Hi! I am Daniel Varga.
You might know me as a saxophonist, a composer,
an arranger, a producer, a singer, a frontman, an organizer, a teacher, a husband, a father, a church dude or
just a random happy pal from a bar.
No worries, you are at the right place. I am kind of all of that or at least I try to be. Here I will guide you through all the things that I am doing right now, or done in the past.
Thank you for visiting! Cheers!
Behind these doors, you will find all the information about me playing the sax. I still don’t know the why, so that will be unanswered, but I can show you all kinds of influences. From jazz to pop. From dry sound to fx madness.
Once I was at an avantgarde free jazz workshop in Poland, where one of the artists said to us: “Play the music you like to listen to and like to play it as well.” And I took his words seriously. Which means this band turned out to be some kind of experimental indie rock orchestra with mad solos in between.
Bio/About: Daniel is a young Hungarian saxophonist and composer. He studied music in Austria at the University of Music and Perfoming Arts Graz (KUG). After the school years he moved back to Budapest, where he is currently living now. He got into the semi finals of the first Michael Brecker International Saxophone Competition as a saxophonist, then he released his first big band album with the Modern Art Orchestra in 2021 as composer, and was featured as soloist too. He founded the band called Moped Loewen in 2016, which delivered some of the finest experimental indie music fused with orchestral elements in the past 3 years. In 2019 he moved back to Budapest, where he is an active member of the music scene, as saxophonist, producer, composer, arranger and music director. In 2022 he released his debut album as jazz saxophonist with his Eastern European Quartet. Currently he is mainly working with the bands New Fossils, Mordái and iamYANK Phasing Shapes while doing session work and producing for upcoming artists.
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I have a few bands and I play, collaborate in other artists' projects and bands. So here I would just like to showcase all my involvements and love projects.
I don’t know at what point can someone call himself a producer, but I do write and produce a lot of music for myself and for other artists too. Also behind this window you will find my little solo projects and random sounds. If you don’t like jazz please click here! Hahaha!