New album cover unveiled! Pre-orders still on! Gigs in NY, OH, and MN!

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 to escape the concrete jungle. Yesterday I saw two red cardinals and yellow finches that made repeat visits to the backyard bird feeder…

I’m also happy to unveil the album cover for Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns:

Thanks go to designer Tom Beckham, photographer Erika Kapin, and makeup artist Shelley Van Gage.

The digital album and sheet music e-book will be released in August; the physical CD will be released in October. You can pre-order any combination of these items ($10 for the digital album; $15 for the CD; $25 for the digital album/e-book combo; $30 for the physical CD/e-book combo) HERE at Bandcamp.

Pre-order Makes the Heart to Sing HERE!

Watch the promo video HERE!

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Pre-order Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns until June 15 (and watch a new video)!

My upcoming album, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns, is a little different than my earlier releases. It’s meant to be both an instrumental jazz trio record as well as a tool for church musicians who want to infuse new life into classic hymn tunes. How is this possible?  Watch the brand new video to find out (it even includes sheet music clips)!


Until June 15, you can pre-order Makes the Heart to Sing for the special price of $8, or the recording and corresponding sheet music book for $20 (after June 15, the album will be $10; the album/book combo, $25). Pre-order HERE!

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Click to preview four tracks from Deanna’s jazz hymns recording.

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 feature guest vocalist Sarah Kervin. I’ll be releasing an online only album of the instrumental tracks this summer, along with a corresponding sheet music book.

Until June 15, you can hear clips from four tracks and place a pre-order for the 14-track jazz hymns recording for $8 HERE at BANDCAMP.  For $20, you can pre-order the recording and a corresponding sheet music e-book including 13 fully notated piano parts and lead sheets (see a sample HERE, or view an excerpt from Deanna’s 2009 songbook, From This Place, HERE, for a sense of what to expect).

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