Vladimir Cetkar (pronounced Chet-kar) is a Macedonian recording artist who is based in NYC.
Hailed by international critics as one of the most exciting names in his genre and a fresh music force which is unique in today’s music industry, Vladimir Cetkar’s hallmark is his ability to seamlessly combine his many talents as a composer, guitarist, vocalist, arranger, orchestrator and producer of the highest order.
His critically acclaimed album releases of his original music 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), Blue Note Jazz Festival (USA), Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Sziget Festival (Hungary), Penang Jazz Festival (Malaysia), Hong Kong Jazz Festival (Hong Kong), Beishan Jazz Festival (China), Hui Hin Jazz Festival (Thailand), Mood Indigo (India), Phnom Penh Jazz Festival (Cambodia), Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia), Debrecen Flower Carnival (Hungary), Thailand Smile Jazz Festival (Thailand), Ohrid Summer Festival (Macedonia) and many more.
His 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.