Elliot Deutsch has been a fixture of the Los Angeles Jazz scene since 2006, presenting his unique, exciting, and boisterous take on the art form. With two albums under his belt, and a third in its final stages, Elliot is proud to showcase his new big band sound.
The program for May 8th will include Elliot’s award-winning arrangement of Pure Imagination, The Push, as well as several new pieces he wrote for youtube series “Live, Un-Edited Studio Performances.” Deutsch will also be premiering several never-before-performed compositions from his new, unreleased album. These include a series of politically themed, instrumental pieces with titles such as “Repeal and Replace,” “The Great Wall,” and “Fake News.”
“Bringing my big band into its twelfth year, I decided that it is time for a change. I recently put over thirty of my pieces into retirement, allowing me to focus on a modern, funky sound. This change has allowed me to present a clear vision of the present and future of large ensemble music, and to establish my unique voice as a composer. I am extremely fortunate to have some of the very best players Los Angeles has to offer. This will be a momentous night of music.”
Elliot Deutsch has written arrangements for numerous artists including Arturo Sandoval, Take 6, Cheryl Bentyne, Max Weinberg, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center Jazz Orchestra. Deutsch has recently arranged all of the songs for soon-to-be-released projects by crooner Mark Blake, and vintage jazz band Sasha’s Bloc. As a trumpeter, Deutsch has toured internationally with Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Solomon Burke, The Urban Renewal Project, and others. He performs weekly with Fine Artist Entertainment’s That Vibe. 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). He earned his Master of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory at CSULB, and his BA from UCLA. His prior releases include “The Push!” in 2014, and “Weeknight Music” in 2009.
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