“...possesses a gift for approaching blues, soul, and R&B material with warmth and firmness. Her originals here, in particular the beautifully sung, intelligent ballads ‘Blue By Night’ and ‘Tender Days,’ sound as fresh as if she'd magically plucked them out of the air.”
Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician whose fans value the diversity of her genre-free zone. As a bandleader/singer/songwriter/producer/pianist/sax player, Deanna combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls “blusion.”
Deanna's fusion of blusion—spontaneous, sophisticated, fearless and fun—has garnered her three consecutive Blues Music Awards’ Horn Instrumentalist of the Year for 2008, 2009, and 2010 and an endorsement contract with Rico Reeds. She has won, at last count, more than 20 Wammies, the music awards for the hotly contested Washington, D.C., region.
Recognized for her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals and cut-above songwriting, Deanna easily wins the hearts of fans on land and at sea on chartered cruises.