Jazz for the Soul New York-based pianist, composer, vocalist, and Mary Lou Williams scholar, Deanna Witkowski, will perform a special program on Monday evening, February 25th, at the Carolina Music Museum’s grand exhibit space. The performance is part of the Greenville Jazz Collective’s Celebration of Women in Jazz 2019 and will include originals, as well as, selections from the liturgical and small group music of Mary Lou Williams.
Witkowski has been featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz and won the 2002 Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Her compositions have won the 2017 ChoralArt New England Carol Contest; the 2016 Illinois-ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Composition Contest; and the 2017 annual hymn search sponsored by the Hymn Society in the US and Canada. Her 2017 trio album, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns, features fourteen of her jazz hymn arrangements alongside a companion sheet music book. Her upcoming biography, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, will be published by Liturgical Press in 2020.
Seating is limited so we recommend jumping on this one quickly. Tickets ($20) can be purchased HERE.