- 1/28/18 Deanna Witkowski Trio in Richmond, VA at St. John’s Episcopal Church
- 2/06/18 Deanna is part of a pre-concert panel on Mary Lou Williams in New York, NY at Peter Jay Sharpe Theater
New album! Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns
Nossa Senhora Suite: Afro-Brazilian ritual music and jazz
Read about Deanna's 2018 Brazilian project, the Nossa Senhora Suite, her fellowship in Bahia, and how you can make a tax-deductible contribution through the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
New England Carol Contest win!
Deanna's SATB setting of G.K. Chesterton's "A Christmas Carol" is the winner of the 2017 New England Carol Contest sponsored by ChoralArt. The piece will be premiered by the ChoralArt Camerata at their Sunday, January 7 concert, "An Epiphany Celebration," in Portland, Maine.
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Author Archives: Deanna
I’m so excited to have my first full writeup in a major Brazilian newspaper (plus, I can read the Portuguese). I’ll provide a translation soon- for now, here is a link to Luiz Orlando Carneiro’s review in Jornal do Brasil. … Continue reading
Over the fourth of July weekend, a great review of Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin came in at Richard Kamins’ Step Tempest. Check it out here. Yesterday, my first installment of a new monthly column on improvisation, Stepping Off the Page, … Continue reading
**June 12 update: Yesterday morning, I visited BMI’s New York offices with one other representative from the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. We hand-delivered our petition- with over 1000 of your signatures- at a sit down meeting with Patrick Cook and Charlie … Continue reading
As a pianist, I’ve entered a fair share of music competitions. Some were in junior high and high school, on both piano and flute; some were college auditions. Some were professional: in 2002, I won the Great American Jazz Piano … Continue reading
My birthday is coming up on March 20. It’s a date that I share with other piano luminaries including Harold Mabern, Larry Harlow, and Marian McPartland. In 2003, I recorded a Piano Jazz episode with Marian that occurred just days before … Continue reading