The Story Behind Raindrop- Part 2

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

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Great review of Raindrop in Rochester City Newspaper

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

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The Story Behind Raindrop- Part 1

Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin has been out for almost two weeks now, and I’m starting to receive comments from listeners. One friend emailed me and said, “What a beauty! Your playing touches my heart and calms me. The first note, … Continue reading

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The New Album Raindrop is Here!

Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin, my new solo piano album, is now officially available here, as well as at iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby! Mark your calendars for the official New York record release concert on Saturday, December 6 at 8 … Continue reading

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Jazz Appreciation Month!

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (or, as the Jazz Journalists Association calls it, JazzApril)! Here are some thoughts from my April e-newsletter on ways to celebrate. Post a comment with your own ideas! 1. Attend a live performance (visit my website … Continue reading

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It took awhile, but I finally made it to the Carolinas (or, Deanna the Road Warrior)

Last weekend I returned to New York from a week-long tour in North and South Carolina. The trip was wonderful once I arrived: I played at four colleges, one conference, and gave two house concerts, and met a ton of … Continue reading

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Beauty shows up

I have been feeling particularly blessed lately. It seems that everywhere I turn, beauty is showing up (perhaps more accurately, beauty is always there, and I’m just paying more attention), both in people and in new musical situations. Here is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the official website of pianist and composer Deanna Witkowski.

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