- 3/25/19 A Tribute to Nancy Wilson in New York, NY at Aaron Davis Hall
- 4/01/19 - 4/29/19 Deanna is a Short-Term Scholar at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, MN at Collegeville Institute
Easter and Pentecost music
“We Walk in Love”
Deanna’s song in the free-to-use Justice Choir songbook was recently sung by 900 students at the 2017 St. Olaf Choral Day under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong. Watch video from that performance below.
Jazz hymn arrangements
Deanna’s 2017 trio recording and companion sheet music features 14 jazz arrangements of traditional hymn tunes.
Oração da Viajante (The Traveler’s Prayer)
Newly written during Deanna's artist residency at the Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil, this choral piece with original Portuguese text was premiered in June 2018 by Choral Arts Initiative under the direction of Brandon Elliott. Listen to the performance below, and stay tuned for the sheet music.
Tag Archives: jazz church
When my trio recorded our new album, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns, we also recorded 11- yes, 11- additional tracks. I’ve just released three of them- two with guest vocalist Sarah Kervin- on a new “EP”: Love Came … Continue reading
Here’s the second installment in my hymn history co-blog with author and activist, Pam McAllister. Pam and I are exploring the background of each of the hymns on my new recording, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns. Makes the … Continue reading