New Album Redshift out in January 2020!
Trumpeter Josh Deutsch and guitarist Nico Soffiato have been playing together as a duo since 2006, when they met in Boston. Over the years the musical relationship born through this collaboration resulted in a set of music composed specifically for this ensemble, including several co-written works. Josh and Nico have created a book of original music borrowing from some of their favorite classical, jazz and pop ideals. The music ranges from electronic loops to entirely acoustic pieces, balancing carefully crafted compositions with space for exciting improvisations and interaction.
Their third album Redshift features two great drummers of the New York scene: Allison Miller and Dan Weiss. It’s due to be released in January 2020 by the Italian label nusica.org
They perform regularly in the New York City area and have toured the West Coast and Italy. The have also given master classes in music schools and universities in the US and Italy.
Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Josh Deutsch is a unique voice on New York City’s contemporary music scene, where he performs regularly as a leader and sideman. He is also known nationally and internationally through performances around the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Asia.
Deutsch plays regularly and has recorded with Argentinian singer/composer Sofia Rei, Grammy-winning Mexican singer Lila Downs, the Grammy-winning Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Pedro Giraudo’s Expansions Big Band, Venezuelan guitarist/singer Juancho Herrera, Hungarian singer Nikolett Pankovits, Israeli singer/pianist Noa Fort, Australian soul/funk band The Hipstones, and Colombian folkloric band Grupo Rebolu. He has performed with Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Duke Ellington Big Band directed by Victor Goines.
He has presented his own projects at Dave Douglas’s Festival of New Trumpet Music, as well as at the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle and the Outpost Summer Music Festival in Albuquerque and appeared at such leading venues in the U.S. as Carnegie Hall, The Jazz Standard, Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Blue Note, The Jazz Gallery and The Stone in New York City and SF Jazz and Yoshi’s in California.
Nico Soffiato is an Italian guitarist, composer and educator. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2007, he made his home in Brooklyn. A versatile player, Nico finds himself playing in various jazz and experimental groups such as his duo with Grammy-winning trumpet player Josh Deutsch, Paradigm Refrain with Anti Label recording artist Marco Buccelli, and Dogwood. As a member of the New York music scene for over a decade, Nico has been part of the collective Out Of your Head Brooklyn, whose members included Gerald Cleaver, Michael Attias, Tony Malaby, Kirk Knuffke, and many others. He also plays in Innocent When You Dream, Aaron Schragge’s ensemble that reimagines the music of Tom Waits.
He had played nationally and internationally, presenting his music at renowned festivals like Dave Douglas’s FONT Festival, Sile Jazz Festival, Padova Jazz Festival and more.
What people are saying about "Reverse Angle" so far:
"While guests, instrument changes, recognizable material, and intriguing structural devices all contribute to the success of this recording, the album's strongest selling point is simply the relationship between Deutsch and Soffiato. There's a comfort level in their exchanges that makes this music a pleasure to behold, regardless of complexity or intensity." – D. Bilawsky, All About Jazz
"Trumpeter Josh Deutsch and guitarist Nico Soffiato take an invigorating approach to melody an harmony on their second outing, Reverse Angle, displaying an impressive command of diverse styles and textures...Through solid arrangements, bold colors and excellent harmonic balance, Deutsch and Soffiato make Reverse Angle truly memorable". – T. Holmes, The New York City Jazz Record
"On Time Gels #3, Mr. Soffiato plays some elegant, laid-back wha wha guitar...which sounds charming with mr. Deutsch lovely, somber trumpet...Gershwin's classic Someone to Watch Over Me is also done with sublime, austere elegance...It is nice for a change to listen to a disc which is melodic, somewhat haunting and tastefully played." – B. Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery.
“High energy and filled with musical intuition… two very inspired musicians” – B Pollaci, Anima Jazz
"Good for lovers of old jazz... one of those rare records to which anyone would return to" – E. Garzia, Percorsi Musicali
"A dialogue mostly whispered, where the guitar...reveals its most intimate, warm and reassuring side, and the trumpet moves sinuously and lyrically, in a respectful interplay." - Vincenzo Roggero, All About Jazz Italia
Drummer, composer, and bandleader Allison Miller is a boundary-pushing performer known for her adventurous approach to post-bop and modern creative jazz. Arriving on the New York scene in the late '90s, Miller has played with a diverse range of performers from Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant Brandi Carlile and Pino Daniele to Marty Ehrlich, Joel Harrison, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. She has toured nationally and internationally and played the biggest names in jazz and beyond. Sha was named twice “Rising Star Drummer” by DownBeat Magazine. She’s a professor at the New School.
Shifting Foundation grantee Dan Weiss has been hailed as one of the top five jazz drummers in The New York Times, and his large ensemble recording "Fourteen" made the top ten list of their best recordings of 2014. Weiss’s innovative drumming and forward thinking compositions have been pushing musical limits for years. His newest project features Craig Taborn, Matt Mitchell, Ben Monder, and Trevor Dunn and is an amalgam of jazz, metal, and new music. Weiss was named 'The Top Up and Coming Percussionist' 2 years in a row in the 60th and 61st annual Downbeat's Critic's Poll and earned a spot in Modern Drummer’s coveted Top 5 Jazz Drummers of 2014.
He is internationally renowned and tours and records with some of the most important jazz artists.
Gymnopedie #1, Live at Caffe Vivaldi, New York.
Time Gels, Live at Eagans, Seattle.
Vogare, Live at U-Man, Italy.
Vogare, Live at Branded, Brooklyn.
Live Recording at U-Man, published by BlattaBlu Records.
Recorded by Federico Robol on 11/24/11 at U-Man, Italy.