Elliot Deutsch is a composer and arranger, specializing in modern, accessible large ensemble jazz. He has made a name for himself throughout the Los Angeles area by presenting his unique take on the art form through incomparably talented big band.
Deutsch has written arrangements for numerous artists including Arturo Sandoval, ACCENT, Martina McBride, Laura Dickinson, Cheryl Bentyne, Max Weinberg, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Kennedy Center Jazz Orchestra, and the US Air Force Band of the Golden West. He was the primary arranger for Sasha's Bloc, writing arrangements featuring several guest artists including Jane Monheit, Alvin Chea, and Take 6. Deutsch has served on the faculties of Long Beach City College and Cal Poly Pomona and was Vice President of ASMAC (American Society of Arrangers and Composers).
Deutsch has conducted orchestras for Seal, Calabria Foti, and Sasha's Bloc.
One of the young stars in the field of jazz composing and arranging”, Bill Holman (NEA Jazz Master)
Elliot Deutsch is a superb musician and his band swings like crazy”, Patrick Williams
Elliot Deutsch is available to write or arrange music for any ensemble. Recent clients include John Clayton, Martina McBride, Sacha's Bloc, and Valley College. For inquiries, email Elliot directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the ensemble (jazz orchestra, SSA plus piano, brass quintet, etc.) and the deadline as well as a description of the piece you would like written.
Elliot Deutsch has written dozens of arrangements and compositions for big band and 9-piece jazz band. These are available for purchase.
Big Band (16 and 17 piece jazz band)
Big Band and vocals