Author Archives: Deanna

Raindrop: Improvisações com Chopin

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

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Stepping Off the Page…and a new review of Raindrop

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

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End of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop???

**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

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Glistening Lily: A Resurrected Choral Work

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

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Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz from 2003: Birthday memories

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

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