Domagoy Ralasic – tenor, sax and clarinet

Domagoy is an internationally acknowledged jazz musician. He studied at Rotterdam Conservatory and the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.

He has worked, recorded and performed  with international jazz greats in the US, Brazil, Cuba and the UK; these  include Benny Bailey (Dizzy Gillespie), Quincy Jones, Herb Geller (Benny Goodman Big Band)  Clark Terry, Ronnie Cuber (Mingus Big Band, Randy Brecker Quintet), Martin Drew, Alvin Queen & N.H.O. Pedersen (latest Oscar Peterson’s Rhythm Section), Eddie Gomez, Omara Portuondo (the star of Buena Vista Social Club), Bryan Ferry, Gaynel Hodge (“Platters”), Chris Norman (of “Smokie”), Jimmy Woode (bassist of Duke Ellington), Shawn Monteiro, Al Foster (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins), Reggie Johnson (Art Blakey, Sarah Vaughan), Joe Pass, Doug Sides, Adrienne West and Paul Berner.

Domagoy featured at many of the European leading Jazz Festivals (Germany, France, Belgium, UK, The Netherlands)  and  renowned jazz clubs in Paris (with Gianno Basso, Danny Doriz, Alvin Queen) and in London.  In the US he performed at various festivals and at well-known jazz clubs including the Green Mill Jazz Club Chicago with Don Bennett and Jesse Davis (a 3-night Live Record presentation).

He teamed up to perform on a range of other critically acclaimed  albums including:
“The Bag is Packed”, with Benny Bailey/Timeless Records;
”Reaching for the Star”, Chicago 2000, with Don Bennett, Jesse Davis, Malachi Thompson;
“A Day in Manhattan” NYC 2002, Laika Records, with Al Foster and Reggie Workman.

Four quotes from a selection of international press reviews of  Domagoy’s albums tell the story:

A new name to remember – Jazz Cadence New York, …Deeply rooted in Chicago tenor sax school” – Chicago Sun-Times .. That  guy is really something – Jazz Journal London .. .Overtuigende expressie met zeggingskracht – Rotterdams Dagblad  (“Eloquent and compelling expression”).

He joined  the RTDP in 2010 and is fully conversant with the repertoire of the band to which he adds his extensive musical experience. He consolidates  the ‘sound’ of the band  by writing RTDP-specific arrangements focussed on the Golden Age of Jazz/Roaring Twenties and the Swing Era. It incorporates elements of big-band style, close harmony and classic jazz, sophisticated chord progression and rhythm patterns and pulsing bluesy riffs.

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