Leandro Lopez Varady | Piano

(815)836-5619
lopezvle@lewisu.edu

Leandro Lopez Varady Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated from the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) in 1992 as Licentiate in Music, major Composition with a Gold Medal and Awards.

Traveled Asia (Singapore-South Korea-China) from 1997 to 2000 with the EldeƩ Young Quartet (former bassist of the Ramsey Lewis trio)

Live in Chicago since 2000. Worked in Saint Martin's Episcopal Church from 2001 to 2011 as Music Director. Active in the Chicago music scene performed in the Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club among others as well as in several theaters: Harris Theater at the Millennium Park, Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts among others. Also performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Chicago, South Shore Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival and the Jazz Bistro in St Louis, MO.

Currently is the pianist for the Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and teaches Piano and Latin Jazz Ensemble at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.