Deanna Witkowski, An afternoon of Sacred Jazz
Noted jazz pianist, Deanna Witkowski makes her third appearance at St. Paul's on June 7th. A leader in composing jazz music for the church, Deanna hails from New York City where she frequently guests at churches and concert halls. She brings her own trio to St. Paul's to perform original sacred jazz music and lead the service of Evensong at 4:00 p.m.
Witkowski was the winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz. An “astonishingly versatile bandleader” (Time Out New York), Witkowski’s six recordings include Brazilian jazz, liturgical music, four part choral works, solo improvisations on pieces by Chopin, and trio arrangements of Cole Porter standards that showcase her boundless imagination and brilliant technique.