"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.
June 25, 2016 | 9:30pm Dee Alexander Quartet Sunside/Sunset Jazz Club 60, Rue Des Lombards | Paris, France For More Information
June 24, 2016 | 8:00pm Ajaccio Jazz Festival Le Lazaret Ollandini | Ajaccio, Corsica Dee Alexander Quartet For More Information
Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 8:00pm Eric Schneider Quintet with Dee Alexander The Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway Street | Chicago, IL For More Information
June 10, 2016 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm Jordan Block Park 101 West Main Street | Ottawa, IL Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine & Jazz Festival Wine, lobster and JAZZ…it’s the perfect combination! Bring a blanket or chair and relax while enjoying Ladies of Chicago Jazz. For More Information
June 5, 2016 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 43 1043 East 43rd Street | Chicago, IL The University Jazz X-tet featuring Dee Alexander at the Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Jazz Series. For More Information
June 2, 2016 | 8:00pm – 9:00pm Logan Center, Performance Hall 915 East 60th Street | Chicago, IL 60637 The University Jazz X-tet presents commissioned compositions and skilled improvisation, from Dixieland to Big Band. The Spring performance will feature internationally-acclaimed vocalist Dee Alexander, plus the U.S. premieres of two new compositions, “The Poznan Experiment” and[…]
May 22, 2016 | 8:00pm Scena na Quadro – Stary Rynek | Poznan, Poland Three Ellas Dee Alexander – vocal Spider Saloff – vocal Frieda Lee – vocal Jeremy Kahn – piano Jim Cox – bass Charles Heath – drums For over a decade the Jazz Institute of Chicago has partnered with Estrada Poznanska, a[…]
May 20, 2016 | 8:00pm Chicago Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60604 A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan featuring The Chicago Jazz Orchestra Dee Alexander vocals Ann Hampton Callaway vocals René Marie vocals Jeff Lindberg, director Honoring the incomparable “Divine One,” the stalwart Chicago Jazz Orchestra led by Jeff Lindberg brings a[…]
January 21 -24, 2016 Shows: 8:00pm and 10:00pm Jazz Showcase 800 S. Plymouth Court | Chicago, IL For More Information
January 12, 19, and 26, 2016 February 2, 9, and 16, 2016 Shows: 7:00pm and 9:30pm Tuesdays at Andy’s Jazz Club Dee Alexander, vocals Ernie Adams, drums Miguel de la Cerna, piano Junius Paul, bass Andy’s Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard Street | Chicago, IL For More Information