Primary Instrument: Trumpet
A Southern California native, Elliot Deutsch is quickly making a name for himself on the L.A. jazz scene as a bandleader, composer, and trumpeter. Since March 2007, Deutsch has led the 17-piece Elliot Deutsch Big Band, acting as its director, primary composer, and featured soloist. At 26, Deutsch is already an accomplished young trumpeter of diverse experience. He has toured internationally with Solomon Burke of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and played extensively with The Mutaytor, the Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz Orchestra, Pato Banton and the Mystic Roots, and the L.A. Jewish Symphony. Elliot has also worked with respected musicians including B.B. King, Lalo Schifrin, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Hubert Laws, Jon Faddis, and Jason Mraz....
According to Deutsch's bio, he has performed with Solomon Burke, Bobby Rodriguez' Latin Jazz Band, B.B. King, Lalo Schifrin and Kenny Burrell, among others, none of which would lead one to anticipate a big-band date as captivating and resourceful as Weeknight Music. But here it is, and Deutsch deserves a round of applause for marshaling (and recording) an ensemble of this caliber. -Jack Bowers (AllAboutJazz)
The Elliot Deutsch Big Band is one of the most exciting and innovative bands on the jazz scene today. This incredibly tight band, comprised of twenty something musicians, swing like seasoned pros but with a youthful heat that takes the audience on a wild ride. -Barbara Brighton (Producer of YAJS)
Great charts! Great players! An absolutely stunning band! -Ruth Price (Founder of The Jazz Bakery)
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
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.