- 4/01/19 - 4/29/19 Deanna is a Short-Term Scholar at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, MN at Collegeville Institute
- 4/29/19 Deanna is a guest artist with the CSB|SJU Jazz Ensemble in St. Joseph, MN at Escher Auditorium at College of St. Benedict
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Watch the 4th and 5th graders in Palmetto Girls Sing perform Deanna’s joyful new setting of this beloved text- with Deanna’s band backing them up!
Jazz hymn arrangements
Deanna’s 2017 trio recording and companion sheet music features 14 jazz arrangements of traditional hymn tunes.
Tag Archives: nossa senhora
I returned from my artist residency in Brazil on June 11. Since then, I’ve been going through photos, reading my “morning pages” (daily journal entries), and delving into books that I bought during my stay, like this great one on the story … Continue reading
Greetings from Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil! As I write in my beachfront studio, I am looking out on water, sand, sky, clouds, and five Brazilian boys who are doing flips on the beach! It is a little strange sometimes to realize … Continue reading
Happy Easter, Passover, and spring! In exactly one week, I’ll be flying to Brazil to spend eight weeks at the Sacatar Institute in Itaparica, Bahia. I’ve been preparing for this trip for months and it’s finally almost here. And I’ve … Continue reading
February news: I’ve received a residency fellowship from the Sacatar Institute in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil! I’ll be spending two months at Sacatar (dates TBA) to work on my new Brazilian project, the Nossa Senhora Suite. Nossa Senhora Suite merges Afro-Brazilian … Continue reading