- 4/14/21 Jazz for the Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams in Collegeville, MN at ONLINE- Collegeville Connections
- 4/15/21 Deanna Witkowski Trio in Pittsburgh, PA at Con Alma
Preorder Deanna’s Mary Lou Williams book!Preorder Deanna’s biography, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul.
The City Where Jazz is Love
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
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
Three years in the making, my forthcoming (August 2021) biography, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, is now available here for preorder!
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
Comfort Ye (Comfort, Comfort Ye My People) is an original three-part (SAB) gospel/R&B setting of the classic 17th-century Advent text. The piece can easily be sung with a solo vocalist and piano. Buy the mp3 of Comfort Ye here. Buy … Continue reading
Deanna’s new SATB choral piece, “Make My Joy Complete,” is the second place winner of the National Sacred Music Choral Composition Contest! This accessible, gospel-tinged anthem on the theme of unity is appropriate for singers of all ages. Check out … Continue reading
Free, but registration is required here! ENCORE BROADCAST! This Sat, Oct 10 at 8 pm EST, watch the Deanna Witkowski Trio play an all Mary Lou Williams 60 minute concert from Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Register and watch the concert HERE. View … Continue reading
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
“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
“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