Playing Music Again (in some cases, with others)

Trio at Con Alma in Pittsburgh

With drummer Thomas Wendt and bassist Tony DePaolis at Con Alma in Pittsburgh, PA.

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 ONE DAY. And now, I am very happy to be able to say that I have four upcoming performances in the next month— and that three of these are with other people. Two of the performances will be live streamed and are free of charge (but require that you register in advance).

Here are the dates and descriptions:

•Wednesday, September 16 from 7-8:30 pm
ONLINE
Jazz Poetry Month/Off Minor Jazz Series
CIty of Asylum, Pittsburgh, PA
with Dwayne Dolphin, bass; Thomas Wendt, drums
Featuring a full set of instrumentals by pianist Nat “King” Cole followed by collaborative improvisations with three poets: mónica teresa ortiz, Mansur Rajih, Sara Borjas, and Grace Shuyi Liew.
FREE LIVE STREAM! Registration is required HERE.

Deanna, Dwayne Dolphin, Thomas Wendt

Deanna, Dwayne Dolphin, and Thomas Wendt play a live streamed concert from City of Asylum on Sept 16.

•Saturday, September 19 from 6-9 pm
IN PERSON
Deanna Witkowski Trio
Con Alma, Pittsburgh, PA
with Paul Thompson, bass; Thomas Wendt, drums
We’ll be playing a lot of Mary Lou Williams tunes.
This is a live, outdoor, socially distanced gig.

•Sunday, October 4: FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP: TWO ONLINE EVENTS

Mary Lou Williams and Deannaat 6 pm: “What Can Find Us?” A panel discussion (including Deanna) of the deeper implications of the festival theme.
FREE LIVE STREAM! Registration is required HERE.

at 7:30 pm: Deanna Witkowski Trio plays Mary Lou Williams
with Paul Thompson, bass; Thomas Wendt, drums
FREE LIVE STREAM! Registration is required HERE.

View and register for the entire festival lineup HERE.

•Sunday, October 18 at 2 pm
IN PERSON
Deanna performs solo piano
Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts
Foxburg, PA
This is a live performance in a concert hall that will seat up to 50% of their capacity. Tickets are available HERE.

For more info on any of these dates, view Deanna’s calendar.

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