Elliot Deutsch is quickly becoming one of Los Angeles’ busiest arrangers. He has written music for countless artists including Arturo Sandoval, Take 6, Jane Monheit, Lalo Schiffrin, the Kennedy Center Jazz Orchestra and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. In addition, Deutsch has written for numerous Los Angeles area artists including Mark Blake, LC Powell, and Dave Damiani. He recently wrote four arrangements for symphony orchestra for the US Air Force Band of the Golden West.
Deutsch has led his own big band since 2006 (and writes all of the music). He has released three CDs under his own name.
Elliot Deutsch has a M.M. in Jazz Studies from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB and a B.A. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA. He has served on the faculties of Cal Poly Pomona and Long Beach City College.
After twice winning their big band composing competition (2011, 2012), Deutsch joined ASMAC’s Board of Directors (American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers). He also served shortly as the organization’s Vice President. Elliot returns to the Board of Directors for 2024–2025.
Elliot Deutsch has played trumpet for 25 years, and has studied with Bill Bing, Bobby Rodriguez, Ron Stout, and Jeff Jarvis. He performs regularly with his big band and brass quartet as well as playing at numerous weddings and events with Fine Artists Entertainment’s That Vibe. He has toured with Solomon Burke (R&B), Pato Banton (Reggae), Urban Renewal Project (Jazz/Hip Hop), and The Mutaytor (Electro Funk). Deutsch has played hundreds of gigs with local jazz bands and salsa bands.