Junior Vargas was born on 01/04/74. At age 9, he had his first contact with the instrument, and at 15 began playing with Rock/Pop Bands. During the course of his career, he has performed with numerous artists in a diversity of styles, such as Roberta Miranda (Sertanejo),Comunhão e Adoração 4 (Gospel) and Izzy Gordon (MPB).
Some Workshops, shows and festivals that he has participated include the Batuka International Festival, The Modern Drummer I and II Festivals, and The Namm Show 2011.
Junior recorded his first album in 2001, called "On&Off". Media and press response was very positive, praising it as “ a singular work... very well produced under all aspects.. where technique, musicality and good taste are ON!" In 2003 CD and DVD, he recorded his second live work, at EM&T, collaborating with various guest musicians such as Chico Pinheiro, Michel Leme and Leandro Matsumoto. In 2005, he laid down the groove for Pedro Mariano's Live CD and DVD, in 2007 for Pedro's self-titled "Pedro Madriano" (which received a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Pop Album category), and once more in 2009 for the Brazilian star's latest album "Incondicional". Junior was also the drummer on Izzy Gordon's 2010 album "Que tenho pra dizer". 2012 And he is also working on his next project, "Vargas Band"/ VWE Jazz Fusion.In addition to these current works, Junior has been doing freelance recordings with several Gospel, POP, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) and Jazz artists, as well as giving lessons in his own project studio. He also plans to record a third eagerly anticipated album, "ON & OFF 2".
He represents the following brands: Mapex, Zildjian, Evans, Pro-Mark(Signature Jr. Vargas), Axis, Korg, DDrum DD1, DrumPad, RimRiser, Shure, UrbanBoards, Power Click.
Junior Vargas is”Mapex Product Specialist” to the Brazilian market, and in 2010, recorded the Mapex Video Manual - the material is praised by both drummers and critics.