DEANNA WITKOWSKI

Jazz Related Gospel / Third Stream / Post Bop / Latin Jazz / Hard Bop • United States
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The winner of the 2002 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Witkowski has released six critically hailed albums over the past two decades, with each new project revealing a steadily evolving sensibility marked by melodic invention and emotional connection. As an accompanist, she’s toured with soul-steeped vocalist Lizz Wright and held down the piano chair for ten years in the Jim McNeely–led BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra. Her projects as a leader feature fellow heavyweights like bassist John Patitucci and saxophonist Donny McCaslin.

Witkowski talks eloquently about the primal, transporting power of group singing, and her trio brings a similar collective ethos to the music on Makes the Heart to Sing. She’s played with drummer Scott Latzky since she settled in New York City two decades ago, having moved with a full-time job as a church music director, while bassist Daniel Foose is a more recent collaborator.

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DEANNA WITKOWSKI Having to Ask album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Having to Ask
Latin Jazz 1999
DEANNA WITKOWSKI Wide Open Window album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wide Open Window
Hard Bop 2003
DEANNA WITKOWSKI Length of Days album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Length of Days
Post Bop 2006
DEANNA WITKOWSKI From This Place album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From This Place
Jazz Related Gospel 2009
DEANNA WITKOWSKI Raindrop : Improvisations with Chopin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Raindrop : Improvisations with Chopin
Third Stream 2014
DEANNA WITKOWSKI Makes the Heart to Sing : Jazz Hymns album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Makes the Heart to Sing : Jazz Hymns
Jazz Related Gospel 2017

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