"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.
December 8, 2016 | Shows at 6:30pm and 8:30pm Dee Alexander and Marquis Hill Driehaus Museum 40 E. Erie Street | Chicago, IL Purchase Tickets
December 4, 2016 | Shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Hyde Park Jazz Society Dee Alexander Quartet Room 43 1043 E. 43rd Street | Chicago, IL
December 2, 2016 | 8:00pm Dee Alexander Quartet The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue | Chicago, IL Purchase Tickets
November 22, 2016 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander Catch 35 35 West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL For More Information
November 20, 2016 | 3:00pm Voices Heard: Black Women in Creative Music – Part 1 Dee Alexander and Shanta Nurullah Logan Center for the Arts | Performance Penthouse 915 East 60th Street | Chicago, IL
November 18-19, 2016 | Shows at 8pm and 10pm Dee Alexander Quartet Winter’s Jazz Club 411 E. Illinois Street at McClurg Court | Chicago, IL
November 11, 2016 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander Catch 35 35 West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL For More Information
October 29, 2016 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander Catch 35 35 West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL For More Information
October 28, 2016 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander Catch 35 35 West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL For More Information
October 27, 2016 VIP Reception: 5:30pm | Concert: 7:30pm The Mildred Thimes Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Presents 12th Annual Benefit Concert The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd | St. Louis, MO All proceeds to benefit The Mildred Thimes Foundation Purchase Tickets