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Zoe Cutler

is a multimedia weirdo based in Detroit, Michigan. Her work has been described as "Itchy and Scratchy meets James Bond" and "Can you write something easier for once?" Her primary instrument is the trombone, but she can play a mean slide whistle, and sometimes pretends to be a whole brass quintet on YouTube. She is a member of free improvisation group CCdT and the Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra.


Zoe Cutler's arrangements and compositions are published by Zoe's Sounds Publishing (ASCAP). Her work has been commissioned by Diversify the Stand, Balaton Chamber Brass, and Timothy McAllister and Liz Ames, among others. She holds an M.M. in Trombone Performance from the University of Michigan and a B.M. in Trombone Performance and Jazz Arranging from Oberlin Conservatory. Her teachers have included trombonists Robin Eubanks, Lee Allen, David Jackson, and Jonathan Holtfreter, as well as writers Jay Ashby, Elizabeth Ogonek, and Ellen Rowe.

In her free time, she is a Coding Mentor at the MSU/Apple Developer Academy – Detroit. In her other free time, she tries a new hobby each week, from brewing to ceramics, in the hopes that someday something will pan out and she can quit trombone once and for all.


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