- 12/16/17 Deanna Witkowski Trio in New York, NY at Via Brasil
- 12/29/17 Deanna Witkowski Trio in New York, NY at Via Brasil
New album! Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns
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Deanna’s song, “We Belong to God,” wins an award!Deanna's song, We Belong to God is the winner of the 2017 Hymn Tune Search by The Hymn Society in the US and Canada.
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Just in time for Thanksgiving: Here’s the fourth entry in my hymn history co-blog with author and activist, Pam McAllister. We’re exploring the history of each of the hymns on Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns. This week, we look at the … Continue reading
Here’s the third installment in my hymn history co-blog with author and activist, Pam McAllister. We’re exploring the history of each of the hymns on Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns. Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns by Deanna Witkowski … Continue reading
When my trio recorded our new album, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns, we also recorded 11- yes, 11- additional tracks. I’ve just released three of them- two with guest vocalist Sarah Kervin- on a new “EP”: Love Came … Continue reading
Here’s the second installment in my hymn history co-blog with author and activist, Pam McAllister. Pam and I are exploring the background of each of the hymns on my new recording, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns. Makes the … Continue reading
After recording all of the jazz hymn arrangements on Makes the Heart to Sing, I knew that I wanted to spend some time learning a bit about the history of each hymn tune. I immediately thought of my friend, author … Continue reading
This morning I found out that my song, “We Belong to God,” won The Hymn Society’s contest calling for new settings of Psalm 100. I’ve written about thirty psalm settings, and this one is one of my favorites (there are … Continue reading
I’m happy to be writing while looking out at trees in my mom’s backyard in upstate New York. There are so many logistics with the new album- and with upcoming tours and performances- that I am grateful for the opportunity … Continue reading
On March 9 and 10, my trio (Daniel Foose and Scott Latzky) laid down 24 tracks at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn. 14 of the tunes are instrumental- mainly arrangements of 17th and 18th century hymn tunes- and 9 additional originals … Continue reading
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