- 4/09/18 - 6/04/18 Artist residency in Itaparica, Bahia at Sacatar Institute
- 6/13/18 - 6/15/18 Deanna is a composition fellow in Newport Beach, CA at Choral Arts Initiative PREMIERE/Project Festival
Nossa Senhora Suite: Deanna in Brazil!
From April 9-June 4, Deanna will be at the Sacatar Institute in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil doing research for her new project, the Nossa Senhora Suite. Learn more- along with how you can make a tax-deductible contribution through the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns
Watch a choral premiere!
Watch the new video!
Author Archives: Deanna
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
Tomorrow is my final day of immersion in the world of music-theater at New Dramatists, a New York institution that offers many practical resources to emerging playwrights. 2015 marks the thirtieth year that New Dramatists has offered a Composer-Librettist Studio … Continue reading
Here is part two of a recent interview on Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin with Jeff Tamarkin, associate editor of JazzTimes. To read part one, click here. JT: The other factor here is Brazilian music. What is the relationship between Chopin and … Continue reading
Just in: this great review of Raindrop from Rochester City Newspaper’s Ron Netsky. See the original review here. ALBUM REVIEW: Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin By Ron Netsky If ever there was an album that transcends genres, it’s Deanna Witkowski’s gorgeous new … Continue reading