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 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.