As a member of BMI since 1985, Brad Dutz has produced thirty seven albums as a leader and composed the entire body of
music on more than twenty five of those projects. In 1990 Dutz started his composition studies of multiple scores mainly of
20th century music. He has studied with composers such as Terry Plumeri, Ron Jones, Russell Steinberg. In addition to CD
projects he has composed for Dance companies, Theatre, Documentaries (including Shirkers 2018), Movies, and Silent
Films. Over the last twenty years, his compositions have been featured on numerous CD releases. 2019 saw the sixth
release;’”Dispose of Reality“’ of his quartet project that is now in its 17 th year. This ensemble showcases the unique
combination of mallet percussion, oboe, cello, and bass clarinet and has performed on prestigious stages such as the Angel
City Jazz Festival, Boston Court, and The REDCAT Theatre.
Other recent ensembles include - The Other Three (Kim Richmond, John Fumo), Obliteration Quartet(Found objects for
percussionists), and duo CDs with woodwind artists Vinny Golia ,Jasper Dutz, percussionists Dr. Rich Macdonald and Chris
Wabich (with guests- Ben Wendel, Alex Acuna & Emil Richards).
He has recorded more than 270 CDs as a sideman for a variety of artists including Scott Henderson, Steve Smith, Phil
Woods, Carl Saunders, Alanis Morrissette, Kim Richmond, Willie Nelson, Bear McCreary, Bill Cunliffe, Bevan Manson,
Scott Kinsey, Kat Edmonson, Kiss, David Benoit, Phil Norman, Grant Geissman, Jeff Berlin, Scott Whitfield, Dennis Dreith,
Phil Woods ,Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, Leo Kottke, Ricki Lee Jones, Michael Wolff, Mark Masters, Steve Owen,
Ron Jones, Michael Waldrop, Nels Cline and many others.
In November 2019 Dutz presented his 1st comic opera at SUNSPACE in Shadow Hills,CA. written with NOEL RHODES,
“ITS A SQUIRRELS WORLD”.
As an educator, Brad was on the percussion faculty at Cal State Long Beach from 1997-2020 Taught world percussion at
JEFFERSON elementary school 2016-2020 .. He has conducted hundreds of clinics at colleges and high schools on a
variety of topics and in 1995 was featured on four video lessons (“‘Have Fun Playing Percussion) teaching newcomers
about hand percussion for Warner Bros. He also has two lessons available for download on
https://www.mymusicmasterclass.com/premiumvideos/brad- dutz-blending-electronic-acoustic-percussion-masterclass/ My Music
Masterclass. Dutz was also selected on twelve different years to perform and present at the International Convention for the
Percussive Arts Society. Brad wrote a monthly column for Drum Magazine on hand percussion and he has written four
books full of his compositions: Manipulations In Sound And Time, Practicing Music on Hand Percussion, and Percussion
Pieces For Duos, Trios and Quartets, and Duets with WABICH.