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great american jazz piano competition results (OCTOBER 2002)

ver the weekend Deanna Witkowski won the great american jazz piano competition in Jacksonville. There's a blip about the competition in this month's jazziz. She also has a new record coming out on khaeon early next year. you'll hear more about it soon!
Witkowski is a distinctive pianist and composer who plays with imagination, sensitivity, and fire.

-Fred Hersch Witkowski has exceptional taste and imagination, considerable harmonic resourcefulness, and the rare ability to shed striking new light on familiar material.
-Terry Teachout, critic for The New York Times
Deanna is an extraordinary talent whose music speaks articulately with elegance, honesty and beauty.
-Maria Schneider
This weeks sponsor is : Arthur Circle Music -
Ken Hatfield's new CD Phoenix Rising
Arthur Circle Music is proud to announce the release
of Ken Hatfield’s new CD Phoenix Rising.
Outstanding performances of ten original jazz compositions
by a classic trio comprised of guitarist Ken Hatfield,
bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer/percussionist Duduka da Fonseca,
featuring guest artists Claudio Roditi on trumpet and flugelhorn,
Dom Salvador on piano, and Billy Drewes on tenor saxophone.
"Few can match Ken Hatfield for the sheer beauty of his compositions."
-Randall Kremer, Smithsonian Institution