Inspired by Jimmy Giuffre, the Variego3 has a chamber music vibe with a woody sound. “It’s a true joy to hear this amazing ensemble of world-class musicians interact with one another, feeding off each other’s chemistry and ability to create massively infectious, yet classy and understated melodies. Whether you are a fan of modern jazz, or you prefer
the old guard, you’ll certainly be impressed. This group has got so much to offer, and they bring an unprecedented level of charisma to this genre today.” -Jazz Corner
Jorge Variego was born in Rosario, Argentina. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and is currently on the Music Theory/Composition faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
In 2017 he was named Mentor of the year in the College of Fine Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts division at UT. In 2018 his book on algorithmic composition was released by the National University of Quilmes, in Argentina. His book “Composing with Constraints” was published by Oxford University Press in 2021.
Jorge is the founder and director of the Domino Ensemble a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, commission, and performance of new music with improvisation. The group released its first album “Purple Ego” (Centaur) in 2019 and the EP “Drunken Raccoon” in 2020. With the support of the Nora Roberts Foundation and the TN Arts Commission, the group has led a number of educational workshops and commissioned and premiered a number of works from young composers. In 2021, and with the support of a Catalyst Programming grant, the Ensemble presented “New Music from el Rio de la Plata.” He is also the founder and director of the UT Electroacoustic Ensemble, a student group dedicated to free improvisation with electronic media, and is a member of the Society of Composers National Council.
His music can be heard in the Parma, Albany Records, CMMAS, Centaur, and Naxos libraries.
Jorge Variego (clarinets and compositions)
Taber Gable (piano)
Rob Linton (double bass)