Rale Micic
Gig Seeker Pro

Rale Micic


Band Jazz


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos


The best kept secret in music


""Micic is a subtle, intelligent player who echoes the likes of Jim Hall.""

by Mitch Myers, June 2006 - DOWNBEAT

""Serbia is a lyrical, tightly wound affair that rarely rises above a whisper, but weaves a dreamy spell.""

by Stephen Latessa - May 2006 - All About Jazz

""The New York jazz scene, and by extension jazz’s modern mainstream, has Rale Micic to thank for a portion of its continued growth.""

Jim Santella, March 2006 - All About Jazz

""Micic is a fairly traditional player, favoring a classic clean tone and a smoothly unfolding, melodic solo style. His tunes are, however, harmonically adventurous and the quintet plays them with great conviction and ensemble power.""

J. Weiner, 2004 - All About Jazz


As a leader
'Bridges' Rale Micic Quintet (2003 CTA Records)
'Serbia' (release scheduled for Spring 2006)

As a producer
'Out Of The Darkness' Riley Bandy Quartet featuring Greg Tardy
'Introducing Alma' Alma Micic

Bronx Music, Vol. 1 (2005 BronxNet)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, guitarist and composer Rale Micic (pron. Rah-Leh Mee-chee-ch) skillfully fuses culture with timeless jazz. Rale has come a long way --- from a young boy struggling to have his music heard on the European jazz scene to being one of the most original guitarists in New York City today.

With his debut album 'Bridges' released on CTA Records in 2003, Rale Micic created quite a following among music fans with his mix of jazz and haunting melodies from the Balkans. On his latest release entitled Serbia, scheduled for release in spring 2006 on CTA Records, Micic establishes himself as one of the most inventive voices on the music scene today. He is joined by renowned Grammy-nominated trumpet player Tom Harrell, Bob Reynolds on tenor, Sean Conly on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums.

In 1995, Rale migrated to the United States upon receiving a scholarship from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He has studied with notable professors such as George Garzone, Hal Crook, John Thomas and Bob Brookmeyer. Under the mentorship of legendary guitarist Mick Goodrick (instructor to guitarists Pat Metheny and John Scofield), Rale’s playing and composition skills flourished. Upon graduating in 2000, Rale moved to New York City and formed the Rale Micic Quintet.

Rale Micic recently signed an endorsement deal with D'Addario strings, joining the likes of guitarists Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Lenny Kravitz.