"Jazz Vocalist of The Year"
2014 NPR Best Jazz Vocal
Her talents span every music genre, from Gospel to R&B, from Blues to Neo-Soul. Yet her true heart and soul are experienced in their purest form through her performance of Jazz music. From a soft, sultry traditional ballad, to a contemporary Jazz-Funk groove; from a high flying swing, to a scat-filled romp, Dee Alexander delivers each style with a passion and love of music that comes across in each and every note, and with a style and grace that is truly her own. Besides being a phenomenal headliner in her own right, Dee has shared the stage with Ahmad Jamal, David Sanborn, Earl Klugh, Gerald Albright, Roy Ayers, Joshua Redman, and the O’Jays. Not being one to ever feel that the spotlight has to belong exclusively to her, Ms. Alexander has lent her considerable talents as a backup vocalist to the live performances of an array of many other well known artists i.e., Michael Bolton, Phil Perry, Willie Clayton, and Zora Young. Dee has also formed the Evolution Ensemble which is an acoustic group that consists of string instruments and percussion with a strong emphasis on original compositions.
Voted Best Singer by Chicago Magazine
"Alexander can scat-sing, stretch a melody way out and stay in tune, or coo her way through a ballad."
Jazz Entertainer of the Year at the Chicago Music Awards
Often described as "a singer's singer," Alexander's talent has earned her wide recognition.
Chicago Tribune Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz Award
the Chicago Tribune said, "Equally adept in mainstream swing and outer-fringe experimentation, big-band jazz, and small-group fare, Alexander stands as a jazz vocalist for all occasions."
Chicago Music Awards “Jazz Entertainer of the Year”
Dee's South Africa Gallery
Dee Alexander @ Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Fest 9/24-26/2015
Dee Performs in Paris, Oct, 2015
Dee and friends in Johannesburg, South Africa 9/26Dee_SA_photos
Dee Performs in Johannesburg, South Africa 9/26Dee_SA_photos
Dee in Johannesburg, South Africa 9/26Dee_SA_photos
Unisa School of Music in Pretoria
Dee with Music workshop at Unisa School of Music in PretoriaDee_SA_photos
Hamid Drake, Dee Alexander and Omar SosaDee_SA_photos
Dee Alexander and Dwight Tribble in JohannesburgDee_SA_photos
Dee Alexander in South Africa
2016 News about Dee
Where and when she is bringing her fabulous music to the world.
September 23, 2017 | 6:15pm – 7:15pm Dee Alexander: Monk and the Ladies Hyde Park Jazz Festival James A. Wagner Stage at the Midway 1130 Midway Plaisance West | Chicago, IL Admission: Free DEE ALEXANDER is one of Chicago’s most gifted and respected vocalists and songwriters. Her talents span virtually every genre related to the[…]
September 2, 2017 | 8:30pm – 9:30pm 39th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Ellabration! 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald featuring the Brad Williams Trio, Sheila Jordan, Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee, Spider Saloff & Paul Mariano Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park 201 E Randolph Street | Chicago, IL For More Information
August 30, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm Harper Court Music Series: Dee Alexander Quartet DJ Duane Powell Harper Court 5235 S. Harper Court | Chicago, IL For More Information
August 8, 2017 Shows: 8pm | 10pm WDCB Presents Dee Alexander Quartet Jazz Showcase 806 S. Plymouth Court | Chicago, IL
August 1, 2017 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm Tuesdays on the Terrace: Dee Alexander Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 E. Chicago Ave| Chicago, IL For More Information
July 24, 2017 | 7pm Monday Night Concert Series Jeremy Kahn Trio featuring Dee Alexander Oak Park Arms 408 S. Oak Park Avenue | Oak Park, IL For More Information
July 19, 2017 | 6pm – 10pm 2017 Sounds of History Jazz Series Centennial Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald Dee Alexander Quartet DuSable Museum of African-American History 740 East 56th Place | Chicago, IL For More Information
July 16, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:20pm Evanston World Arts + Music Festival The MIYUMI Project with Tsukasa Taiko, featuring Dee Alexander Dawes Park 1700 Sheridan Road | Evanston, IL For More Information
Soundtrack of the City: Chicago Jazz June 30, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm Dee Alexander Quartet Reginald Robinson The Arts and Recreation Center at Ellis Park 3520 S. Cottage Grove | Chicago, IL The Old Town School of Folk Music in partnership with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out In The Parks, presents Soundtrack of[…]
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Dee Alexander June 19, 2017 | 9pm – 12am The Green Mill 4802 North Broadway | Chicago, IL For More Information