"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.
March 27, 2017 Doors: 7pm | Show: 7:30pm Dee Alexander and Miguel de la Cerna Option at Experimental Sound Studio 5925 N. Ravenswood Ave | Chicago, IL Buy Tickets
March 25, 2017 Reception: 6:00pm | Showtime: 7:00pm Tribute to The Jazz & Soul Divas featuring Terisa Griffin and Dee Alexander DuSable Museum of African American History 740 E. 56th Place | Chicago, IL Purchase Tickets
March 10, 2017 | 7pm – 10pm Jazz City: Women of Chicago Jazz Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N. Central Park Ave | Chicago, IL The Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Women’s Jazz Leadership Initiative salutes Ella Fitzgerald on her 100th with performances by SHE, led by Bobbi Wilsyn, vocals, and featuring Juli Wood, saxophone; Audrey Morrison, trombone;[…]
Grand Opening! March 4, 2017 Shows: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Dee Alexander Quartet Cafe Coda Madison 113 W. Dayton Street | Madison, WI More Information
March 3, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander Catch 35 35 West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL
Dee Alexander Birthday Celebration 8:00pm and 10:00pm shows 4:00pm matinee on Sunday Jazz Showcase 800 S. Plymouth Court | Chicago, IL Birthday Celebration on Saturday, February 11th! For More Information
January 25, 2017 Shows: 7pm | 8:30pm | 10pm WDCB 90.9FM presents George Fludas Trio featuring Dee Alexander Winter’s Jazz Club 411 E. Illinois Street at McClurg Court | Chicago, IL FREE
January 21, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander Catch 35 35 West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL For More Information
January 3, 2017 Doors: 6:00pm | Show: 7:30pm Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Dee Alexander City Winery 1200 West Randolph Street | Chicago, IL City Winery and WDCB 90.9 FM welcome the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Dee Alexander as they team up to showcase the great singers who performed with the Count Basie Orchestra. Listen[…]
December 31, 2016 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm Celebrate New Year’s Eve! Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander Catch 35 35 West Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL For More Information