"Daniel Varga Eastern Quartet is an international quartet that has moved towards modern mainstream jazz.
The vigorously swinging energetic rhythm referred to solid roots in the jazz tradition, but their phrasing, harmony, melody and sound clearly pointed to the current influences. The typical quartet reminded me of other modern bands that have a guitar and a saxophone in their cast.
Stylization and arrangements were presented to Andres Thor, Hristo Vicheva or Gilad Hekselman. At the core of the music stood energetic, built on great chemistry and interplay of the quartet. There were also improvisations that had a standard chorus, but the artists showed themselves with a very original rhythmic-melodic phrase, especially guitarist Piotr Lipowicz and saxophonist Dániel Varga. The bassist also showed great improvisational invention, but I was most interested in his full, soft, warm tone. The drummer combined all of this with his great groove ability, but there was no lack of plasticity and rhythm variations to which he responded to his colleagues' phrases.
It was a great concert full of energy!"
skjazz.sk - Peter Dobšinský
Moped Loewen is a 5 piece band led by Daniel Varga, jazz saxophonist and composer.
They are one of the most unique and interesting embassadors of the post-genre world. Their sound mainly reminds us of experimental indierock, but it is spiced up with super intense improvised solos, chromatic brain storms, which are put in a melancholic, almost pop - vocal driven melodic frame.
If you love indierock, prog rock, noizz and modern jazz at the same time, then this is your band from the present.
The band just released their new album in March 2021.
MOPED LOEWEN JAZZ ROCK ORCHESTRA
"Saxophonist Dani Varga took 12 of his companions and made an EP - we can only amaze at the result.
The album is really special, the science fiction visual is not a coincidence, it's really as much 2019 as this kind of music can be.
4 songs, 29 minutes, it's a pleasure to listen to how a Hungarian man can do such things, something so international, to North Sea Jazz Fest with him!
Proud to show that we have a world-class production."
COMPOSER / ARRANGER
Daniel is arranging and composing pieces for other big ensembles and jazz orchestras too.
In May of 2019, the jazz orchestra of Kunst Uni Graz has recorded one of his pieces, called Transpiration.
In 2019/2020 he has been chosen to participate in the master class program of the Modern Art Orchestra from Budapest.
In 2021 he got awarded by Downbeat Magazine in the best original composition for large ensemble category.
Soon he is going to release his own jazz orchestra album with Modern Art Orchestra.
Vocoman is a Hungarian experimental free music project, which had the goal to improvise shapes and songs out of nothing. Using the colors of electronic music, rock, noize, free jazz, garage. Everything is cooked up at the moment.
FEATURE AND COLLABORATION AS SOLOIST
He also became the musical director for Ohnody Live Act.