs. Vari also performs as a Headliner on luxury cruise lines.

Press 

A full house [at Mexico City’s National Auditorium ‘Lunario’] was the perfect setting for the reknowned jazz artist [Julia Vari], who created an unforgettable night filled with romance and her unique style.” 

—  Jorge Luis Santa Maria, DigitallPost 
  “Julia Vari has positioned herself
as one of the most important Latin American jazz singers of our time.”   
Fabian Vazquez, CIO Noticias TV, Mexico   
   "Vari shines whether performing jazz, pop, or various Latin music styles, all of which she can deftly sing in eight different languages." 
– George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune
“[Julia Vari’s] Performance was pure perfection. She has the voice of an angel who swings her heart out, and her poise and command of the stage is mesmerizing and captivating. I felt like I was in the presence of mastery.” 
Debra Graff, Sleepless in Studio City, Los Angeles 
"Without a doubt the most important voice of her genre in Mexico."
Mario Moreno Ivanova, son of "Cantinflas" 
“Julia Vari releases a passionate yet refined new album.” 
–  Nancy Corro, Milenio newspaper (Mexico)
  An avant-garde concept always stands out. This is why singer and pianist Julia Vari has earned herself an important spot in [the music scene] with an innovative and unique fusion project. Known for her elegance and outstanding vocal technique– taking into account that she can sing in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Hebrew – Vari has achieved presence and recognition in Latin America, USA and Europe. [Vari] offers an exquisite selection of songs from Mexico and many other countries, completely renewed and refreshed in jazz-bossa-funk fusions.” 
–  Gatopardo Magazine, Mexico