Author Archives: Deanna

A 60-min live concert video and Chicago in November

I had a great week of gigs in Chicago earlier this month. It was so nice to be back in my former home city and to see old friends and to make new ones. One of the best things about … Continue reading

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Raindrop: Improvisações com Chopin

I’m so excited to have my first full writeup in a major Brazilian newspaper (plus, I can read the Portuguese). I’ll provide a translation soon- for now, here is a link to Luiz Orlando Carneiro’s review in Jornal do Brasil. … Continue reading

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Stepping Off the Page…and a new review of Raindrop

Over the fourth of July weekend, a great review of Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin came in at Richard Kamins’ Step Tempest. Check it out here. Yesterday, my first installment of a new monthly column on improvisation, Stepping Off the Page, … Continue reading

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End of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop???

**June 12 update: Yesterday morning, I visited BMI’s New York offices with one other representative from the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. We hand-delivered our petition- with over 1000 of your signatures- at a sit down meeting with Patrick Cook and Charlie … Continue reading

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Glistening Lily: A Resurrected Choral Work

As a pianist, I’ve entered a fair share of music competitions. Some were in junior high and high school, on both piano and flute; some were college auditions. Some were professional: in 2002, I won the Great American Jazz Piano … Continue reading

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