Author Archives: Deanna

Playing Music Again (in some cases, with others)

Just two weeks ago, I played a live, socially distanced outdoor gig with a bassist and drummer (see photo above). It was my first time making music with other musicians in exactly six months and one day. SIX MONTHS AND … Continue reading

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We Walk in Love- a modern justice anthem

“We Walk in Love” is for this moment. “Witkowski did a wonderful job of honoring the gospel style with We Walk in Love and the lyrics carry such a beautiful message that resonates with singers of all ages. I’ve conducted … Continue reading

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Even, Only for This Day: a hymn for this uncertain time

“Do not depend on the hope of results.” This quote comes from a letter that Thomas Merton wrote to activist (and my Facebook friend), Jim Forest. Our worldwide reality is forcing us to truly live in the present, to take … Continue reading

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Length of Days $10 CD sale through June 15!

For the last two months, I’ve been away from my home in NYC and living at my mom’s. In addition to boxes of my high school mementos, my mom also has five large boxes of my 2006 quartet CD, Length … Continue reading

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All Mary Lou Williams this Fri on the Con Alma Solo Series

On Fri, May 8 from 7-8 pm EST, I’ll be celebrating the 110th anniversary of Mary Lou Williams’ birth by playing an all Williams set on the Con Alma Solo Series! Watch the concert HERE at deannajazz.com, HERE at Facebook, … Continue reading

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