Nominated for "Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year" in the 2015 Bell Awards, guitarist/composer Nic Vardanega is an emerging voice on the Australian jazz scene. 

Based in Sydney, Australia, Nic has played alongside many of Australia’s leading musicians including pianist Mike Nock, and has recorded with first call New York City musicians bassist Marco Panascia and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr.

Since completing a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2012 where he held a ‘Board Of Governors’ merit scholarship, Nic has worked extensively as a sideman and bandleader. He has appeared at many of the country's leading festivals including the Manly Jazz Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival and Darling Harbour Jazz Festival.