Sat, January 9th

Vladimir Cetkar Septet

Funk jazz pop soul TICKETS

Doors 7PM
Show 8:15PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

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Vladimir Cetkar Septet


The NYC based guitarist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and music producer, Vladimir Cetkar (pronounced Chet-kar) originally comes from the ancient and beautiful Ohrid in Macedonia. 

His critically acclaimed, original album releases 'Heavenly' and 'We Will Never End', have positioned him as one of the most distinguished names in the Jazz-Soul-Funk genre. Critics recognize Cetkar's unique sound and passion, and have drawn many flattering comparisons: George Benson's guitar playing; Quincy Jones' and Mauro Malavasi's arrangement and production acumen; Earth Wind and Fire's vocals; and Jamiroquai's grooves.  

With his passion, energy and diverse musical persona, Vladimir Cetkar's hallmark is his ability to seamlessly combine his many talents as a guitarist, vocalist, arranger, composer and producer of the highest order.
 
The evident musical influences may transport you back in time to the musical era when bands like Chic and Earth Wind and Fire ruled the musical cosmos. But Vladimir's new sound, original music expression, and contemporary production return you to the present, and portend a strong future for this genre of music. Essentially, Vladimir Cetkar's work can be described as his original music cocktail, incorporating a pristine distillate of the Jazz, Pop, Soul and Disco sounds of the late 70's and early 80's, along with a hint of what's to come.

* Line Up *

 

Vladimir Cetkar - guitar, vocal, compositions & arrangements
Cody Rowlands - trumpet
Aaron Henry - tenor sax
Corey Wallace - trombone
Vladan Mijatovic - keyboard
Moto Fukushima - bass
Jeffrey Fajardo - drums
* Selected Press *
SEVEN DAYS NEWSPAPER
“Versatile Virtuoso”
'Mix George Benson's guitar playing with Quincy Jones'
arrangements, add Jamiroquai's grooves and Earth, Wind &
Fire's vocals and, you get Vladimir Četkar. Brimming with
style, the multitalented Macedonian guitarist and vocalist
also composes, arranges and produces his original music.
Described by Time Out New York  as "George Michael fronting
Steely Dan in a cocktail bar," Četkar channels the 1970s
and '80s, interweaving pop, soul and disco into jazz.'
PATCH MEDIA
'Macedonian guitarist Vladimir Četkar's mélange of jazz,
funk, and soul  is fleet, uninhibited, and original. If the
occasional high strings and up-tempo funk evoke disco, then
Četkar's emotive, earnest voice makes appeals intended for
only the smoothest of jazz gods.'
TIME OUT NYC
'Vladimir Cetkar's shirtless beachside promo photos tell you
all you need to know: This Macedonian soul man mashes disco
and fusion into luxurious pop concoctions. Think George
Michael fronting Steely Dan in a cocktail bar.'