"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.
Jazz Institute of Chicago and Estrada Poznańska present 12.Made in Chicago Festival in Poznan, Poland Let Freedom Sing: Love and Freedom to the Ends of the Earth! May 27, 2017 | 6pm Centrum Kultury Zamek, Sala Wielka Święty Marcin 80/82 | 60-101 Poznań, Poland Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander and Polish vocalist Grazyna Auguscik reflect on[…]
May 6, 2017 Jazz Trio Centro Servizi Culturali Macomer Viale Gramsci 08015 Macomer, Sardinia | Italy For More Information
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Jazz Quartet Show: 9:30pm Castello Ginori di Querceto Via del Borgo, Località Querceto, 56040 Ponteginori Pisa, Italy For More Information
April 22-23, 2017 A Weekend with Dee Alexander WORKSHOP: Singing and Vocal Improvisation HOURS: 10:30am-1:30pm | 3:30pm-6:30pm Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 7:30pm Final concert: Dee Alexander with participants Roots Bottega streets Unity of Peoples, Colle di Val d’Elsa. Mosaico Loc. Molinuzzo 3, 53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy The workshop will address the study[…]
Friday, April 21, 2017 Funk and Electric Soul: Dee Alexander sings Jimi Hendrix and James Brown Show: 9:30pm Teatro dei Risorti di Radicondoli Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 14, 53030 Radicondoli Siena, Italy For More Information
April 12, 2017 Jazz Quartet Cantina Bentivoglio Via Mascarella, 4/b | Bologna, Italy Buy Tickets
April 9, 2017 Show: 9:00pm FonteRossa DAY # 3 A day dedicated to the independent Silvia Bolognesi Special guest: Dee Alexander Teatro Sant’Andrea Via del Cuore 1 Pisa, Tuscany | Italy Buy Tickets
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;[…]