Deon CleanCutt, a multi-instrumentalist, is a highly proficient guitarist, bassist, producer and composer from Washington, District of Columbia. This distinguished musician has made his mark in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and the region, as the ‘go-to’ jazz guitarist who can accelerate any musical style. He is sought after for his artistic expression on guitar and bass, as well as his pleasing personality; appealing in all settings and genres.
Deon has released three independent studio albums that are appreciated worldwide as illustrated via his offerings on-line (cdbaby, sonicbids, etc.). The CDs are titled "CleanCutt", "I Like It" and "3rd Round".
His third and most recent CD "3rd Round" was released in April 2012 and illustrates his astute study and his accomplished diversity in all styles of jazz music. It also pays homage to his early career in boxing where he won many titles, including local, regional, national and U.S. Army championships. The combination of intense boxing and musical training, along with the study of all types of music gave birth to a new awareness and a deeper, more profound understanding of one's own ability to exceed normal limits. This has resulted in a greater appreciation for the power of music and its positive effect on everyday life - combining the mental, spiritual and physical forces into his performances.
Deon, a versatile and dynamic musical performer, has performed as a headliner and as an in-demand sideman at the U.S. Capitol, Caesar's Palace, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center, other venues and numerous jazz festivals. In a 2015 feature by CBS of The Sanctuaries, Washington DC, he was spotted on bass! Even though Jazz is his favorite, he has performed in many genres of music – Rock, Rock Musical, R&B, Oldies, Country, Classical, Go-Go, Reggae, Folk, and New Age.
Deon is a member of the Songwriter's Association of Washington (SAW), The Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), DC Blues Society and ASCAP. His music can be purchased on his website - www.deoncleancutt.com, ww.cdbaby.com, www.amazon.com and www.itunes.com. He can be reached at DeonCleancutt@aol.com for bookings.