Author Archives: Deanna

Deanna’s Piano Fund: Raising $20,000 by Sept 30

Thanks to my fans and supporters, I’ve raised $10,000 towards the $30,000 purchase price of the Steinway B piano that you can hear me play in the video below. I now have only two months left–until Sept 30–to raise the … Continue reading

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Mary Lou Williams’ Jazz is for the Masses– Deanna interview in Sojourners

I had a great time speaking with Da’Shawn Mosley, associate editor of Sojourners, in this interview about my book, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul. Read the full interview Preorder your signed book copy

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Watch Deanna’s recent piano fundraiser concert online

UPDATE: In case you missed it, you can watch my June 25 piano fundraiser concert online here. The music begins at about 6 minutes into the video. This Friday, June 25 at 7 pm EST, I’ll be giving a solo … Continue reading

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Advance praise for Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul

New book endorsements for Deanna’s forthcoming (August 15, 2021) book, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, are coming in! Here are two quotes: “A beautifully written and expertly researched biography of one of the most fascinating Catholic artists of … Continue reading

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10% off Deanna’s music and book pre-orders Fri, May 7

This Fri, May 7 at Bandcamp: 10% off Deanna’s sheet music, recordings, and book pre-orders! On the first Friday of every month, Bandcamp waives their fees so that all sales proceeds go directly to artists. This Friday the 7th, I’m … Continue reading

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