Deanna's New York story begins when the British producers of the Bolshoi Ballet had wandered into Bradley's jazz club in New York where a young Deanna was performing. So impressed were they by what they heard that they proposed buying her her own jazz club. In 1992 Deanna's music club was born and was opened on East 7th Street and 1st Avenue.
For five years Deanna performed for and with some of the biggest names in jazz (Roy Hargrove, Eartha Kitt, Cecil Taylor), rock music (Keith Richards, The SpinDoctors) and American culture (from Quentin Crisp to Matt Dillon and Sarah Jessica Parker to George Stephanopolous). It was there that Deanna recorded her first live jazz album, "Live at Deanna's," critically acclaimed by the press and jazz fans around the world."That was a beautiful experience and artistically very satisfying to perform each night with such great musicians.