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Ronaldo Baca (Latin, Classical, Jazz, Christmas)

Guitarist from Santa Fe, NM Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 39 Reviews
  • 76 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 5 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $300 per event

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An accomplished performer of Flamenco, Jazz, Classical Guitar, and the Arabic lute (a.k.a. the Oud), Ronaldo has been playing for New Mexico audiences for 20 years at venues such as the National Hispanic Culture Center of New Mexico, El Rey, Albuquerque Convention Center, La Posada Hotel, Cafe Broadway, Silk Road, and the Santa Fe Play House. Outside of New Mexico he has performed in Hollywood, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Denver, CO; Lawrence,KA; Amarillo,TX, and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Ronaldo has been a guest artist on several recordings, among them Devil Dog Road, a Psychic Sparkplugs CD recorded in 1995 by the band Liar, and Hard Steps, a Window Records audio tape by poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, recorded in 1996. He also recorded in Spain for a CD being produced out of England. Ronaldo has formed and been a member of several bands, including Maria Benitez's Second Company, Flamenco del Encanto, Cabaret Flamenco, Aire Flamenco, Sadaqa, Sci-Fi, Scheherezade/Rajaz, and Fathom. Ronaldo has been studying, composing, teaching, and performing music for twenty-three years. He began to study classical guitar at the age of thirteen under Hector Pimentel. Then, he was a soloist for three years in Satin Nights, a high school jazz band where he played both guitar and bass. Under the influence of his grandfather, his interests broadened to include Flamenco. He has studied Flamenco for twelve years under the guidance of Juan Junquera Cortez, Santiago Moreno, Pedro Cuadra, Chuscales, Pedro Cortez, Roberto Castellon, and Eric Patternson. Ronaldo has also become an accomplished Middle Eastern Oud performer. His love for Flamenco has greatly influenced this. Without the Arabic Oud, Flamenco guitars would have never existed. This is why is comes so natural to him. His Oud teachers consist of well known maestros from both the Arabic and Turkish cultures, namely Naser Musa, Haig Manoukian, and Necati Celik. Ronaldo pursues Spanish Flamenco and Arabic music particulary because of their intensity and raw passion. He brings to the music an aggressive style and an instinctive understanding of its underlying pathos. For over a year, he studied and lived in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain, with a Moorish echo in the background, amongst the true Flamencos of the present day. He was reared amidst a family devoted to Flamenco, and his familiarity with its form and its culture is reflected in his passionate performances.

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Review by Emily W.

Hotel EventReviewed on November 25, 2021From Santa Fe, NM

Review by Brooke B.

WeddingReviewed on November 15, 2008From Santa Fe, NM

Ronaldo played for our wedding reception and he was amazing!! A complete professional with exceptional talent. He would be an amazing addition to any event!

Review by Angelique O.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 30, 2009From Albuquerque, NM

Ronaldo performed for our wedding this past Saturday, his music made our ceremony beautiful. He did an awesome job, we couldn't have asked for more!

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  • Romanza | Anonymous
  • Allegro in E Minor | Mauro Giuliani
  • Capricio Arabe | Francisco Tarrega
  • El Colibrí | Julio S. Sagreras
  • Jesu, Joy of Mans Desire | J. S. Bach
  • Prelude (BWV 999) | J. S. Bach
  • Prelude from Cello Suite | J. S. Bach
  • Study in A | Matteo Carcassi
  • Study in F | Ferdinando Carulli
  • Vals Venezolano No. 3 | Antonio Lauro
  • Classical Gas | Mason Williams
  • Malagueña | Ernesto Lecuona
  • Granada | Agustín Lara
  • La Bamba | Traditional
  • Tico-Tico No Fubá | Zequinha de Abreu
  • Corcovado | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Bacalsa | Ronaldo Baca
  • Here Comes the Sun | The Beatles
  • Hotel California | Eagles
  • These Boots Are Made for Walkin | Lee Hazlewood
  • Led Zeppelin medley | Led Zeppelin (Arranged by Ronaldo)
  • Bulerias | Anonymous
  • Bulerias de Jerez | Traditional
  • Bulerias de Juan | Juan Junquera Cortez
  • Sevillanas 1 | Traditional
  • Sevillanas 2 | Traditional
  • Herencia Latina | Paco Peña
  • Media Naranja | Ronaldo Baca
  • Ida y Vuelta | Ronaldo Baca
  • Danza Mia | Ronaldo Baca
  • Besama Ya | Ronaldo Baca
  • Acurrucao | Amir Haddad
  • Farruca | Anonymous
  • Rondeña | Niño Ricardo
  • Alegrias | Traditional

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Past Events

November 25, 2021 • Hotel Event
Thu5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Santa Fe, NM
October 18, 2021 • Funeral
Mon9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Santa Fe, NM
October 17, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Corrales, NM
September 25, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Angel Fire, NM
August 29, 2020 • Wedding
Sat3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Albuquerque, NM
July 14, 2020 • Private Party
Tue6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Santa Fe, NM
December 21, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Santa Fe, NM
December 12, 2019 • Community Event
Thu4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Santa Fe, NM
October 11, 2019 • Wedding Reception
Fri5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Santa Fe, NM
September 1, 2019 • Wedding Reception
Sun4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Albuquerque, NM
July 19, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Fri3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Santa Fe, NM
June 23, 2019 • Anniversary Party
Sun11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Santa Fe, NM

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