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Mentor Brad Dutz stands in front of his percussion instruments.



Percussionist BRAD DUTZ has been a fixture of the Los Angeles music scene since his arrival in 1982.  A versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader, Mr. Dutz has recorded 34 albums under his own name and appears on countless others as a sideman.  Twenty albums feature Brad’s compositions exclusively. Equally at home in jazz, classical, traditional, and avant-garde styles, he brings virtuosity and artistry to all musical situations, regardless of size, function, or genre. 


Trademarks of Brad's style include mastery of a vast array of percussion instruments, eclectic influences from experimental jazz to folk music from across the globe, and unexpected ensembles of high-level virtuosos in his community.  

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