Ronaldo Baca (Latin, Classical, Jazz, Christmas)

Guitar from Santa Fe, NM - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $3000 per event
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About
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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Wedding

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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!

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Wedding Ceremony

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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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Ronaldo was excellent, very professional. He was very patient and accommodating, with the family, and guests, and delighted everyone with his guitar playing. Will definitely recommend to friends, and will hire again if I have a need for a kickass guitarist.

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Ronaldo was a true professional and VERY accommodating. We had a last minute change of venue (due to weather) and he graciously made the extra drive to be there on time. Additionally, he agreed to perform the musical accompaniment for a song that one of our guests sang. This was also rather impromptu. The duo was a really touching moment, and many many guests complimented us on his performance. I would highly recommend him, he's one of the best!

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Celebration

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Renaldo is the consumate professional. His music filled the air with sounds that all the guests (55people)and the staff at the venue. The addition of Renaldo to our gathering was truly exceptional. One of my guests was has a masters degree in music and he complimented Renaldo on his very fine expertise. If any of you, that read this short message, would aspire to have a talented classic guitarist perform for your event; his name is "Renaldo Baca" Fantastic job Renaldo and again thank you very much! Regards Dan

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Graduation Party

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Ronaldo Baca is an excellent artist/performer. Everyone enjoyed his music. He was not allowed to use his P.A. system at the restaurant so by using only his amp some guests couldn't hear his music as well as the guests at closer range, plus there were 2 small waterfalls on. The party was perfect and Ronaldo Baca definitely made it that much better. My son, the graduate, totally enjoyed his performance. I'm glad I was able to book him, and I hope to hear his exquisite guitar again.

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Wedding Reception

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Ronaldo made our wedding so festive. He is exceptionally talented and personable. I can't recommend him highly enough. He was just awesome.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Ronaldo was simply lovely for our intimate family wedding! Beautiful guitarist and part of the family!

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Ronaldo Baca (Latin, Classical, Jazz, Christmas)’s Response:

Such a joy to play for you all! You guys are awesome! Thank you for everything! Beautiful wedding! Many blessings to your marriage!

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Anniversary Party

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Very satisfied.

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Ronaldo Baca (Latin, Classical, Jazz, Christmas)’s Response:

Thank you, sir! It is a great pleasure to know you! - Ronaldo

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Fundraiser

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Ronaldo exceeding all expectations and is extremely talented. I highly recommend him and will be referring him as often as possible

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Ronaldo Baca (Latin, Classical, Jazz, Christmas)’s Response:

Thank you again, Scott! A pleasure to work with you all! Such professionalism!

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2019
Dec
21
Wedding Ceremony
Santa Fe, NM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Aug
29
Wedding
Albuquerque, NM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Oct
11
Wedding Reception
Santa Fe, NM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Sep
1
Wedding Reception
Albuquerque, NM
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Jul
19
Wedding Ceremony
Santa Fe, NM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Jun
23
Anniversary Party
Santa Fe, NM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
2019
May
15
Fundraiser
Santa Fe, NM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2019
May
14
Fundraiser
Albuquerque, NM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2019
Apr
12
Corporate Function
Santa Fe, NM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Dec
29
Private Party
Santa Fe, NM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Dec
14
Corporate Function
Santa Fe, NM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Nov
10
Wedding Ceremony
Santa Fe, NM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Sep
26
Concert
Albuquerque, NM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Sep
8
Wedding
Santa Fe, NM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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
Guitar
Latin Singer
Classical Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Latin Guitar
Jazz One Man Band
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Ronaldo Baca (Latin, Classical, Jazz, Christmas) will also travel to Espanola, Truchas, Glorieta, Lamy, Los Alamos, Cerrillos, Pecos, Tererro, Cochiti Pueblo, Cochiti Lake, Pena Blanca, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Santa Cruz, Tesuque, Ilfeld, Chimayo, Alcalde, San Juan Pueblo, Montezuma, San Jose, Hernandez, San Miguel, Stanley, Medanales, Ribera, Embudo, Cordova, Ledoux, Canones, Bernalillo.
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