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Nic Vardanega Quartet

A nominee at the 2015 Bell Awards for ‘Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year’, guitarist Nic Vardanega returns to Foundry 616 with his quartet, performing music from the debut release Inverno as well as new compositions.

Inverno is the exciting debut album from guitarist and composer Nic Vardanega and features a collection of original music developed over the past few years with his quartet comprising pianist Steve Barry, bassist David Groves and drummer James Waples.

Based in Sydney, Australia, Nic has played alongside many of Australia’s leading musicians including pianist Mike Nock, and has recorded with first call New York City musicians bassist Marco Panascia and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr.

Nic Vardanega – guitar
Steve Barry - piano
David Groves - bass
Tim Geldens - drums

“This album (Inverno) launches Vardanega as an accomplished leader, guitarist and composer, capable of taking a subject and illustrating it musically with skill and originality.”

-John McBeath, The Weekend Australian, Feb 2015

Inverno available at   + and iTunes as well as in store at Birdland Records (

"Vardanega’s solos are inventive and they maintain a consistent narrative that preserves the motif in a quietly eloquent way."
- The Weekend Australian

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