Percussionist Brad Dutz started to study music at age seven. After high school, he studied at the University of North Texas and Berklee college of music, then in 1982 he moved to Los Angeles and began freelancing. In 1984 he joined Maynard Ferguson and toured the country. In addition to his numerous solo CDs he has co-produced twelve other albums and played as a sideman on over 250 titles. He brings his most unique percussion instruments to sessions in order to create new sounds.
Every year he travels to colleges and stores to do clinics and concerts about hand percussion and mallets. Since becoming a member of the part-time faculty of Cal State Long Beach, Brad has written three books: “Practicing music on hand percussion”, “Manipulations in time”, and “Duos, Trios, and Quartets for percussion".
His debut release on Rattle is the brilliant but sadly overlooked masterwork, Peripheral Hearing.