Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul is out!

Buy your copy of Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul from your favorite online retailer, or buy a signed copy directly from Deanna! Buy a book in person at any of the following events: Sept 16: Con Alma Downtown, … Continue reading

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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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Piano fund + New video series

Happy spring! Last month I shared about my move to Pittsburgh and my need to have a concert-level piano at home (I’ve been without a piano since last August). I also performed an online piano fund concert– you can watch … Continue reading

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Deanna’s housewarming piano fund + thank-you concert

Watch Deanna’s recent (March 24) online solo concert HERE. All donations (whether made before, during, or after the concert) will go towards a piano for Deanna in her new Pittsburgh home. ——————————————————– For the last six months, I’ve been living … Continue reading

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Preorder Deanna’s Mary Lou Williams biography!

Three years in the making, my forthcoming (August 2021) biography, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, is now available here for preorder!

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Deanna featured on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra “Front Row” series

See Deanna’s recent interview and trio performance from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra “Front Row” online concert series! Interview: This 3.5 minute video interview is a great introduction to Deanna and explains why she loves the city of Pittsburgh. Performance: Watch … Continue reading

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