"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.
October 8, 2016 | 11:00am – 1:00pm African American Arts Alliance of Chicago Jazz Brunch Robert Reddrick Trio featuring Dee Alexander Black Ensemble Theater 4450 N. Clark Street | Chicago, IL
September 24, 2016, 6pm: Dee Alexander Quartet featuring Dwight Trible at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival
September 24, 2016 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm Hyde Park Jazz Festival Dee Alexander Quartet featuring Dwight Trible James A. Wagner Stage at the Midway 1130 Midway Plaisance West | Chicago, IL For More Information
September 17, 2016 | 7:30pm A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan featuring The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra directed by Paul Ferguson Wooster Symphony Orchestra directed by Jeffrey Lindberg Dee Alexander vocals Ann Hampton Callaway vocals René Marie vocals McGaw Chapel at the College of Wooster 1 E. University Street | Wooster, OH
September 8, 2016 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm Music for “America after the Fall”: Dee Alexander Pritzker Garden at The Art Institute of Chicago (Rain location: Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room) 111 S. Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL Multi-talented vocalist Dee Alexander performs an evening of music from the American Songbook as part of the Music[…]
September 4, 2016 | 7:30pm – 8:30pm Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble Funkin’ with Acoustic Soul Dee Parmer Woodtor Main Stage 5100 S. Cottage Grove | Chicago, IL Funkin’ with Acoustic Soul – The Music of Jimi Hendrix/James Brown will make you get up “offa that thang”…dance to make you feel better because you gotta relieve[…]
August 27, 2016 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm Chicago Jazz Orchestra Septet featuring Dee Alexander Ottawa Friendship House Concert at Covel Creek 1718 N. 2525 Road | Ottawa, IL Purchase Tickets
August 21, 2016 | 6:00pm Dee Alexander Quartet Polyrhythms Jazz & Heritage Festival The Redstone Room at River Music Experience 129 Main Street | Davenport, IA Purchase Tickets
August 8, 2016 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm Dee Alexander Quartet Northeastern Illinois University Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies 700 E. Oakwood Blvd | Chicago, IL
August 1, 2016 | 7:30pm Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Dee Alexander City Winery 1200 West Randolph Street | Chicago, IL For More Information
July 29, 2016 | 8:30pm Dee Alexander Quartet New Faith Baptist Church International 25 South Central Avenue | Matteson, IL