"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.
Tuesday Musical Association Presents FUZE! A tribute to Sarah Vaughan March 17, 2018 | 7:30pm E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall | University of Akron 198 Hill Street | Akron, OH 44325 Chicago Jazz Orchestra Jeff Lindberg, conductor Ann Hampton Callaway, vocals Dee Alexander, vocals René Marie, vocals Chicago Jazz Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director[…]
Benefit Concert for Paul Marinaro February 28, 2018 8:00pm Jazz Showcase 806 S. Plymouth Court | Chicago, IL This evening will feature headlining performances by Dee Alexander and jazz legend Sheila Jordan, as well as some of Chicago’s finest vocalists and instrumentalist, in addition to two very special surprise guests! Vocalists: Alyssa Allgood, Rose Colella,[…]
Chopin IN the City 2018 Duets: voice and piano featuring Dee Alexander and Miguel de la Cerna Grazyna Auguscik and Ben Lewis February 24, 2018 7:00pm Pro Musica Audio 713 W. Wrightwood Ave | Chicago, IL More Information
The Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander February 10 & 23, 2018 6pm – 9pm Catch 35 Chicago 35 W. Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL More Information
Eric Schneider Quintet featuring Dee Alexander February 9 & 10, 2018 9:30pm Andy’s Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard | Chicago, IL More Information
Monday Night Jazz featuring Dee Alexander, Jeremy Kahn, and Eric Schneider February 5, 2018 7:00pm Oak Park Arms 408 S. Oak Park Ave | Oak Park, IL More Information
The Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander January 27, 2018 6pm – 10pm Catch 35 Chicago 35 W. Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL More Information
NEW YEAR’S EVE The Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander December 31, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm Catch 35 Chicago 35 W. Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL More Information
Dee Alexander Quartet December 21 – 23, 2017 | Shows: 8pm & 10pm December 24, 2017 | Shows: 4pm, 8pm & 10pm Jazz Showcase 806 S. Plymouth Ct | Chicago, IL Featuring Miguel de la Cerna, Ernie Adams, and Junius Paul Buy Tickets
The Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander December 1st, 15th & 29th, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm Catch 35 Chicago 35 W. Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL More Information