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Ratko Zjaca

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Ratko Zjaca

Ratko Zjaca is considered a very gifted stylist, assumes many roles in his macrocosm of music: contemporary guitarist, composer, performer and educator. His unique musical vision absorbs and reflects all manner of music while retaining an enviable individualism and high quality craftsmanship that can span from quiet intimacy to searing intensity. Diverse musical backgrounds, which include jazz, world music, and free improvisation. He has been working on original compositions as well as crafting beautiful and haunting improvisations. He invented a unique style that is fearless, ambitious and volatile. He studied and graduated from Zagreb University. In his drive for the necessary knowledge and the enormous need for studies he sought his refuge in The Netherlands at the Rotterdam Conservatory. There he could get teachings by well-known masters. He also followed masterclasses and personal courses with Joe Pass, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Bob Brookmayer, John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick and others....
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Ratko Zjaca Nocturnal Mission Quartet "The Bag is Packed" - Benny Bailey Group Ratko Zjaca Quartet live jazz festival "A Day in Manhattan" - Ratko Zjaca, Reggie Workman, Al Foster "Live" - Reggie Workman and Jim Cobb Sextet "Shades of Spirit", Fretless Guitar Project - Ratko Zjaca and Stanislav Mitrovic "Crossing The Border" - Ratko Zjaca, Stan Mitrovic, John Pattituci, Al Foster "Continental Talk" - Ratko Zjaca, John Patitucci, Steve Gadd, Stan Mitrovic, Randy Brecker

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Ratko endorses Mirabella Guitars. Ratko endorses Godin Guitars. Ratko uses CP-1A pickups for acoustic guitar from Carlos Juan.

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