The NYC based guitarist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and music producer, Vladimir Cetkar (pronounced Chet-kar) originally comes from Ohrid, Macedonia.
His critically acclaimed, original album releases 'Heavenly' and 'We Will Never End', have positioned him Internationally as one of the most distinguished names in the Jazz-Soul-Funk genre and have ensured an active touring schedule headlining performances at some of the largest and most prestigious music festivals in the world such as Jarasum Jazz festival (South Korea), Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Penang Jazz Festival (Malaysia), Hong Kong Jazz Festival (Hong Kong), Beishan Jazz Festival (China), Hui Hin Jazz Festival (Thailand), Mood Indigo (India), Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia), Sziget Festival (Hungary), Blue Note Jazz Festival (USA) and many more.
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.