Deanna Bogart is an Iinternationally acclaimed American Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist, saxophonist and singer. In the early 90s she began her solo career and today is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician who combines her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals into a splendid blend she calls “blusion.” which is spontaneous, sophisticated, fearless and fun. It has garnered her three consecutive Blues Music Awards, Horn Instrumentalist of the Year and a nomination in the “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player” category. When she became the first woman to win the Blues Foundation award for her saxophone playing in the instrumental category, she told the audience at the awards ceremony, “As an adult, winning this is wonderful. But I can’t tell you guys,” she said, tapping her chest, “how cool it is for the 11-year-old girl in here.”
A gifted composer as well as performer, her debut LP, Out to Get You, appeared in 1991, followed in 1992 by Crossing Borders; a four-year hiatus preceded the release of New Address. Timing Is Everything was self-released in 2003, followed by Real Time in 2006. 11th Hour appeared in 2009 from Vista Music. Everybody Has A Story in 2011 and Just a Wish Away in 2014.
Drawing on a variety of musical sources ranging from Boogie Woogie to New Orleans R&B to swing to rock & roll, singer and barrelhouse pianist Deanna Bogart has emerged as one of the most eclectic performers in contemporary Blues and has played alongside, and collaborated with, many of the world’s most celebrated musicians including Jimmy Buffett, Moody Blues, Joe Louis Walker, Paul Reed Smith, Three Dog Night, Skunk Baxter, BB King, Buddy Guy, James Brown, Doctor John, Robert Cray, John Hammond, Ray Charles, Neville Brothers, Leon Russell and Monte Montgomery.