- 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.
Watch the new video!
February news: I’ve received a residency fellowship from the Sacatar Institute in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil! I’ll be spending two months at Sacatar (dates TBA) to work on my new Brazilian project, the Nossa Senhora Suite. Nossa Senhora Suite merges Afro-Brazilian … Continue reading
UPDATE (12/31/16): We didn’t make it to the finals, but very much appreciated your support. It was great to reconnect with many of you! Thanks to your votes, WE MADE IT TO THE SEMIFINAL ROUND! We now need your new … Continue reading
Earlier this week, I attended an awards ceremony at the Metropolitan Room in NYC for the fourth annual Hot House Fans Decision Jazz Award. I was one of five pianists nominated in the piano category. Pianist/composer/record label owner Randy Klein … Continue reading
[UPDATE: Click HERE to watch video of the piece! Sheet music is now available at my sheet music store.] I’m excited to announce that my SSAA setting of the Rabindranath Tagore poem, “Where Shadow Chases Light,” is the newly named … Continue reading
Last month I began a 10-day tour in the South (Hattiesburg, MS and New Orleans) with my trio, and then flew north to Chicago to work with the Wheaton College Women’s Chorale. I accompanied the chorale on the second-ever performance of my … Continue reading
Back in 2009, I wrote an entry on my old “Renewing Presence” blog about walking a labyrinth at a retreat center in Stony Point, NY. That walk reminded me of a Denise Levertov poem, ‘I learned that her name was … Continue reading
Happy March! I’m super ready for spring (which also coincides with my birthday), as well as for a bunch of out-of-town performances (see calendar) that will take me to Raleigh, NC; Hattiesburg, MS; New Orleans; and Chicago. For those of … Continue reading
Last month was conference central, with my trio performing in Louisville at the Jazz Education Network conference, followed by showcases at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York. We capped everything off with a great gig at … Continue reading
Happy New Year! I spent most of December 2015 gearing up for a jam-packed January 2016. Here’s where my trio will be performing this month (in Louisville, KY and in NYC): In Louisville, KY: •Sat, Jan 9 at 5 pm: … Continue reading
A couple of years ago, I posted a series of solo piano performances live from my living room on YouTube. Here’s my samba version of the perennial holiday hit, “Frosty the Snowman.” Enjoy, and happy holidays!