Elliot Deutsch Big Band

Elliot Deutsch Big Band

 Pasadena, California, USA
BandJazz

The Elliot Deutsch Big Band is the youngest, boldest, and hardest swinging big band in Los Angeles. Featuring all original compositions and 17 of the hottest young professionals in jazz, the Elliot Deutsch Big Band has a unique and exciting sound all its own.

Biography

The Elliot Deutsch Big Band is the youngest, boldest, and hardest swinging big band in Los Angeles. Featuring all original compositions and 17 of the hottest young professionals in jazz, the Elliot Deutsch Big Band has a unique and exciting sound all its own.

Every Elliot Deutsch Big Band performance is an exclusive ticket to the newest live jazz on the scene. Formed in 2007, the group plays with a slick and contemporary style built on a solid foundation of hard swing. With tunes written to be both accessible and complex, the music impresses casual listeners and jazz experts alike. While many big bands are limited by playing only classic material, the Elliot Deutsch Big Band prides itself on playing only original charts and daring new arrangements penned by Deutsch and contributing band members.

All the players are up-and-coming young musicians, who take pride and ownership in their distinctive big band sound. That means louder fortes, riskier solos, and a high energy that won't quit.
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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.

Fresh into the jazz market, 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.

The band's debut album, Weeknight Music, was released in May 2009 and features 11 original tracks including a playful reinvention of “Cheek to Cheek,” the lush ballad, “Coffee Time,” and the hard driving blues, “The Jury’s Out.”

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The brightest new jazz orchestra in Southern California" - Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

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)

Discography

Weeknight Music (2009) - Full length album

Set List

Sets are generally 25-90 minutes in length.