"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.
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
Tel Aviv Jazz Festival December 7, 2017 | Show: 10:30pm Centennial Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald Cinematheque 3 | Tel Aviv, Israel December 8, 2017 | Show: 8:15pm The Music of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone Zappa Club | Tel Aviv, Israel Dee Alexander – vocals Miguel de la Cerna – piano[…]
The Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander November 24, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm Catch 35 Chicago 35 W. Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL More Information
6Degrees Composers presents “Everything Changes” Featuring the Lincoln Trio and vocalist Dee Alexander November 19, 2017 | 2:30pm Roosevelt University Ganz Hall 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor | Chicago, IL Admission: Free A reception will follow the concert Music by Regina Harris Baiocchi, Kyong Mee Choi, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Patricia Morehead Performers Dee Alexander, vocals[…]
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago presents “Ubuntu” November 17, 2017 Doors: 7pm | Program: 8pm – 11pm 45th Anniversary Celebration featuring Dee Alexander, Bata ECA, The Brown Sisters, Phyllis Stickney Room 43 1039 – 43 E. 43rd St | Chicago, IL Tickets: $75 Buy Tickets
The Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Dee Alexander November 11, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm Catch 35 Chicago 35 W. Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL More Information
6Degrees Composers presents “Percussing Up A Storm” November 10, 2017 | 7pm Sherwood Community Music School 1312 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL Admission: Free Music for Flute, Trumpet, Percussion, Cello, Vocal Jazz Trio featuring: Dr. Hale Smith and Regina Harris Baiocchi – composers Dr. Jimmy Finnie and David Bugher – percussion Nathalie Joachim –[…]
October 28, 2017 | 7:30pm Lakeshore Music presents Michael Kocour & Friends with Dee Alexander Tempe Center for the Arts 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway | Tempe, AZ Jazz pianist and ASU Director of Jazz Studies, Mike Kocour, and the TCA All-Stars team up for a night of classic jazz with acclaimed Chicago vocalist Dee[…]