The Steve Deutsch Ensemble

and other ensembles...

Tornado Watch — composed by Steve Deutsch

Steve Deutsch Ensemble:
Steve Deutsch: saxophone and flute, Mark Foglia: drums, Mark Holzinger: guitar, Michael Wilcox: bass, Susan Boggiano: videographer. Recorded at Birdland, Berkeley, California, July 17, 2011

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This is the Lafayette Studio Big Band that I play in, featuring on this date Steven Powell on vocal. An American Composer Memorial Concert to the fallen, September 11, 2014.

I played the flute solo on Besame Mucho two years ago with the Contra Contra Costa Jazz Band and Mazella Houston.

Lafayette Studio Big Band
— at Kunde Mountain Top Winery.
Count Basie wrote this tune dedicating it to his puppy dog Splanky.

A nice July day back in 2014 on the top of a mountain at Kunde Family Winery playing big band jazz for a wonderful wedding. 80 degrees, under a huge Oak Tree, 17 of my favorite musical friends doing what we love to do, play big band jazz classics. Allison Gomer on trombone and Steve Deutsch on flute. What a blast we had that day! Lafayette Studio Big Band. Hire us for your event! You'll be glad you did! — Steve Snyder

Hot Air Saxophone Quartet
Stardust (audio only)
Featuring Georgiana Kreiger on Alto and Soprano, Dan Willis on Alto, Steve Deutsch on Tenor and Bob Kaplan on Baritone. Four saxophones and nothing else but hot air. But when it’s all under the control of these experienced musicians, it’s magical.

Lafayette Studio Big Band, at Armando’s, Dec 18, 2015

I have been playing 1st tenor with Lafayette Studio Big Band for the last two years and it has been a wonderful experience. — Steve Deutsch

Jamming at Armando's on Blue Monday

Joe Sheeran and Friends play 'Waiting For My YaYa' at Armando's Blues Jam, with Steve Deutsch on tenor saxophone, Rikk Casavecchia, Barry Craig and others. January 27, 2014.

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Going Somewhere Fast: Steve Deutsch Ensemble

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Going Somewhere Fast, recorded by The Steve Deutsch Ensemble, took two years to complete and is the culmination of a lifelong dream. I wrote almost all of the music, and did all the artwork, photography, and layout for the CD and jacket sleeve.  I was also very lucky that Omar Sosa, the Cuban piano virtuoso, walked into my life for a while and left an indelible mark on the music.

The influences of Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington, Hermeto Pascaol, Milton Nascimento, Ali Akbar Khan and Wayne Shorter can be heard in this music and will be heard on my next CD as well. I have found the rhythms of Brazil, Cuba and India to be intoxicating and my compositions continue today to reflect this.

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