Tom Varner's Jazz French Horn Through single-minded dedication to an unusual choice of instrument, New York-based musician Tom Varner has claimed a jazz niche with compositions and performances of the French horn. Working odd jobs and putting together fellowships, he's recorded 10 albums for small labels, including the recent Swimming and Second Communion on the Omni Tone label. Jeff Lunden reports.
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Tom Varner's Jazz French Horn

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Tom Varner's Jazz French Horn

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Through single-minded dedication to an unusual choice of instrument, New York-based musician Tom Varner has claimed a jazz niche with compositions and performances of the French horn. Working odd jobs and putting together fellowships, he's recorded 10 albums for small labels, including the recent Swimming and Second Communion on the Omni Tone label. Jeff Lunden reports.

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