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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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Albums

The Way We Walk
The Way We Walk
In+out record
2011
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Now & Then: A Portrait
Now & Then: A Portrait
In+out record
2011
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The Way We Talk
The Way We Talk
In + Out Records
2011
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The Way We Talk
The Way We Talk
In+out record
2010
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Continental Talk
Continental Talk
In + Out Records
2010
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Continental Talk
Continental Talk
In + Out Records
2009
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