Touring in June! Deanna is looking forward to making her North Carolina solo debut in Asheville on June 9 at Isis Music Hall (she'll also be featured with bassist Shannon Hoover's trio in Greenville, SC on June 7-9).
While in NC, she'll share in music leadership at the Kanuga Conference Center with singer/songwriter Ana Hernandez. Immediately following Kanuga, she'll be a featured presenter at the biannual International Thomas Merton Society meeting at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. The month rounds out in New York with the annual BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra concert.
New videos have been added to the video page-- check them out here as well as on Deanna's YouTube channel!
The Chopin Project: pre-order here!
Deanna’s upcoming (spring 2013) solo piano recording features
articulate, unusual jazz takes on eight Chopin pieces, four of which
combine Chopin with Brazilian pieces (Manhã de Carnaval, Olha Maria,
Insensatez) or rhythms (baião). Six short free improvisations
are interspersed between the Chopin arrangements.
From This Place: order here!
Witkowski has combined the spirituality of the soul and heart with the spirituality of jazz...her music is 'healing to the soul.' -Rev. Peter O'Brien, Mary Lou Williams Foundation
Length of Days: order here!
If, among contemporary pianists, Brad Mehldau and Bill Charlap represent the gold standard, then Deanna Witkowski deservedly ranks as their sterling sister. -Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes
Wide Open Window
Witkowski is not far from jazz stardom with her keyboard techniques, her imaginative composing and arranging, and her wordless vocalizing. Remember her name.
-Harvey Siders, JazzTimes
Deanna's spirit- and her spirituality- come through
on this consummate debut, and that spirit is astonishing.
-Don Glasgo, Jazz Improv