Claudio's performance career started at an early age in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After establishing himself professionally as a guitarist, he started playing with one of Argentina's top composers and musicians of the time, Rodolfo Mederos. With Mederos and Generación Cero, Claudio learned the traits of being a real professional musician. From recording sessions for Films directed by Sergio Renán and other top Argentinean film makers, to performing and collaborating with national legends such as Litto Nebbia and Luis Alberto Spinetta, to playing in front of thousands of people in sold out concerts and festivals throughout the country, Claudio learned early on that in order to be a real professional you need to be able to be a COMPLETE MUSICIAN, play, write, read, orchestrate, produce and more.
After moving to the US to study at Berklee College of Music, Claudio continued his career doing recording sessions, teaching privately, writing music for TV and playing the Boston area with some of the top players of his time. People like Danilo Perez, Rachel Z, Antonio Sanchez, Alon Yavnai, Marty Richards, Bruce Bartlett and so many other amazing musicians. Around this time he got The Boston Music Awards with his band "Ananda".
In the 90's Claudio's career really started to pick up both as a Film & Television composer as well as
His collaboration for more than fifteen years with Astor Piazzolla's pianist Pablo Ziegler took Claudio to another level and won him a GRAMMY for the record "Jazz Tango". Performances included those at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and other top recital halls, plus International Festivals all over the world always playing with people of the caliber of Yo Yo Ma, Regina Carter, Branford Marsalis, Stefon Harris, Randy Brecker, Kenny Garrett, Gary Burton, Dave Samuels, Paquito D'Rivera, Joe Lovano, Gil Goldstein, Richard Galeano and so many more.
Today Claudio performs regularly with Pablo Ziegler as well as with his own group; he also keeps busy writing music for Film, TV and other media and teaches Film Composition at Berklee.
Performances with Pablo Ziegler
Claudio Ragazzi Quintet
Ragazzi Michelín Duo
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