"Elliot Deutsch is a top-notch arranger." Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene
"[Deutsch] brings the same sort of fresh perspective and exuberance that Harry Connick Jr. displayed in the late 1980's." Wildy Haskel, Wildy's World
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 27, 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.
As a composer, Deutsch is using his big band to showcase his own original charts and inspired new arrangements of fondly remembered classics. Outside the band, Deutsch has held staff positions in the Caltech Music Department, directing the Caltech Monday Jazz Band and teaching jazz improvisation.
Elliot Deutsch received his Master of Music from CSU Long Beach in 2008, and has studied trumpet under Bobby Rodriguez, Ron Stout, Jeff Jarvis, and William Bing. Armed with strong fundamentals, a unique voice, and a desire to reach fans of jazz both old and new, Elliot Deutsch is delivering a fresh new big band sound to L.A. and beyond.