Jessica Hana Deutsch is an in-demand violinist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer in Toronto's music scene. She is incredibly versatile, sounding equally comfortable in Afro Cuban, Klezmer, Brazilian, classical, and Arabic music. She grew up in a musical family, with her three older siblings and parents always playing chamber music in the house. She currently plays a violin inherited from her grandmother who was a semi-professional violinist. Classically-trained from the age of 3 and a three-time national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition, Deutsch studied with Mark Skazinetsky (assistant concertmaster of the TSO).
She currently leads and composes the music for her band Ozere, which mixes classical chamber music with world folk styles. Her third album, Traces, is set for a January 2020 release. Her second album, Finding Anyplace, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award (2015) and was produced by JUNO Award-winning producer David Travers-Smith. She is a busy sidewoman and recording artist in Toronto with many artists including Leif Vollebekk, Tyler Shaw, Jayme Stone, Ventanas, Beyond the Pale, the Canadian Arabic Orchestra, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Doomsquad, Cris Derken's Orchestral Pow Wow, Selcuk Suna, Chloe Sainte-Marie, the Boxcar Boys, Itamar Erez, Ron Davis, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, and Lenka Lichtenberg. She is also an in-demand string arranger and composer, fusing elements of classical, folk, electronic, jazz and improvisation.