Musician/composer Marcos Varela began his musical career at the age of 17. He started playing the bass in his native Houston, TX. Marcos quickly gained recognition in the Houston jazz scene and by the age of 18 was one of the top honorees of the NFAA International Jazz award and a IAJE Clifford Brown/Stan Getz All-Star fellow. Marcos has performed on three continents and over ten different countries worldwide. After attending the New School University/Mannes School of Music in NYC on scholarship Marcos quickly became part of the New York and World music scene. His latest record, "San Ygnacio" out now on Origin Record's, with 5 Grammy ballot recognitions, on Jazziz Magazine’s Top Releases of 2016 as well as selected by NPR Music as one of the top debuts of 2016!