A Southern California native, Elliot Deutsch is quickly making a name for himself on the L.A. jazz scene as a bandleader, arranger and composer. Elliot Deutsch approaches big band music with a fresh and youthful perspective, merging contemporary harmony and modern grooves with classic textures and unbridled energy. This sound has earned him associations with some of the biggest names in the industry. Elliot Deutsch Big Band has appeared with such greats as Van Alexander, Patrick Williams, Sammy Nestico, Bill Holman, Ron Stout, Tierney Sutton, and Cheryl Bentyne.
Deutsch is also an active arranger, writing music for Bill Watrous, Laura Dickinson, Dave Damiani, Jane Monheit, and many others.
Elliot Deutsch Big Band recently released their second album, The Push!
2013 ASCAP/Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
2012 ASMAC/Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition, 1st
2011 ASMAC/Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition, 3rd
Deutsch brings the same sort of fresh perspective and exuberance that
Connick Jr. displays in the late 1980's. Weeknight Music is brilliant,
a healthy look forward with clear reminiscence on where Jazz came from; all
from a young man who sports what may be one of the brightest young
talents in Jazz.
-Wildy Haskell (Wildy's World)
According to Deutsch's bio, he has performed with Solomon Burke, Bobby
Rodriguez' Latin Jazz Band, B.B. King, Lalo Schifrin and Kenny Burrell,
others, none of which would lead one to anticipate a big-band date as
captivating and resourceful as Weeknight Music
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
M.M. from California State University Long Beach in Jazz Studies
B.A. from UCLA in Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies
I previously held a staff position at Caltech, teaching Jazz Improvisation, and
directing the Caltech Monday Jazz Band.
I am available to teach private lessons in Trumpet, Jazz Improvisation, and Jazz
arranging and composition.