- 4/01/19 - 4/29/19 Deanna is a Short-Term Scholar at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, MN at Collegeville Institute
- 4/29/19 Deanna is a guest artist with the CSB|SJU Jazz Ensemble in St. Joseph, MN at Escher Auditorium at College of St. Benedict
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Watch the 4th and 5th graders in Palmetto Girls Sing perform Deanna’s joyful new setting of this beloved text- with Deanna’s band backing them up!
Jazz hymn arrangements
Deanna’s 2017 trio recording and companion sheet music features 14 jazz arrangements of traditional hymn tunes.
Author Archives: Deanna
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
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 … Continue reading