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. Dee Alexander was the 2012 3Arts Southwest Airlines Awardee (Music-Vocalist) which assisted in funding her CD project, "Songs My Mother Loves" and also raised additional monies through the 3Arts 3AP Crowd Fund. www.3Arts.org.
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 Alexander's band is composed of some of the best and most creative musicians in Chicago.
Miguel de la Cerna
The Latest News about Dee
Where and when she is bringing her fabulous music to the world.
6.6 Dee Alexander Tribute to Ray Charles June 6, 2015 – 7:00 pm Jeff Lindberg and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra Tribute to Ray Charles 7pm International House 1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637 · (773) 753-2270
June 24, 2015, 6pm Dee Alexander Quartet Chicago State University – 95th and King Drive Jazzin on the Grazz
Dee Alexander will be performing May 20, in Vienna, Austria at Porgy& Bess Jazz Club and May 24, at the Inntoene Jazz Festival, Diersbach
September 19, 2015 – 7:30 pm 9.19 Dee Alexander Quartet at the Promontory, Chicago Chicago, IL