Croatian Composer Society Award 2019
Ratko received the award for authorship and artistic creation in jazz music from the Croatian Composer Society.
New CD: “Life on Earth”
The new CD “Life on Earth”, with all original compositions by Ratko is out now.
Ratko Zjaca – guitar, Antonio Sanchez – drums, Stefano Bedetti – saxophone and Renato Chicco – Hammond organ.
“Don’t Try This Anywhere” wins Orpheus Award 2016
The CD “Don’t Try This Anywhere” has won the Orpheus Award for 2016 – the best Italian production 2015 for jazz music.
The new CD “Don’t Try This Anywhere” is out now
“Don’t Try This Anywhere”, recorded in New York City, Simone Zanchini, John Patitucci, Adam Nussbaum, Stefano Bedetti and Ratko Zjaca.
New CD release with ZZ Quartet
A new CD with original music titled “Beyond The Lines” from all members of the quartet is out now.
Ratko Zjaca’s Mirabella Chambered Ten
A special 10-string fretted / fretless guitar.
After a successful collaboration in 2009 with the Mirabella Jazz Moderne Electric guitar, which Ratko used to record his last two CDs, the great Cris Mirabella just finished a new, unique guitar for Ratko: the 2013 Ratko Zjaca Mirabella Chambered Ten signature model. This guitar was a special construction. An idea of Ratko Zjaca, which Cris Mirabella then put to design and applied to wood. The resulting guitar is a unique and exciting collaboration from these two artists.
CD is out: Now and Then
The Way We Talk: CD is out now
Ratko just released a new album with his new group with Simone Zanchini, Adam Nussbaum and Martin Gjakonovski.