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, HERE at Facebook, or HERE on Instagram.
If you miss the concert, or want to watch it again, it will be available here for archival viewing.

I was originally going to be in Pittsburgh this week leading a quartet in playing Williams’s music at Con Alma, my favorite jazz club in the city. Con Alma is dedicated to advancing the legacy of Pittsburgh jazz history and its welcoming community has made me feel very much at home each time I play there.

In an effort to help Con Alma thrive well into the future, all donations from the concert will be split between the club and the other musicians who were on the lineup to play with me this week.

Concert donations can be made one of three ways:

1. Directly at Paypal:
2. Venmo: @Deanna-Witkowski
3. Paypal:

I look forward to sharing this new music with you!

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Fri, March 20 at 3 pm EST: Deanna’s birthday concert on Facebook live!

UPDATE: In case you missed it, here’s Deanna’s live online birthday concert! Donations can be made at

This Friday the 20th is my birthday. Celebrate by joining me in a 45 minute online concert from my mom’s living room at 3 pm EST at my Facebook artist page at

Pay what you wish– and indicate a song request when you do so- at

See you on Friday!


PS- (If you miss the concert, it will be available for archival viewing!)

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Jazz is Love: The Life & Music of Mary Lou Williams

Last week I gave a performance-talk entitled Jazz is Love: The Life & Music of Mary Lou Williams at Fordham University. Here is a three minute video interview with clips from the performance.

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