itinerary

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2015

    Dee w/Jeff Lindberg and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra

    7:00pm

    International House
    1414 E 59th St,
    Chicago, IL 60637 ·
    (773) 753-2270

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    Dee Alexander w/Jeff Lindberg and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
    Tribute to Ray Charles  7pm
    International House
    1414 E 59th St,
    Chicago, IL 60637 ·
    (773) 753-2270


  • Wed
    24
    Jun
    2015

    Dee Alexander Quartet - Jazzin on the Grazz

    6:00pm

    Chicago State University
    95th and King Drive

     

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    June 24, 2015, 6pm
    Dee Alexander Quartet
    Jazzin on the Grazz

    Chicago State University
    95th and King Drive


  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015

    Dee Alexander Quartet @ The Promontry

    7:30pm

    The Promontory Chicago 7:30PM
    5311 South Lake Park Avenue West
    Chicago, IL 60615
    (312) 801-2100 for more info.

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    September 19, 2015
    Dee Alexander Quartet
    Promontory Chicago 7:30PM
    5311 South Lake Park Avenue West,
    Chicago, IL 60615
    (312) 801-2100 for more info.


  • Thu
    24
    Sep
    2015

    Dee @Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, Johannesburg, SA

    7:00pm
    Sandton Convention Centre
    161 Maude Street
    Sandton, Johannesburg
    2196
    South Africa

     

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    The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival Johannesburg is the biggest jazz festival in the north, taking place in September at the Sandton Convention Centre, Southern Africa’s leading and most prestigious, multi-purpose exhibition and convention centre.

    Situated in northern Johannesburg, in the heart of Sandton’s business, hotel and entertainment district, Sandton Convention Centre offers easy access to over 5000 hotel rooms, is adjacent to the country’s top shopping and entertainment complexes and provides nearly 11 000 secure parking bays.

    September 24, 2015
    Dee @Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival,
    Johannesburg, SA



  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2015

    Dee @Nancy Jazz Pulsation, France

     Nancy Jazz Pulsations
    106 Grande Rue 54000 - Nancy, France

    October 16, 2015

    Nancy, France

    Happening in autumn, Nancy Jazz Pulsation has become one of the major musical events of the season in Lorraine.

    A LITTLE HISTORY
    The first festival was in 1973, an ambitious challenge launched by a handful of young locals who wanted to structure a major jazz event in Lorraine.  The festival pioneered presenting daring avant-garde jazz and quickly gained acclaim for its eclectic programming. Concerts are presented  throughout the region and by maintaining affordable rates it reached status as a popular event which attracts 100 000 for the fall festival.


  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2015
    Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015

    10.17-18 Dee @Sunset/Sunside

    Sunset/Sunside
    Paris, France

    Dee Alexander @Sunset/Sunside
    60, rue des Lombards - Paris 1er

  • Infoline +33 (0)1 40 26 46 60
  • More Information coming soon.


  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2015

    AACM Vocal Ensemble @Deutsches Jazzfestiva

    7:00pm

    Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt 2015
    AACM Vocal Ensemble/AACM Now Generation
    October 30, 2015
    Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt 2015

     

    October 30, 2015
    AACM Vocal Ensemble/AACM Now Generation
    Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt 2015


  • Thu
    26
    Nov
    2015
    Sun
    29
    Nov
    2015

    Made in Chicago Voices Heard!!: In celebration of the AACM's 50th Anniversary

    Poznan, Poland

    November 26-29, 2015
    Made in Chicago Voices Heard!!:
    In celebration of the AACM's 50th Anniversary


  • Fri
    11
    Dec
    2015

    Jazz Cities: Voices Heard!! in celebration of the AACM's 50th Anniversary

    7:00pm

    Garfield Park Conservatory
    300 N. Central Park
    Chicago, IL

    December 11, 2015
    Jazz  Institute of Chicago's Jazz Cities
    Voices Heard!! in celebration of the
    AACM's 50th Anniversary
    Garfield Park Conservatory
    300 N. Central Park
    Chicago, IL


PAST SHOWS

Dee Alexander Quartet
Porgy & Bess
Riemergasse 11
A-1010 Vienna
Austria-Europetickets
For tickets contact the box office
M-F 10a-4p
+43-1-5128811
email: ticket@porgy.at

TBD
05.24.15 |TBD

US

May 24, 2015

Inntone Jazz Festival
Dee Alexander Quartet with Ari Brown
www.inntoene.com

Inntone Jazz Festival
05.24.15
Dierbach, Dierbach AT

Dee Alexander quartet
featuring Stephan Belmondo
at the INNtone Jazzfestival
+43(0) 676 9046822
for tickets contact jazz

MCA

05.03.15

Chicago, IL US

Renée Baker: Creative Music Summit
Sunyata: Towards Absolute Emptiness

Sun, May 3, 7:30 pm

MCA members $22
Nonmembers $28
Students $10
(subject to availability)

Buy tickets online
or call the MCA Box Office,312.397.4010.

The spare, emotive Sunyata harks back to early Buddhist writings to push at the limits of today’s creative music. Forward-thinking violinist/composer Renée Baker finds inspiration in the earliest Buddhist writings to reach Tibet, Padma Sambhava’sBook of the Dead (The Bardo). Sambhava playfully hid his writings in unusual and remote locations, believing that people would recover them at a time when his spiritual messages would have the most beneficial impact. Baker engages his writings with the same belief.

For her first MCA commission, Baker entwines music, voice, and dance. She has written a lush, energetic score for her own magnetic Chicago Modern Orchestra Project as well as four deeply affecting vocalists: Dee Alexander, Ann Ward, Saalik Ziyad, and Taalib-din Ziyad, members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. As they stand on pedestals in luminescent clothing, the singers serve as a visually potent bridge between Sambhava’s transcendent text and a protean dance Baker is conceiving for a soloist.

Sunyata: Towards Absolute Emptiness is presented as part of MCA’s Creative Music Summit in recognition of creative musicians/composers, and in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), This year Creative Music Summit features Baker and Nicole Mitchell in two distinctive concerts which journey through the multiple dimensions of inner and outer spaces.

Renee’ C. Baker, Dirigent

Chicago Modern Orchestra Project

PEK’ Contemporary Project

tbd

02.27.15 |tbd

Chicago, IL US

Chicago Symphony Center

02.27.15 |8pm

Chicago, IL US

Chicago Symphony Center Jazz Series

Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9 / Dee Alexander – SCP Jazz Series –

Tickets & Events –

www.cso.org

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone 312-294-3000
Fax 312-294-3329

Don’t miss this celebration of the special musical connection between New Orleans and Chicago! There is no more swaggering a genius of New Orleans piano than Henry Butler, who lives and breathes the piquant melodies, two-fisted rhythms and awesome stylistic reach of Louisiana legend Professor Longhair. Steven Bernstein has fully absorbed the exuberant sound of the melting-pot quality of New Orleans tradition, while also specializing in funk, klezmer and avant jazz.

Dee Alexander, a brilliant Chicago vocalist who is gaining worldwide attention, makes her SCP Jazz series debut as the show’s opener.

WDR Festival

01.28.15

Dortmund, AT

New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas Gibson Suite

01.11.15 |9:40pm

New York, NY US

APAP Showcase & Conference
featuring
Dee Alexander quartet
Sun 1.11.15
9:40pm
Hilton Midtown Gibson Suite 2nd flr
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

Museum of Contemporary- 220 East Chicago Ave

12.20.14 |7:30 P

Chicago, IL

MCA
With Tsukasa Taiko featuring Dee Alexander
For reservations call 312-397-4010

Green Mill Jazz Club 4802 N. Broadway

12.13.14 |8p to Midnight

Chicago, IL US

For Two Nights Only Friday and Saturday
Green Mill Jazz Club- 4802 N Broadway Chicago, IL
Featuring
Dee Alexander Quartet
4802 N Broadway St.,
Chicago, IL 60640
Friday, 12/12 set from 9p to 1a
Saturday, 12/13 set from 8p to Midnight
Cost: $12
For more information call 773-878-5552

Green Mill Jazz Club 4802 N. Broadway

12.12.14 to 12.13.14 |9p-1a

Chicago, IL US

For Two Nights Only
Green Mill Jazz Club
Featuring
Dee Alexander Quartet
4802 N Broadway St.,
Chicago, IL 60640
12/12 set from 9p to 1a
12/13 set from 8p to Midnight
Cost: $12
For more information call 773-878-5552

Kennedy Center

12.06.14 |7:30p & 9:30p

Washington, DC US

Please join

Jeffrey Lindberg

and the

Chicago Jazz Orchestra

featuring

Dee Alexander and Allan Harris

December 6 at 7:30 and 9:30pm
Special $26 ticket price for the 9:30p concert

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=MPJPC&promotionno=191091

Kennedy Center Honors with Chicago Jazz Orchestra

Andy’s Jazz

11.24.14 |5P

Chicago, IL

Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Featuring Dee Alexander
11 E Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60611
For reservations contact 312-642-6805

The Promontory 5311 South Lake Park Ave a West

11.21.14 |7P

Chicago, IL

Charles Heath presents
A Roaring 1920s Costume Concert
To benefit
Ken Chaney Scholarship
Reserved $65
General $50

Auditorium Theater

11.14.14 |7:30p

Chicago, IL

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Celebrates Ten Years
Auditorium Theater
For more information call 312-573-8932

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

11.01.14 to 11.05.14 |TBD

Sydney, Australia

Nov 1-5
Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
Sydney, Australia

Stockwerk Jazz Festival

10.04.14 |TBD

Graz, Austria

Dee Alexander Quartet
at the
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL LEIBNITZ
Graz, Austria

Hyde Park Jazz Festival- Wagner Statge

09.27.14 |3:30PM

Chicago, IL

Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Dee Alexander Quartet with very special guest
Oliver Lake
Wagner Stage
Free and open to the public

Hyde Park Jazz Festival- Wagner Stage

09.27.14 |3:30PM

Chicago, IL

Sep 27
Dee Alexander Quartet with special guest Oliver Lake
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
James Wagner Stage 3:30pm
Outside festival

Room 43

09.07.14 |7PM

Chicago , IL

Sep 7
Hyde Park Jazz Society
Room 43 – 7pm
1043 E 43rd Street

African Festival of the arts-Washington Park Chicago, IL

09.01.14 |TBD

Chicago , IL

Sep 1
African Festival of the Arts
Dee Alexander Quartet with special guest Neil Clarke
Washington Park (Chicago, IL

Millennium Park – Pritzer Pavillion 201 E. Randolph Street

08.28.14 |6:30P

Chicago , IL

Aug 28
Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins’ Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera
Made in Chicago World Class Jazz Millennium Park – Pritzer Pavillion
FREE

Trinity United Church of Christ 400 W. 95th Street

08.22.14 |8PM

Chicago, IL

Join Dee Alexander for Jazzapalooza
at
Trinity United Church of Christ
400 W. 95th Street Chicago, IL

Trinity United Church of Christ 400 W. 95th Street

08.22.14 |5 PM

Chicago, IL

Dee Alexander quartet
Trinity United Church of Christ
Outside festival
400 W. 95th Street
Jazzapalooza 5pm – 9pm

Jazz on 2nd Ave

08.16.14 |6:30P

Niowt, CO

A Free Jazz Festival of International Talent in the streets of
Niowt-Colorado
DEE ALEXANDER
With Miguel DeLaCerna, Mark Diamond and Alwyn Robinson.

Center for Inner City Studies- 700 East Oakwood

08.11.14 |6:30P

Chicago, IL

Aug 11
Jazzy Mondays at the Center 6:30-9:30
Center for Inner City Studies
700 East Oakwood
Chicago, IL

Chicago State University 9501 S. King Drive

08.06.14 |7PM

Chicago, IL

Jazz in the Grazz
at Chicago State University (95th & King Drive)
9501 S. King Drive
with
Dee Alexander Quartet
7PM
“Songs My Mother Loves”
Bring a blanket and a chair and enjoy the jazz

Logan Center performance Hall

08.01.14 |7 and 9PM

Chicago, IL

Aug 1
U of Chicago – Logan Center Performance Hall
Songs My Mother Loves CD Release Performance
Two shows 7 & 9pm
Tickets $20 General $10 Students with ID
$50 VIP Seats with CD
Tickets available online at www.ticketsweb.uchicago.edu
In person at the Logan Center box office or by calling
773-702-ARTS

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

07.29.14 |5:30PM

Chicago, IL

Dee Alexander quartet
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

MCA-220 East Chicago Avenue

07.29.14 |5:30PM

Chicago, IL

July 29
Museum of Contemporary Art – 5:30
Summer Jazz Series
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
Free

MAC (McAninch Arts Center) at College of DuPage

07.25.14 |7:30p

Glen Ellyn, IL

July 25

WDCB Summer Culture Series 7:30 concert –
Dee Alexander Quartet with special guests: Ari Brown, Corey Wilkes and Scott Hesse
MAC (McAninch Arts Center) at College of DuPage
425 Glen Ellyn, IL
7:30P
Free

Grant Park

06.14.14 |6:55PM

Chicago, IL

Dee Alexander
performs at the
Chicago Blues Festival with Willie Clayton
at the Pertrillo Music Shell stage
6:55PM
Chicago, IL (Grant Park)

Govenors State University 1 University Parkway

04.26.14 |8PM

University Park, IL

Evolution Arkestra
Funkin with Acoustic Soul
a Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix

for more information contact 708-534-5000

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Road

04.25.14 |10PM

Chicago, IL

Join Dee Alexander’s Evolution Trio
Katerina’s
1920 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL
$10
For more information and reservations contact 773-348-7592

UIC FORUM 725 W. Roosevelt Rd

12.06.13 |8P

Chicago, IL

Dec 6 – Dee Alexander Quartet
Dee Alexander Quartet
UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd · Chicago, IL
Time: 8P
For details & tickets contact (312) 413-9875

Poland – Sala Wielka CK Zamek

11.29.13 |9P

Poland

8th Annual Made in Chicago Festival in Poznan, Poland
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble: Funkin with Acoustic Soul
Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown
Friday Nov 29 9pm – 8th Annual Made in Chicago Festival in Poznan, Poland
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble: Funkin with Acoustic Soul
Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown
Friday Nov 29 , 2013
Time: 9pm
For details visit http://jazzforum.com.pl/main/news/made-in-chicago-2013
Sala Wielka CK Zamek

Open Door Rep’s 902 S. Ridgeland, Oak Park, IL

11.16.13 |8P to 11P

Oak Park, IL USA

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Open Door Rep’s Jazz Concert Series
902 S. Ridgeland, Oak Park, IL
Sat. Nov. 16, 2013
Time: 8P to 11P
For tickets & more information visit http://www.opendoorrep.org/

Lill Street Loft 4437 N Ravenswood Ave

11.09.13 |TBD

Chicago, IL

Dee Alexander quartet + special guest Oliver Lake
November 9, 2013
Lill Street Loft | 4437 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL 60640 |
For details contact 773.769.4226

Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona

10.26.13 |7:30P

Tempe, AZ USA

The Great Songstresses of Jazz!!
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm (MST)
Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona
featuring Dee Alexander and the ASU Concert Jazz Band
Jeffrey Lindberg, Director

The Den Theater 1333 N. Milwaukee

10.11.13 |7P

Chicago, IL

The Den Theater
1333 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
Doors open 7P
Show 7:30P

Shadow Town, interwoven with dance and music, focuses on the lives of four young girls representing the journey into “The Life” and what they endure once there; the people reaching out to to save them, the obstacles, the miracles, the nightmares and the hope we can give them.
Presented by Her Story Theater

For more information & tickets
http://herstorytheatershadowtown.brownpapertickets.com/

For ticket orders by phone: 1-800-838-3006

Cost: $35

Logan Center 915 E 60th Street

10.11.13 |6-9P

Chicago, IL

Diasporal Rhythms: EXHIBITION RECEPTION AND 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Logan Center Exhibitions is partnering with Diasporal Rhythms to present an exhibition to mark the 10th anniversary of this distinct art collectors’ collective, “Diasporal Rhythms: A Ten Year Love Affair with Collecting Art of the African Diaspora.” Celebrate the exhibition’s opening with a special performance by Diasporal Rhythms member Douglas R. Ewart and Quasar.

Featuring:
Dee Alexander, Vocals and Percussion
Vincent Davis, Drums and Xylophone
Darius Savage, Bass
Alexander Wing, Guitar and Oud
Edward Wilkerson Jr., Clarinets, Didjeridu and Tenor Saxophone
Douglas R. Ewart, English Horn, Sopranino Saxophone, Percussion,
Flute and Ewart Made Instruments: Didjeridu and Bamboo Flutes

Event free & open to the public

For more information about the Diasporal Rhythms exhibition visit arts.uchicago.edu/content/diasporalrhythms.

Catch 35 35 W. Wacker Drive

10.04.13 |6:00P to 9:00P

Chicago, IL

Tonight Catch Dee Alexander
with Eric Hochberg & Steve Million
CATCH 35
35 W. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL (Downtown)
Time:6-9pm.
Valet parking available.
Great food & great music.

Harold Washington Cultural Center 4701 S King Drive

09.08.13 |5P to 9P

Chicago, IL USA

RIAH AWARDS
Dee Alexander’s Evolution trio
Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S King Drive Chicago, IL

for tickets click link

Northside on Sampsonia Way between Montery & Sherman

09.07.13 |7:45-945P

Pittsburgh, PA

Jazz & Poetry 2013
Oliver Lake with Dee Alexander
Harrison Bankhead-Bass
Miguel De La Cerna- Piano
Ernie Adams-drums

Northside on Sampsonia Way between Montery & Sherman
In case of rain concert moves in doors to
For more information contact 412-321-2190

Museum of Contemporary Art

08.27.13 |5:30P to 8P

Chicago, IL

Tuesdays on the Terrace at the Museum of Contemporary Art!

Museum of Contemporary
220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL
Dee Alexander Quartet
with
Dee Alexander – vocals
Miguel delaCerna – piano
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Yussef Ernie Adams – drums

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Rd.

08.16.13 |10PM

Chicago, IL USA

Friday Aug 16, 2013

Katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park

Chicago, IL 60613

Time: 10pm
Cost $10

773-348-7592

Evolution Ensemble

Dee Alexander – vocals

Junius Paul – bass

Scott Hesse – guitar

Yussef Ernie Adams – drums/percussion

www.katerinas.com

www.deealexander.net

Chicago State University 9501 S. King Drive

08.14.13 |7:00P

Chicago, IL USA

Join Dee Alexander quartet
Jazzin’ in the Grazz
at Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive Chicago, IL
Time: 7:30P
Bring your lawn chairs and come relax to great jazz music

The Jazz Showcase 806 S Plymouth Ct.

08.13.13 |8PM – 11PM

Chicago, IL USA

Dee Alexander Quartet
Tues August 13, 2013
WDCB NITE AT
THE JAZZ SHOWCASE
806 S. Plymouth Court
312-360-0234
Miguel delaCerna – piano
Junius Paul – bass
Yusef Ernie Adams – drums
FREE ADMISSION
8:00-11PM

90.9fm WDCB Listener-Supported Public Radio

“Jazz, blues, news and more…”

http://www.WDCB.org

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Rd.

07.31.13 |8PM

Chicago, IL USA

Wednesday, July 31 8PM
Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
ELLA ELLA ELLA
at
Katerina’s
1920 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348 -7592
www.katerinas.com
Live Music & Great food
early arrival is suggested
*cover charge

Millenium Park

07.25.13 |6:30P

Chicago , IL USA

Join Dee Alexander’s
Funkin’ with Acoustic Soul: Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix
Evolution Arkestra’s
at
Millenium Park – Chicago, IL
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Thursday July 25
Time: 6:30 PM

Glen Ellen Outdoors

07.13.13 |TBD

Glen Ellyn, IL

Join Dee Alexander
Sat. – July 13
with the
Dee Alexander Quartet
Glen Ellyn Jazz Festival
www.jazzinglenellyn.org

TBD

07.05.13 |TBD

Davenport, IA

Fri – July 5
Join the Dee Alexander Quartet
at the
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
Davenport, IA
www.mvbf.org

Special tribute presentation*

City Winery 1200 W. Randolph Street

06.24.13 |Doors 5P Show starts 7P

Chicago, IL

Mon – June 24
Join the 3 Ellas
Dee Alexander – Frieda Lee – Spider Saloff
with Special Guest Mae Ya Carter Ryan
for an evening of music at
City Winery
1200 W. Randolph Street
Doors 5P Show starts 7P
312-733-WINE
www.citywinery.com

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Rd.

06.21.13 |10PM

Chicago, IL

Friday – June 21 10pm
Dee Alexander Quartet
at
Katerina’s
1920 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348-7592
www.katerinas.com
Live Music & Great food

Green Mill 4802 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60640

06.17.13 |9MP to 1AM

Chicago, IL

Mon – June 17 – 9pm – 1am
Dee Alexander Quartet
Green Mill
4802 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-5552
www.greenmilljazz.com

Open Door Theater 902 S Ridgeland Ave

06.15.13 |8PM

Oak Park, IL

Rhythm, Rhyme & the Refrain
with guest vocalist
Dee Alexander

for details and tickets contact Open Door theater at 708-342-0810

Open Door Theater 902 S Ridgeland Ave Oak Park, IL 60304

06.15.13 |8PM

IL

Enjoy an evening at the theater with DEE ALEXANDER
Sat – June 15 – 8pm
Open Door theater Jazz Concert Series
Rhythm, Ryme and the Refrain
Duets with Ben Farnandis
Open Door Theater
902 S Ridgeland Ave Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 386-5510
www.opendoor.org
$15/$12 for students and seniors
www.opendoorrep.org

Catch 35 – 35 W. Wacker Drive

06.14.13 |6 to 9P

Chicago, IL

Catch
Dee Alexander
at
Catch 35
Friday June 14, 2013
6-9pm
35 W. Wacker Drive
with
the Eric Hochberg Trio.

The Jazz Showcase 806 S Plymouth Ct.

06.10.13 |8 & 10P

Chicago, IL

Join us at The Jazz Showcase
Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Dee Alexander
Jazz Showcase
806 S Plymouth Ct Chicago, IL 60605
tickets: (312) 360-0234
www.jazzshowcase.com

Two shows 8 & 10P

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Rd.

05.17.13 |10PM

Chicago, IL USA

Join us for dinner & stay for the music
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble

Dee Alexander – vocals
Tomeka Reid – cello
Scott Hesse – guitar
Junius Paul – bass
Yussef Ernie Adams – percussion

Friday, May 17th, 2013
10pm
at
Katerina’s
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
773-348-7592
$10 cover

www.deealexander.net
www.katerinas.com

Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Avenue

04.27.13 |8PM

Chicago, IL

Tribute to Miles Davis – The Electric Years
Frank Russell Band – with Dee Alexander – special guest
Mayne Stage – 1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, Il 60626
Date: April 27, 2013
Lobby Doors: 6:30P
show starts: 8:00P
Hosted by: Jazz critic Neil Tesser
Produced by Lynn Orman Weiss, Orman Music Group
Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9FM.
Tickets are $25 general admission
www.maynestage.com or call 773.381.4554
Valet parking $5.00

Valparaiso University-Harre Union Ballroom 1700 Chapel Drive

04.17.13 |7:30P

Valparasio, IN

28th Annual Jazz Fest Features
Dee Alexander Quartet
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – 7:30P
Valparaiso University – Harre Union Ballroom

Valparaiso University 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383 HARRE UNION BALLROOM

Green Dolphin Street 2200 N Ashland

04.16.13 |9:30P

Chicago, IL

Cliff Wallace presents
Jazz on Tues
at
Green Dolphin Street
2200 N. Ashland (at Webster) Chicago, IL

with
Dee Alexander and the Evolution Trio

Scott Hesse – guitar

Junius Paul – bass

Yussef Ernie Adams – drums

Constellation 3111 N Western

04.12.13 |9:30P

Chicago, IL

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Constellation
3111 N Western Chicago, IL
Time 9:30pm
Friday, April 12, 2013

Jazz Showcase

03.10.13 |4PM, 8PM, 10PM

Chicago , IL USA

Join the Dee Alexander quartet
at the
Jazz Showcase
806 Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL

Sunday, March 10, 2013
3 shows 4PM 8PM & 10PM
*early arrival is suggested

Jazz Showcase

03.07.13 to 03.09.13 |*8PM and 10PM

Chicago , IL USA

Join the Dee Alexander quartet
at the
Jazz Showcase
806 Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL

Thursday March 7, 2013 to Saturday March 9, 2013
2 shows 8p & 10P
*early arrival is suggested

Prarie Center for the Arts Schaumburg, IL

03.02.13 |8PM

IL

ELLA ELLA ELLA!
Saturday March 2, 2013 – 8pm
201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1899
P: 847.895.3600
THREE ELLAS
Dee Alexander, Spider Saloff & Frieda Lee
Three of Chicago’s premiere vocalists pay tribute to the genius of Ella Fitzgerald. Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune says “jazz singing is a profoundly sensual art, at least when Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee and Spider Saloff are standing before the microphones.” And Chicagoist writes, “Separately, each of these ladies has her own distinct voice, but together, they embody the heart-turning passion of the First Lady of Song, from her sensual, breathy tones to her pure, rich highs.”

Tickets: $26 (adults) / $24 (students & seniors)

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Road

02.22.13 |10PM

Chicago , IL USA

Join Dee Alexander Quartet at Katerina’s
Friday February 22, 2013
Time 10pm
at
Katerina’s located at
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
For reservations 773-348-7592
Door cover $10

Dee Alexander Quartet
with
Dee Alexander – vocals
Miguel delaCerna – piano
Junius Paul – bass
Xavier Breaker – drums
***early arrival is suggested.

Sons d’hiver Festival

02.08.13 |8:30

Paris, France

Join Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Sons d’hiver Festival
Paris, France
VILLEJUIF
Théâtre Romain Rolland
For tickects please click the below link

Mayne Stage- 1328 Morse Ave.Chicago, IL 60626

01.28.13 |6:30P

Chicago, IL

Fear No Art
Dinner Party (Cocktails & Dinner)
FEAR NO ART PRESENTS THE DINNER PARTY
A completely new and different kind of show, host Elysabeth Alfano invites three creatives and a celebrity chef to a dinner party. Over food, wine, chocolate, Twitter and a few impromptu performances, the conversations flow! Filmed live and streaming on Time Out Chicago, buy your tickets and be a part of the party and live filming at the Mayne Stage, as well as enjoy tastings of the chef’s appetizer and entrées, a wine pairing and Vosges Chocolate. Twitter in questions for the stage guests and be eligible to win theatre tickets, dinner for 2 and more!

Guests: Entrepreneur and Art Collector, Howard Tullman, Indie Rocker, Kelly Hogan, Black Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Jackie Taylor and chefs from the Trenchermen, Micheal and Patrick Sheerin. The opening act is Jazz Singer Dee Alexander with Scott Hesse. Appetizer and entrée tastings from The Trenchermen are paired with wine from Vin Divino and chocolate by Vosges.

Don’t miss it! Tickets $30. Advance purchase necessary. No seating past 7:20 pm when food is served.
www.fearnoartchicago
Mayne Stage Theater
1328 Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
773.381.4551 (phone)

RADIO BROADCAST Toast of a Nation Program via WDCB 90.9 FM

01.01.13 |2:30p

Chicago, IL

Spend New Year’s Day Chicago style with Toast of the Nation which will be broadcast on WDCB College of DuPage RADIO
WDCB 90.9 FM
Time: 2:30PM
Tune in & Listen to Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble Arkestra
A tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix
Featuring
Dee Alexander, vocals
Tomeka Reid, cello
Junius Paul, Bass
Harrison Bankhead, Bass
Ernie Adams, drums & percussion
Miguel de la Cerna, piano
Scott Hesse, guitar
recorded live at Chicago South Shore Cultural Center
Sponsored by Jazz Institute in collaboration with the Chicago Park District
it’s on at 2:30 PM on News Years DAY on WDCB (90.9FM) –11:30 PM on WGBO (WBGO.org) on New Years EVE

INTERNET BROADCAST wbgo.org

12.31.12 |11:30PM

Spend New Year’s EVE Chicago style with Toast of the Nation which will be broadcast via INTERNET at www.wgbo.org
NEW YEAR’s EVE Dec. 31, 2012
Time: 11;30PM
Tune in & Listen to Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble Arkestra
A tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix
Featuring
Dee Alexander, vocals
Tomeka Reid, cello
Junius Paul, Bass
Harrison Bankhead, Bass
Ernie Adams, drums & percussion
Miguel de la Cerna, piano
Scott Hesse, guitar
recorded live at Chicago South Shore Cultural Center
Sponsored by Jazz Institute in collaboration with the Chicago Park District

South Shore Cultural Center 7059 S. South Shore Dr.

12.07.12 |7PM

Chicago, IL

JazzCity: Dee Alexander’s Funkin’ With Electric Soul: A Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix
Friday December 7, 2012 at 7PM
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Dr.
Family Friendly and Free!
We’re Feeling Good!

JazzCity is a free concert series initiated in 1997 by the Jazz Institute in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, now in its 15th season of bringing people together from across the city to listen to Chicago’s top jazz musicians. JazzCity is sponsored by WDCB 90.9 FM and WHPK 88.5 FM Radio and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information visit www. Jazzinchicago.org or call 312.427.1676

FREE & Open to the public

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Road

11.16.12 to 11.17.12 |10P to 1A

IL USA

Time: 10 PM to 1AM
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Katerina’s –
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
Cover: $10

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

10.26.12 |7PM

Chicago, IL USA

Rhythms of the Night
Primal Sounds: Voices & Drums
CCICS Special Concert
An Evening of sultry vocals & dynamic percussions
Featuring two world renowned performers vocalist/songwriter DEE ALEXANDER
& Percussionist NEIL CLARKE
Friday, October 26, 2012
Doors open 6PM (Concert 7PM)
Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall
700 East Oakwood Blvd
Chicago, Il 60653
Admission $10
More information and tickets call 773.268.7500

Hyde Park Jazz Festival-Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL

09.29.12 |7PM

Chicago, IL

Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Performance Hall
915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL
Saturday September 29, 2012
7PM
featuring the

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Arkestra

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Road

08.31.12 |10P

Chicago, IL USA

Friday Aug 31
Time: 10pm
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Katerina’s –
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
Cover: $10

Millennium Park – Pritzker Pavilion 201 East Randolph Street

08.30.12 |6:30P

Chicago, IL USA

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Time: 6:30pm
Millennium Park – Pritzker Pavilion (outside)
201 E. Randolph Street Chicago, IL
3 Ellas with Jeff Lindberg and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee
Bring your lawn chair and dinner on the lawn or sit under the pavilion

Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street

08.30.12 |1pm

Chicago, IL USA

Thursday, August 30, 2012
1pm – Chicago Jazz Fest with
Yoko Noge and Japanesque
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL
Randolph and Michigan (near corner)

ETA Creative Arts Center 7558 S South Chicago

08.29.12 |7p

Chicago, IL

Wed Aug 29, 2012
Charles Heath presents Jazz’n on the South Side
Dee Alexander Quartet
7558 S. South Chicago Avenue
7pm
Cover $10

Museum of Contemporay Art 220 E Chicago Ave.

08.28.12 |5:30p

Chicago, IL USA

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Tuesday Aug 28, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave Chicago, IL
Time 5:30pm

Katerina’s 1920 W Irving Park Road

07.27.12 |10P

Chicago, IL USA

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Friday July 27, 2012
Katerina’s- 1920 W. Irving Park Rd Chicago, Il
Time 10pm
Dee Alexan

Andy’s Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard Street

07.23.12 |5:30p

Chicago, IL USA

Dee Alexander with Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Monday July 23, 2012
Andy’s 11 E. Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Time 5:30pm

DuSable Muesun of African American History

07.18.12 |5:30p-8:30p

Chicago, IL USA

The Sounds of History -Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams
Featuring Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee and Everette Greene
July 18, 2012
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place Chicago, IL
773-947-0600
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Contact DuSable Museum for more information

Outside at 53rd & Kimbark

06.30.12 |4:30p

Chicago, IL USA

CELEBRATE HYDE PARK!
Dee Alexander & the Youngbloods
Open up for Roy Ayers
Saturday, June 30
Time: 4:30 – 6pm
FREE Outdoor Summer Festival
Celebrate Hyde Park – 53rd Street between Harper & Kimbark Avenues
Visit the link for a complete schedule

Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Road

06.29.12 |10P

Chicago, IL USA

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble Friday June 29, 2012
Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Rd
Time: 10pm
Cover: $10
Arrive early

Claude Lévi-Strauss theater

06.02.12 |6PM

Paris, France

Indigo Blue Cylce Jazz
June 2, 2012
Time: 6PM
Featuring in concert
Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang & Dee Alexander

About the concert series:
Nor quite the “jazz”, nor quite the “world music”, let alone their “fusion”, but meetings between different traditions and different futures, whether project-based universe reference composite guest artists or confrontations, equations musical and socio-musical with several unknowns. On the hybrid. The field of jazz music, after all, are they not predisposed, that they were among the first hybrid of modern times? And since that day, handling the paradox, they cease to be themselves when they stop producing new blends, new relationships – as soon as they cease to differ.

Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang & Dee Alexander
Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 18hThey are both famous drummers, great propagators of rhythms and swirls through the mirrors and the worlds of jazz and improvised music. But it’s still not enough to say: Hamid Drake is considered one of the best practitioners of frame drums, and he also excels at bata drum, or Iya, and on the tabla, dumbek or while darabukka have secrets for Michael Zerang. The African-American family has one of the Mississippi Valley and the other Assyrian family comes from the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, but a man or a river to the other, the watershed line passes through the moon. Drake and Zerang have known each other forever and every year in Chicago and at dawn, for the winter solstice, they gather their percussion from North Africa, Western, Middle Eastern and Eastern India, and they play and juggle with miles rhythms to audiences morning.

For the first time in Paris before the summer solstice, they invited an old acquaintance, a mutant singer, who has as many bird songs, even imaginary, mostly imaginary, the two friends know the sound of drums : diva Dee Alexander.

For more information and ticket information visit the theatre website.

For My Sweet-1103 Fulton Street

04.30.12 |7:PM

New York, NY USA

April 30, 3012
13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival
Dee Alexander performing at
For My Sweet
1103 Fulton Street (near Classon Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY
Time 7:00pmFor information about the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium call 718.773.2252 or visit www.cbjcjazz.org

Auditorium Theater- 50 E Congress Parkway

03.31.12 |8:00PM

Chicago, IL USA

March 31, 2012

Through Ella’s Eyes – A 95th Birthday Celebration
Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Presents a Tribute to the First Lady of Song
Featuring DEE ALEXANDER

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.
50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605
Dates: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Times: 8:00 pm
Price: $69-$30
purchase tickets online
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0700479CFED5BFA4?artistid=1677874&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=4&camefrom=CFC_AUD_ELLASHWPG

Join us as we pay homage to the First Lady of Song. Through Ella’s Eyes will feature the 57-piece Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, along with some of Chicago’s most celebrated vocalists.

Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. She is still the standard today, to whom jazz vocalists are measured.

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.
50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605
p: (312) 922-2110 • f: (312) 431-2360 • info@auditoriumtheatre.org

ETA Creative Arts 7558 South Chicago Avenue

03.28.12

Chicago, IL USA

March 28, 2012 – 7-10pm
Charles Heath presents Jazz’n on the South Side
Dee Alexander Quartet
ETA – 7558 South Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
Join us as we celebrate Fred Dunham’s birthday!

Katerina’s 1920 W Irving Park Road

03.22.12 |8pm

Chicago, IL USA

March 22, 2012
Katerina’s presents
3 Ellas featuring
Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee, Spider Saloff
8pm – Admission $20
1920 W. Irving Park Road
(773) 348-7592

Milano, Italy

03.18.12 |TBD

Milano, Italy

March 18, 2012
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Tribute to Jimi Hendrix – Milano-Italy
for more info about festival visit below link

ETA Creative Arts 7558 South South Chicago

02.29.12 |7P

Chicago, IL USA

Feb 29, 2012
Jazzin’ on the South Side –
ETA Creative Arts 7558 South South Chicago
hosted by Charles Heath
featuring
Dee Alexander Quartet

Thompson Center-100 West Randolph Lower concourse

02.23.12 |Noon

Chicago, IL

CONGRATS TO DEE ALEXANDER
being honored with an award from the
Illinois Secretary of State
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012
Noon
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL
Lower ConcourseIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White to host a reception celebrating African-American Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions of musicians, producers, radio personalities, as well as business and community leaders. There will be a special tribute for the original Tuskegee Airmen from Chicago during the program. This year’s honorees include radio legend Herb Kent, Chuck Colbert of The American Breed, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Hip Hop emcee Lupe Fiasco and jazz vocalist Dee Alexander. The event will be held Thursday, February 23rd at noon on the concourse level of the James R. Thompson Center. The event will feature musical performances by the Verzatile Band and violinist Lee England, Jr. Ramonski Luv (V103/WVAZ) and Micah Materre (WGN-TV) will host.

Room 43

02.12.12 |TBD

Chicago, IL USA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEE ALEXANDER!
Feb 12, 2012
Hyde Park Jazz Society @ Rm 43
presents
A Jazzy Birthday celebration
for
Dee Alexander
featuring
Dee Alexander Quartet
early arrival is strongly suggested
Cover $
21+

Catch 35 -35 W Wacker Drive

01.28.12 |6PM

Chicago, IL USA

Jan 28, 2012
Catch 35 –
35 W. Wacker Drive –
Eric Hochberg Trio
Feat.
Dee Alexander (vocals)
Time: 6pm

ETA Creative Arts 7558 South South Chicago

01.25.12 |7PM

Chicago, IL USA

Jan 25, 2011
Jazzin’ on the South Side –
ETA Creative Arts
Hosted by Charles Heath
Featuring
Dee Alexander Quartet
cover $10 (cash only)

Catch 35-35 W Wacker Drive

01.21.12 |6pm

Chicago, IL USA

Catch 35
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago
(312) 346-3500
Eric Hochberg Trio
featuring Dee Alexander
6pm

Katerinas 1920 W Irving Park Road

01.20.12 |10PM

Chicago, IL USA

Join Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
for another exciting nite of great food & great music
This show will sell out early arrival is strongly suggested!
Friday, Jan 20th – 10:00pm $10 Cover
Apapi-Love Concert with Dee Alexander & The Evolution Ensemble

Please join us for our Annual Agapi-Love Concert
We honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King
Dee Alexander – vocals
Tomeka Reid – cello
Scott Hesse – guitar
Harrison Bankhead – upright bass
Yusef Earnie Adams – percussion/drums
Katerina’s
1920 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL
age 21+

ETA Creative Arts 7558 S. South Chicago Ave.

01.09.12 |7p

Chicago, IL

Special Concert Series Featuring Dee Alexander
Music Mondays – Divas concert series –
Monday, Jan 9, 2012
ETA – Creative Arts
7558 S. South Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
Time: 7pm
Cost: $10 (cash only)
Contact ETA for more information

1 773.752.3955

ETA Creative Arts-7558 S South Chicago

01.09.12 |7-10PM

Chicago, IL USA

11 Divas . 1 Night only!
Music Monday hosted by Cliff Kelly of WVON

ETA CREATIVE ARTS FOUNDATION
7558 S CHICAGO AVE
773-752-3955
ADMISSION $10
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM
SHOW TIME 7PM – 10PM
SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE COME EARLY!

Katerinas 1920 W Irving Park Road

12.01.11 |8pm

Chicago, IL USA

The 3 ELLAS!
Featuring Dee Alexander, Spider Saloff, Frieda Lee

A night to remember
Early arrival is suggested

Enjoy great food and wonderful live entertainment

Show starts at 8p

JazzOnze+ Festival Lausanne

11.05.11 |TBD

Lasaunne , Switzerland

November 5, 2011
JazzOnze+ Festival Lausanne
Lasaunne Switzerland
Dee Alexander Quartet
For more information please visit
http://www.jazzonzeplus.ch/

875 W Lake Street – Unity Temple

10.01.11 |TBD

Oak Park, IL USA

October 1, 2011
Dee Alexander Quartet
Unity Temple Jazz Series
875 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL
For more information & to purchase tickets please contact
(708) 383-8873 or visit
www.unitytemple.org

Contact Us
Unity Temple Concert Series
875 Lake Street at Kenilworth Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
info@utconcerts.com
Order concert tickets by calling 800.838.3006 or visit the link below
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/1722/

Mandel Hall-5850 S Woodlawn

09.24.11 |Midnight

Chicago, IL

Dee Alexander
Hosts
Hyde Park Midnite Jam Session
Mandel Hall
5850 S Woodlawn
Chicago, IL

Rockefeller Chapel- 5850 South Woodlawn Ave

09.24.11 |10:30PM

Chicago, IL USA

September 24, 2011
3 Ellas
with
Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee and Spider Saloff
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Rockefeller Chapel
5850 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637-1628

Time: 10:30pm
Cost: FREE

For more information please call (773) 702-2100

Katerinas-1920 W Irving Park Road Chicago, IL

08.26.11 |10PM

Chicago, IL

Katerina’s Presents
Dee Alexander’s Trio
Nina Simone Tribute Concert
featuring
Miguel deLaCerna – piano
Harrison Bankhead – bass
& Yusef Ernie Adams – drums
Tribute to Nina Simone
For more information contact:

1920 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613-2408
(773) 348-7592

ELASTIC Arts Foundation- 2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Fl.

08.18.11 |TBD

Chicago, IL USA

August 18, 2011
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
ELASTIC Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Fl
Chicago,IL 60618

For more information please contact
Phone: 773-772-3616 or
www.elasticarts.org

Elastic Arts Foundation-2830 N Milwaukee Chicago, Il 2nd Floor

08.18.11 |9pm

Chicago, IL

Aug 18 – Elastic Arts Foundation
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
featuring Scott Hesse on guitar
Elastic Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Fl.
Chicago IL 60618
Elastic Arts Foundation

For tickets & more information contact:
Phone: 773-772-3616
General: info@elasticrevolution.com
Sound: booking@elasticrevolution.com
Vision: gallery@elasticrevolution.com

Rocella Jazz Festival – Italy

08.14.11 |TBD

Calabria, Italy

Rocella Jazz Festival – Italy – www.rocellajazz.net
Here & Now
August 14, 2011
Calabria, Italy
Featuring
Silvia Bologenesi, Dee Alexander ,Tomeka Reid

ROCCELLA JONICA-Italy

08.14.11 |22.30

Italy

Aug 14 – Rocella Jazz Festival
Hear ‘n Now

“Hear in now” Trio
“Hear in now” Trio Mazz Swift violino e voce Silvia Bolognesi contrabbasso Tomeka Reid violoncello featuring Dee Alexander, voce Progetto originale

Hideout- 1354 W. Wabansia

08.10.11 |TBD

Chicago, IL

August 10, 2011
Hear & Now
Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60642
For more information please contact
Phone: 773.227.4433 or visit
www.hideoutchicago.com

Hideout-1354 W Wabansia Ave Chicago, Illinois 60642

08.10.11 |9PM

Chicago, IL

Aug 10 , 2011
Hideout
with
Hear ‘n Now
featuring
Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi, Mazz Swift and special guest Dee Alexander

Umbrella Music presents:
Immediate Sound Series

Immediate Sound, the Hideout’s series for jazz and improvised music, is curated by Umbrella Music founding member Mitch Cocanig. Beginning in April of 2006, the programming has taken place on each Wednesday night and focuses on presenting established local, domestic, and international musicians. These concerts represent the range of methods utilized by contemporary improvisers in their music, and give audiences a chance to hear them perform in an ideal environment with exceptional acoustics. Over the course of its first four years, the Immediate Sound Series has provided a stage for artists as wide ranging as Fred Anderson and Nicole Mitchell from the AACM, Joe McPhee, Taylor Ho Bynum and Joe Morris from the East Coast, and Peter Brötzmann, Ab Baars, Mats Gustafsson, PNL, and Terrie Ex from Europe; giving them all an integrated platform from which to present their ideas. In addition, each night features a DJ who spins sounds from different genres, to help put the live performances into the greater context of what music is all about – an exchange of creative thinking in sound.

Tim said… This is a residency that I have dreamed about for 10 years. The Immediate Sound Series brings guests from around town and around the world to the Hideout this Wednesday and every Wednesday forever.

Museum of Contemporary Art-220 East Chicago Avenue

08.09.11 |5:30-8PM

Chicago, IL USA

August 9, 2011
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Hear & Now
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
5:30-8pm
Cost: Free

South Shore Cultural Center-7059 S. South Shore Dr., Chicago, IL

08.07.11 |10A to 8P

Chicago, IL

Sunday, August 7
10A to 8P
31st Annual South Shore Jazz Festival
Jazz Unites Jazz Festival
Located at
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Dr.,
Chicago, IL 60649-3228
(773) 734-2000

Dee Alexander Trio
with Miguel de la Cerna-Piano
Harrison Bankhead-bass
Yusef Ernie Adams-drums

This two-day concert sits behind the backdrop of the historic South Shore Cultural Center. This concert is one of the most highly anticipated outdoor jazz events in Chicago. The musical festival traces its roots back to the first Duke Ellington Tribute held in Grant Park in 1974.

ADMISSION IS FREE. No outside food or beverages

Museum of Contemporary Art

08.02.11 |5:30P to 8P

Chicago, IL

Tuesday’s on the Terrace
MCA-220 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble

A dinner buffet, featuring fresh, locally grown produce, is available for $23 per person. Tables are limited—call 312.397.4034 for reservations.

For a more impromptu evening, bring a blanket or rent a lawn chair ($5 each) and relax in the garden. Hamburgers, hotdogs, snacks, and sides may be purchased from the outdoor grill, along with cold beverages, wine, and seasonal cocktails from the cash bar on the lower terrace.

Outside food and beverages are not allowed.
FREE ADMISSION.

Museum of Contemporary Art-220 East Chicago Ave

08.02.11 |5:30-8PM

Chicago, IL USA

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2644
(312) 280-2660
Dee Alexander Quartet

Umbria JAzz Festival

07.08.11 to 07.17.11 |TBD-varies

Umbria, Italy

Umbria Jazz Festival
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Umbria, Italy

ELASTIC Arts Foundation- 2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Fl.

06.18.11 |9PM

Chicago, IL

June 18, 2011
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
ELASTIC Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Fl.
Chicago IL 60618
9pm
Cost: $12
For more information please contact :
phone: 773-772-3616 or visit
www.elasticarts.org

Finland-TBD

06.09.11 to 06.12.11 |TBD

Helsinki, Finland

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Featuring:
Dee Alexander-Vocals
Tomeka Reid-Cello
Junius Paul- Bass
James Sanders-Violin
Ernie Adams- Drums & Percussion

Kerava Jazz Festival

SPACE- 1245 Chicago Ave

06.02.11 |8PM

Evanston, IL USA

June 2, 2011
Dee Alexander Evolution Ensemble
SPACE – June 2, 2011
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
8pm
Cost: $12 in advance // $15 day-of // $22 reserved table seating
To Purchase tickets – www.evanstonspace.com

ETA Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago

05.04.11 |6PM-doors open /performance -7P

Chicago, IL

It’s our FIRST ANNIVERSARY!! Help us CELEBRATE!!

“Charles Heath Presents… Jazzin’ on the South Side”
It’s a BLACK & WHITE AFFAIR & you are invited!! You are encouraged to come dressed in your chic, classy black & white apparel!! Doors open at 6pm, the performance starts at 7pm!

Dee Alexander Quartet
featuring
Miguel De La Cerna, piano
Ernie Adams, drums
Harrison Bankhead bass

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
ETA Creative Arts Foundation
7558 S. South Chicago Street
Chicago, IL

General Admission- $10
Fully Stocked Bar, Delicious Food, Valet Parking

South Loop Hotel-L26 Restaurant

04.29.11 |9:30p

Chicago, IL USA

Friday, April 29, 2011
Dee Alexander Quartet
performing @
Chicago South Loop Hotel – L26 Restaurant
11 West 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Admission is $15 – 9:30pm

For More information 312-225-7000

Green Mill- 4802 N Broadway

04.25.11 |9p-1A

Chicago, IL USA

www.deealexander.net
Dee Alexander Quartet
with
Miguel delaCerna – piano
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Yusef Ernie Adams – drums

Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway
Chicago, Il 60640
Monday April 25, 2011
9pm-1am
For more info:
www.greenmilljazz.com
773-878-5552

Katerina’s 1920 W Irving Park Rd

04.23.11 |10P

Chicago, IL

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
at
Katerina’s
www.katerinas.com
An Eclectic Club with its Soul in the Arts
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
773-348-7592

Sat. April 23, 2011
10PM
21+
Cover: $10

Proclamation of Hope Airs on PBS

04.21.11 |Check Local Listings on PBS

ALL

Ramsey Lewis’s Proclamation of Hope

Featured vocalist Dee Alexander provides stirring soulful improvisations to accompany the orchestra.

Proclamation of Hope is a large scale, multi-media symphonic concert by jazz legend, pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis.

Pianist Ramsey Lewis
Bill Richert
Composer Pianist Ramsey Lewis leads the night’s performance as he unveils each of the concert’s eight original orchestral movements.
Almost 150 years after his untimely death, Abraham Lincoln is considered by many to be America’s greatest President, as much for his leadership during a time of crisis as for his eloquence and humanity. Among those artists who were inspired to pay tribute to Lincoln during his bicentennial year was Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis. In the summer of 2009, Lewis premiered a new, large-scale, multi-media symphonic poem at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, which had commissioned the work to commemorate Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

Now, public television audiences will have the opportunity to experience Lewis’ vision, as his profoundly moving work Proclamation of Hope comes to PBS. The work is scored for wind ensemble, rhythm section and voice and is organized in eight discrete movements. Visual images from a range of sources depict various historical moments and concepts, and are viewed as the group performs the composition.

“I not only hoped to inspire people to want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, but to portray the gains of African Americans and our country while showing challenges yet to be overcome. I hope my audience will feel the inspiration that I felt composing this work as they listen to my music and watch the stirring images on screen.” — Ramsey Lewis

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Proclimation of Hope airs on WTTW featuring Dee Alexander

04.14.11 |9PM

Ramsey Lewis
PROCLAMATION OF HOPE
ft.
Dee Alexander

A 90-minute mixed-media symphonic tribute to Abraham Lincoln, written and performed by jazz legend Ramsey Lewis at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Premieres Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Repeats Friday, April 15 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime 11.2 (Comcast channel 370)

CHICAGO – March 15, 2011 – Almost 150 years after his untimely death, Abraham Lincoln is considered by many to be America’s greatest President, as much for his leadership during a time of crisis as for his eloquence and humanity. Among those artists who were inspired to pay tribute to Lincoln during his bicentennial year was Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis. In the summer of 2009, Lewis premiered a new, large-scale, mixed-media symphonic poem at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, which had commissioned the work as part of its celebration of the Lincoln bicentennial. Now, public television audiences will have the opportunity to experience Lewis’ vision, as his profoundly moving work PROCLAMATION OF HOPE comes to WTTW on Thursday, April 14 at 9:00 pm.

PROCLAMATION OF HOPE, taped this past November before an enthusiastic audience at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., was composed by Lewis and conducted and arranged by Scott Hall for a 22-piece orchestra — wind ensemble, rhythm section and voice. The work is organized in eight movements that draw upon jazz, gospel and blues. Each movement was inspired by an actual historical event from or impacted by Lincoln’s life and vision for America, and considers Lincoln’s profound and lasting influence on the United States’ quest to become “a more perfect Union.” The music is performed against visual designer Michael Coakes’ sweeping mixed-media tableau of historic images and photos. University of Pennsylvania music professor Guthrie P. Ramsey, author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop, worked with Lewis to provide accompanying written notes.

SGI-Chicago Cultural Center -1455 S. Wabash

03.25.11 |Doors 6:30p Concert 7P

Chicago, IL USA

SGI – Peace Concert –
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
The SGI-USA Chicago Peace Concert Series
presents
Dee Alexander’s jazz Evolution Ensemble
featuring
James Sanders, Junius Paul, Tomeka Reid, and Ernie Adams
in concert at the
SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center
1455 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605 o
Friday, March 25th at 7:00 PM.

This is a free concert with free parking. Doors open at 6:30pm. For more information, call 312-913-1211; http://www.sgicentral.org/.

DuSable Museum of African American History-740 E. 56TH PLACE

03.20.11 |3p-5p

Chicago, IL USA

Tribute to Fred Anderson
Donations accepted

DuSable Museum of African American History-740 E. 56TH PLACE

03.13.11 |3-5P

Chicago, IL USA

THE DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

PRESENTS A

TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011

3-5PM

740 E. 56TH PLACE

Admission $20

FEATURING

MUNTU DANCE THEATER OF CHICAGO

1st half

MUNTU MAKES ITS WAY FROM SENEGAL TO SIMONE

“Suite Nina,” danced to such Simone classics as “Sinnerman,” choreographed by Deidre Dawkins and Kwame Opare, is also on tap, a fusion of African and modern dance that speaks in particular to Simone’s commitment to social justice and change.” – Sid Smith – Chicago Tribune

2nd half

DEE ALEXANDER QUARTET

Miguel delaCerna

Harrison Bankhead

Yussef Ernie Adams

performing songs of Nina Simone

For more information: 773-947-0600

Hoogland Center for the Arts-420 South Sixth Street

03.11.11 |8PM

Springfield, IL

Coming to the Hoogland
Friday, March 11, 2011
8:00 p.m.

ELLA! ELLA! ELLA!
A musical tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
featuring the Three Ellas:
Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee, Spider Saloff
Each singer had something significant to say……

Singer Lee, hardly could have sounded more gauzily seductive in “Embraceable You”…

Saloff with her lightning riffs and ultra-high register cries a fitting tribute to Fitzgerald….

To hear Alexander was to recognize her prowess in extending Fitzgerald’s legacy!
– Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Tickets: $30
217/523-2787
www.hcfta.org

The Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL

Cinematheque-Tel-Aviv

02.15.11 to 02.18.11 |8P

Tel-Aviv, Isreal

Dee Alexander quartet at the Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival

About the Festival

The Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, in its 22nd year, is one of the most important jazz events in Israel.

The Festival has garnered a prestigious reputation in Israel and abroad, as a magnet for stellar jazz performers and a home for special projects. However, the Festival’s main attraction is the exciting experience it provides for jazz aficionados. This year, the Festival will host internationally known jazz musicians, who will play side-by-side with Israeli musicians, in original Festival productions and premiere performances.

Among the artists who will take part in this year’s festival are:
Dee Alexander, “Queen of Chicago” – the warm-voiced singer, who will perform pieces from her latest album, as well as a tribute to Nina Simone and Diana Washington.

Green Mill 4802 N Broadway

02.12.11 |8p-Midnight

Chicago, IL USA

DEE ALEXANDER QUARTET

Friday, February 11; 9pm-1am
Saturday, February 12; 8pm-midnight
$12 cover

featuring:
Dee Alexander, vocals
Miquel dela Cerna, piano
Harrison Bankhead, bass
Yusef Ernie Adams, drums

Green Mill- 4802 N Broadway

02.11.11 |9PM-1AM

Chicago, IL USA

DEE ALEXANDER QUARTET

Friday, February 11; 9pm-1am
Saturday, February 12; 8pm-midnight
$12 cover

featuring:
Dee Alexander, vocals
Miquel dela Cerna, piano
Harrison Bankhead, bass
Yusef Ernie Adams, drums

Umbria Winter Jazz Festival – Orvieto, Italy

12.29.10 to 01.03.11 |tbd

Orvieto, Italy

Dec 29-Jan 3, 2011 – Evolution Ensemble Umbria Winter Jazz Festival – Orvieto, Italy

Made in Chicago-Poland

11.24.10 to 11.29.10 |tbd

Poznan, Poland

Nov 24-29 – Made in Chicago – Poznan Poland

Museum of Contemporary Art

11.20.10 |7:30PM

Chicago, IL USA

Nov 20 – Museum of Contemporary Art
Creative Music Summit
For tickets call the MCA Box Office, 312.397.4010

Kennedy Center

11.14.10 |7PM

Washington, DC USA

Kennedy Center – November 14, 2010
Proclamation of Hope with Ramsey Lewis
Featuring Dee Alexander
A Tribute to Abraham Lincoln
For tickets: click the link

Room 43-1041 East 43rd Street

10.31.10 |tbd

Chicago, IL USA

Oct 31 – Rm 43 – 3 Ella’s Masquerade Ball

Katerina’s-1920 W. Irving Park Rd.

10.29.10 |10p to 1am

Chicago, IL USA

Katerina’s – An eclectic club with its soul in the arts
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
773-348-7592

Friday, October 29th. 2010
Time: 10pm -1am

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble

Details: $10 @ door
21 & over
For details and or reservations visit: www.katerinas.com

Chicago Jazz Orchestra – Humanities Festival

10.21.10 |tbd

Chicago, IL USA

Oct 21 – Chicago Jazz Orchestra – Humanities Festival

Peninsula Hotel-108 East Superior

10.16.10 |8:30PM

Chicago, IL

Remy’s-225 East Monroe

10.08.10 to 10.09.10 |tbd

Springfield, IL

Join Dee Alexander at the Illinois capital-SPRINGFIELD, IL

Internaional House-1414 East 59th Street

09.25.10 |12 midnight to 2AM

Chicago, IL USA

Sep 25 – Hyde Park Jazz Festival
AACM – Great Black Music Ensemble
Chicago Jazz Orchestra – Tribute to Ray Charles

Bring the entire family for a day of free jazz in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
Listen to Dee Alexander as a Raylette!
Please check the Hyde Park Jazz Festival for a complete schedule.

Hamilton Park 513 W. 72nd St., Chicago

09.18.10 |Noon to 6P

Chicago, IL USA

Englewood Jazz Festival
Hamilton Park
513 W. 72nd St., Chicago
Tel: (773) 551-3976
Date: September 18, 2010

Cost: Free

What to expect: This 11th annual fest, held in historic Hamilton Park (and inside the Park District auditorium if it rains), brings together an eclectic mix of internationally acclaimed artists (including Englewood residents) to fill the park with one-of-a-kind compositions, creative improvisation and unique musical collaboration. The Festival was founded by Ernest “Khabeer” Dawkins to celebrate the living legacy of Jazz in Englewood and Chicago’s South Side.

Why to go: This year’s fest will again welcome Italian musicians as part of a collaboration with Punta Giara Cultural Association in Sardinia, Italy.

Peninsula Hotel-108 East Superior Street

09.18.10 |8:30PM

Chicago, IL

Velvet Lounge- 67 E Cermak Road

09.12.10 |9:30P

Chicago, IL USA

Sept. 10-11 – Evolution Ensemble – Velvet Lounge 9:30

Douglas Park

09.11.10 |7 to 8:30PM

Chicago, IL USA

Sept. 11 – Dee Alexander Quartet –
Ravinia Concert series at Douglas Park Jazz Festival 7-8:30

Peninsula Hotel-108 East Superior Street

09.04.10 |8:30PM

Chicago, IL

Sardegna, Italy

08.24.10 to 08.30.10 |tbd

Sardegna, Italy

Santa Arresi Jazz Festival –
Sardegna – Aug 24-30 –
Dee Alexander Quartet

www.santannarresijazz.it

Peninsula Hotel-108 East Superior Street

08.14.10 |8:30PM

Chicago, IL

The Museums Shores Yatch Club-5900 South Lake Shore Drive

08.02.10 |7PM Doors Open

Chicago, IL

Musician’s Network Mecca
presents
Dee Alexander
with
Miguel de la Cerna- Keyboard
Harrison Bankhead- Bass
Charles “Rick” Heath- Drums

The Museums Shores Yatch Club
(59th Street Harbor)
5900 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
7 PM – Doors Open
8 PM – 11 PM- Music
Free Admission

Jazz à Vannes

07.26.10 |TBD

Bretagne, France

July 26, 2010
Join the Dee Alexander quartet
at the
Jazz à Vannes
in
Bretagne, France

Sunset Club-American Jazz Festival

07.24.10 to 07.25.10 |TBD

Paris, France

July 24th and 25th:
Join the Dee Alexander quartet
at the Sunset Club
for the
American Jazz Festival 2010
Paris, France

Souillac en Jazz Festival

07.23.10 |TBD

Midi-Pyrénées, France

July 23, 2010
Join the Dee ALexander quartet in France!
at the Souillac en Jazz Festival
Midi-Pyrénées, France
Please visit the website for more information.
www.souillacenjazz.net

Voreppe

07.22.10 |TBD

Rhône-Alpes, France

July 22nd, 2010
Join the Dee Alexander Quartet in France!
at the Voreppe
Rhône-Alpes, France

Jazz à Serres

07.21.10 |TBD

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

July 21st: Jazz à Serres
Join the Dee Alexander quartet in France!
Please visit the website for more details.

(Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France)
(www.festivaldejazzdeserres.com)

Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park-1130 Midway Plaisance North

06.24.10 |6:30p-8:30p

Chicago, IL USA

WLFM 87.7FM + McCafe’ presents
Nights at the Oasis
Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park
with
Dee Alexander Quartet
Miguel delaCerna – piano
Junius Paul – bass
Yousef Ernie Adams – drums
Hosted by Loni Taylor

www.877ChicagosSmoothJazz.com

Peninsula Hotel-108 E Superior (lobby)

06.19.10 |8PM

Chicago, IL USA

KATERINA’S-1920 W Irving Park Rd.

06.10.10 |8PM

Chicago, IL USA

An Evening of Ella
with
Frieda Lee, Spider Saloff & Dee Alexander
with
Jeremy Kahn – piano
and
Jim Cox – bass
@ Katerina’s
1920 W. Irving Park Rd
Thursday June 10, 2010 – 8pm
$20
www.katerinas.com

Park 52-5201 S Harper Ave.

06.09.10 |7PM

Chicago (Hyde Park) , IL USA

One of a Kind Weekly JAZZ Wednesday’s @Park 52
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
7PM
Duet Series
Featuring Dee Alexander & Buddy Frambro
Great Food & drinks ~ No Cover charge ~ Valet Parking
Call 773-241-5200 for dinner reservations

PARK 52- 5201 S Harper

06.09.10 |7 PM

Chicago (Hyde Park), IL USA

Amazing Duets Series @ Park 52
5201 S. Harper
Buddy Fambro & Dee Alexander
Wednesday June 9, 2010
7pm

Poznan Poland Made in Chicago

05.30.10 |tbd

Poznan, Poland

Dee Alexander Quartet concert in Poland – Poznań Aula Nova 30 May, as a part of MADE IN CHICAGO series.

Bridgestone Music Festival-São Paulo

05.20.10 |9P

São Paulo, Brazil

May 20, 2010
Bridgestone Music Festival
Venue: São Paulo – Citibankhall

Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Featuring
Dee Alexander-vocals
Tomeka Reid-cello
Ernie Adams- drums & percussion
James Sanders- violin
Junius Paul- bass
for tickets visit
http://www.bridgestonemusic.com.br

Regal Theater-1654 79th Street

05.05.10 |7P to 10P

Chicago, IL USA

Dee Alexander Quartet
Jazzin at the Regal Theater
1654 79th Street

WED MAY 5, 2010

DOORS OPEN AT 6PM
PERFORMANCE AT 7PM

DEE ALEXANDER QUARTET

featuring

Dee Alexander – vocal
Miguel delaCerna – piano
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Ernie Adams – drums

General Cash Admission: $10

Club Blu Jazz-1540 W North Ave

04.23.10 to 04.24.10 |8P & 9:45P

Chicago, IL USA

2-Nights Only!
April 23 & April 24, 2010

Dee Alexander Quartet
Club Blu Jazz
1540 W North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
club@clubblujazz.com

KATERINA’S- 1920 W Irving Park Road

04.16.10 |10 PM

Chicago, IL

This Friday, April 16, 2010 at 10PM
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Katerinas
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
773-348-7592
www.katerinas.com
Great Music, Great Fun & Great times!

Peninsula Hotel-108 E. Superior Street

03.26.10 |8:30P to 11:30P

Chicago, IL USA

Where far eastern graciousness meets with mid west hospitality
The Five Star Five Diamond award winning
Peninsula Chicago is located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Jazz at the Pen with Dee Alexander
Friday, March 26, 2010
8:30P to 11:30P

The Velvet Lounge- 67 E Cermak

03.20.10 |8PM

Chicago, IL USA

March 20, 2010

Blackout Festival: Birthday Tribute to Fred Anderson
Featuring
Evolution Ensemble

Gorton Community Center- 400 E. Illinois Road

03.14.10 |4 to 6 PM

Lake Forest, IL USA

Cabin Fever Jazz Series
featuring
Dee Alexander Quartet
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2398
(847) 234-6060

Auditorium Theater – 50 E. Congress Parkway

03.11.10 |7:30 PM

Chicago, IL USA

Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

From Ella to Mandela

The 55-piece Chicago Jazz Philharmonic returns to the Auditorium! From Ella to Mandela: A Celebration of the African and American Spirit presents both a musical exploration of the contributions of female vocalists to the jazz genre and a Nelson Mandela inspired suite, Hope in Action.

From Ella to Mandela will feature some of Chicago’s most celebrated jazz vocalists – Dee Alexander, Terisa Griffin, and Maggie Brown – paying tribute to the legacies of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Billie Holiday. The second half of the program is Hope in Action, composed in honor of Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration. This work seamlessly weaves jazz, classical and South African inspired melodies, interspersed with moments of inspirational oration taken from Mandela’s speeches. The work culminates with a grand chorus featuring Soul Children of Chicago. Also featured are celebrated Chicago saxophonists Ari Brown and Ernest Dawkins and special guest orator, actress T’keyah Crystal Keymah.

For Tickets & more Information: 800-982-2787

Wentz Concert Hall-171 E. Chicago Avenue

02.26.10 |8 PM

Naperville, IL USA

February 26, 2010

Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra presents

Exquisitely for Ella
featuring Dee Alexander

Wentz Concert Hall – 8pm

171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL

For Tickets & more information contact: 630-637-7469

Tickets: $40/$30

Velvet Lounge-67 E Cermak

02.21.10 |9PM

Chicago, IL USA

Sunday, February 21, 2010
9PM

AACM
Vocal Ensemble featuring Dee Alexander

The Velvet Lounge-67 E Cermak

02.17.10 |8:30p

Chicago, IL USA

Masters Series-Dee Alexander Quartet
Wednesday, February 17, 8:30pm
Dee Alexander (vocals), with
Miguel Dela Cerna (keyboards),
Harrison Bankhead (bass), and
Ernie Adams (drums)

Checkerboard Lounge-5201 S. Harper

02.08.10 |8PM

Chicago, IL

Dee Alexander performs at the Chicago Musicians Network

Celebrate Black History Month
with
Dee Alexander performing (Nina Simone)
Joan Collaso performing (Sarah Vaughan)
and
Nanette Frank performing (Ella Fitzgerald)
celebrating Great Jazz Divas!

Monday February 8, 2010
Checkerboard Lounge
5201 S. Harper
Hyde Park (Chicago)
8pm

Room 43-1041 East 43rd Street

02.07.10 |7:30-11:30PM

Chicago, IL USA

Birthday Celebration for Dee Alexander
The Dee Alexander quartet (LIVE!)

The Velvet Lounge-67 E Cermak

01.30.10 |9:30P

Chicago, IL USA

Please join us Saturday Jan 30, 2010

The Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak Chicago, IL
Time: 9:30pm
Cost: $15.00

Evolution Ensemble

with

Dee Alexander – vocals

Tomeka Reid – cello

James Sanders – violin

Ernie Adams – percussion

with
special guest
Shanta Nurullah – sitar

1920 W Irving Park Road

01.15.10 |10pm

Chicago, IL USA

Please join us Friday Jan 15, 2010

10pm

Celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King

at

Katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
773-348-7592
$10 cover

Evolution Ensemble

with

Dee Alexander – vocals;

Tomeka Reid – cello;

James Sanders – violin

Junius Paul – bass
with
special guest
Shanta Nurullah – sitar

www.deealexander.net

www.katerinas.com

The Green Mill

01.04.10 |9p to 1a

Chicago, IL USA

Dee Alexander Quartet with
Miguel delaCerna – piano
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Ernie Adams – drums

Monday January 4, 2010
Green Mill-4802 S. Broadway
Chicago, Il 60640
Time: 9p-1a
$6 Admission
www.greenmilljazz.com
Ph 773-878-5552

Malcolm X College

01.01.10 |NOON

Chicago, IL USA

Join Dee Alexander & the Evolution Ensemble
Friday, Jan. 1, 2010
Malcolm X College-City College of Chicago
1900 W VanBuren
Chicago, IL 60612
For more details
Contact: Jessica Holloway
Phone: 312.850.7152
Fax: 312.850.7026
E-Mail: jholloway@ccc.edu

15TH ANNUAL KWANZAA OBSERVANCE PROGRAM
AT MALCOLM X COLLEGE
“Theme: Kwanzaa 2009: Honoring our Elders
for Preserving our Cultural Heritage”

The Velvet Lounge- 67 E Cermak

01.01.10 |9:30PM

Chicago, IL USA

Celebrate Kwanzaa

“Imani – Faith”

and the

New Year
with the
AACM Experimental Chamber Ensemble
Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60616
312-791-9050
Jan 1, 2010
9:30pm
www.aacmchicago.org

“Imani” – FAITH – To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
– AACM Experimental Chamber Ensemble featuring Dee Alexander (vocals/percussion), Ann Ward (vocals/keyboards/percussion), Taalib-din Ziyad (vocals/flute/percussion), Saalik Ziyad (vocals/percussion), Tomeka Reid (cello/percussion), Art “Turk” Burton (percussion), & Avreeayl Ra (drums/percussion), and more tba;

The Velvet Lounge-67 E Cermak Road

12.05.09 |9:30P

Chicago, IL USA

Saturday, December 5, 2009
The Velvet Lounge
presents
The Chicago 12 – a Black Op’era’
composed and directed by Ernest Dawkins (saxes/percussion)
featuring Dee Alexander (vocals), Khari B (text), Corey Wilkes (trumpet/percussion), Kevin Nabors and Aaron Gettsug (woodwinds, percussion), Sam Walton (trombone/percussion), Justin Dillard (kayboards), Harrison Bankhead and Junius Paul (bass), Hamid Drake and Isaiah Spencer (drums/percussion), commemorating the 40th anniversary of the assasination of Fred Hampton, and a record release party for the Chicago 12 “Until-Emmett Till” on Dawk Records.
The Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak Road,
Chicago, Illinois 60616
9:30pm
312.791.9050.

Hamilton Park 513 W 72nd Street

12.04.09 |7PM

Chicago, IL USA

Ernest Dawkins and the Chicago 12

The Jazz Institute of Chicago
presents
Until Emmett Till: Ernest Dawkins’ Chicago 12
Friday, Dec 4, 2009 – 7pm
Hamilton Park
513 W. 72nd St Chicago, IL.
This is a FREE Event.

Ernest Dawkins composed this piece to mark the anniversary of Till’s murder in 1955. IT comes home now, to be performed in the neighborhood where Emmett Till grew up. A pwoerfully told story that is uplifting both musically and spiritually, it features Dee Alexander as Mamie Till and Khari B. who wrote and performs the lines.
The band will feature vocalist Dee Alexander and spoken word artist Khari B., saxophonists Aaron Getsug and Kevin Nabors, trombonist Norman Palm, trumpeter Corey Wilkes, pianist Justin Dillard, bassists Josh Abrams and Harrison Bankhead, drummers Isaiah Spencer and Hamid Drake, and Ernest Dawkins on alto saxophone and conducting.

Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington

11.12.09 |6:30P

Chicago, IL

Chicago Under the Dome: Dee Alexander and the Evolution Ensemble with special guest Shanta
World, Folk & Electronica Music
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL
Nov 12, 2009 | 312.744.6630 | Free Admission
Time: 6:30P

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs new music series, Chicago Under the Dome, presents Dee Alexander and the Evolution Ensemble with special guest Shanta.

Green Mill-4802 S Broadway

11.09.09 |9pm

Chicago, IL USA

www.deealexander.net
Dee Alexander Quartet
with
Miguel delaCerna – piano
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Charles Heath – drums
Dee Alexander-vocals

Monday November 9, 2009
at the Green Mill
4802 S. Broadway Chicago, Il 60640
Time: 9 PM – 1 AM
$6 Admission
Phone: 773-878-5552

JazzOnze+ Festival

10.31.09

Lausanne, Switzerland

Oct 31, 2009
Dee Alexander Quartet
JazzOnze+ Festival
Lausanne, Switzerland

Espace Tival, Kingersheim (Haut-Rhin)

10.30.09 |tbd

Espace Tival, Kingersheim (Haut-Rhin)
contact the festival directly for more details

Katerina’s-1920 W Irving Park Rd

10.16.09 |10PM

Chicago, IL USA

Katerina’s
It’s a bar, it’s a live music venue, a cultural center. It’s a meeting place for old friends and new friends. A place where romance blossoms and time stands still.

Featuring Dee Alexander & Evolution Ensemble
http://www.katerinas.com/
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
773-348-7592

Rennes, France

10.11.09

Rennes, France

Sunday, Oct 11, 2009
Dee Alexander Quartet
Rennes, France

Rhino Jazz Festival

10.09.09 |tbd

Loire, France

Oct 9, 2009
Dee Alexander Quartet
Rhino Jazz Festival
www.rhinojazzfest.com
please contact the festival directly for details.

Carré Sévigné, Cesson-Sévigné (Ille-et-Vilaine, France)

10.08.09 |tbd

Ille-et-Vilaine, France

Oct. 8th: Carré Sévigné, Cesson-Sévigné (Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
featuring Dee Alexander
please contact the festival directly for more information

Nîmes Agglo Jazz Festival

10.07.09 |tbd

Gard, France

Oct. 7th: Nîmes Agglo Jazz Festival (Gard, France)
featuring Dee Alexander
contact the festival directly for a complete schedule

Hyde Park Jazz Festival: James W Wagner Stage on the Midway

09.26.09 |6P

Chicago, IL USA

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time: 6P
Dee Alexander Quartet
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
James W Wagner Stage on the Midway
1130 N Midway Pl.
phone 312-745-2470

Hamilton Park 513 West 72nd Street

09.19.09 |Noon to 6P

Chicago, IL USA

Live the Spirit Residency
proudly presents the
10th annual Englewood Jazz Festival
Come join us from 12:00-6:00pm for a free day of jazz in historic Hamilton Park. An eclectic mix of internationally acclaimed artists including one-of-a-kind compositions creative improvisation and unique musical collaboration.
This year’s progam includes Houston Person, Maggie Brown, Dee Alexander, Ernest Dawkins and others.
For additional details, or to get involved, contact us at info@LiveTheSpiritResidency.org
Englewood residents will fill the park & so should you!

Velvet Lounge-67 East Cermak Road

09.18.09 |9:30P

Chicago, IL

Creative Super Group
Featuring: Dee Alexander, Ernest Dawkins, Ari Brown, Junius Paul and Avreeayl Ra
Englewood JazzFest Preview
Contact the Velvet Lounge for more info.

Chicago Jazz Festival-Grant Park

09.06.09 |7:10PM to 8:10PM

Chicago, IL USA

Sunday, September 6, 2009
Petrillo Music Shell
Dee Alexander and the Sirens Orchestra

About the Chicago Jazz Festival

The longest running of the city’s lakefront music festivals. For the past 30 years, the Chicago Jazz Festival has been a Labor Day weekend tradition. What began as concerts to remember jazz greats Duke Ellington and John Coltrane has turned into an annual celebration of jazz music that is not to be missed. The festival celebrates the city’s rich Jazz heritage and showcases the diverse talent of local, national and international musicians, with several different genres of jazz music represented throughout the celebration, the festival attracts both locals as well as tourists from around the world.

Faie’: African Art Gallery 4317 S Cottage Groove

09.05.09 |3P

Chicago, IN

A Collectors Connection
at
FAIE African Art Gallery
4317 S Cottage Groove
Chicago,iL 60653

DEE ALEXANDER CD signing (3 to 7p)
Akosua Bandele and Marvin Sin (Noon to 7p)
Fine Jewelry Designs & The Art of Leather
‘Collectors Reunion’
Wear/Bring Favorite Pieces From Your Private Collection
of the Artits Works to Show & Share & To be Documented

For more information 773.268.2889
Email info@faiearficanart.com

Velvet Lounge 67 E Cermak Road

09.02.09 |9p

Chicago, IL USA

Dee Alexander Quartet
Wednesday Sep 2, 2009
2009 Jazz Club Tour
For tickets contact:
http://www.jazzinchicago.org/jazz-club-tour-ticket

Spertus Institute 610 S Michigan Ave

09.01.09 |6P

Chicago, IL USA

Jazz Institute of Chicago
7th Annual Gala
Honoring Grace: Michele Obama
Reception 6p
September 1, 2009
Concert: 8p
Featuring Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble
w/ Special guest vocalist DEE ALEXANDER

To purchase tickets:
Call: 312-427-1676 ext.3
E-mail: virginia@jazzinchicago.org

Sardinia Jazz Festival

08.27.09

Sardinia, Italy

Aug 27, 2009
Evolution Ensemble
Sardinia Jazz Festival

Crest Jazz Vocal Festival

08.08.09 |TBA

Crest, France

Aug 8, 2009
Dee Alexander Quartet
Crest Jazz Vocal Festival
Crest, France
http://www.crestjazzvocal.com/7.html

Green Mill Jazz Club 4802 N. Broadway Street

07.31.09 to 08.01.09 |Friday (9P-1A) Saturday (8P-Midnight)

Chicago, IL USA

FRIDAY, July 31, 2009 Time: 9PM
SATURDAY, August 1, 2009 Time: 8PM
COST: $12
Dee Alexander Quartet
Green Mill Jazz club
4802 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60640
+1 773-878-5552‎
greenmilljazz.com
greenmill@comcast.net

Hoffman Estates: Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green

07.30.09 |7P

Hoffman Estates, IL USA

Dee Alexander Quartet
Hoffman Estates Jazz Festival: Summer Sounds on the Green
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009
Time:7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green
2850 Pratum Ave.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192

Bring a blanket and picnic to the lovely amphitheater at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green located on Prairie Stone Parkway off Route 72 in the Prairie Stone Business Park, and enjoy the Thursday evening summer concert series featuring talented performers. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 847-252-5448, or visit www.hoffmanestatesarts.com.

Katerina 1920 West Irving Park Road- Chicago

07.24.09 |10PM

Chicago, IL USA

Katerina
1920 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613
773-348-7592
$10 cover

Evolution Ensemble

with

Dee Alexander – vocals
Tomeka Reid – cello
James Sanders – violin
Junius Paul – bass
Ernie Adams – percussion

Umbria Jazz Festival

07.11.09 to 07.18.09 |TBA

Perugia, Italy

July 11-18, 2009
AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
featuring Dee Alexander
Umbria Jazz Festival
Perugia, Italy

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival at LeClaire Park

07.03.09 |TBA

Davenport, IA USA

July 3, 2009
Time: visit www.mvbs.org for updated schedule
Dee Alexander Quartet
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival 25th Anniversary
Davenport, IA

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society will be producing its 25th Anniversary Blues Festival this year on July 2 – 4. Join us in Davenport’s LeClaire Park on the banks of the Mississippi River for this momentous event!

L’ete Musical

06.24.09

Saint Etienne, France

June 24, 2009
Dee Alexander Quartet
L’ete Musical
Saint Etienne, France
www.loire.fr

DucdesLombards Restaurant and Live Music

06.22.09 to 06.23.09 |8 & 10P

Paris, France

June 22 & 23, 2009
8 & 10P (20H & 22H)
Dee Alexander Quartet
DucdesLombards Restaurant and Live Music
Paris France
http://www.ducdeslombards.com/

Velvet Lounge 67 E Cermak

06.13.09 |9:30P

Chicago, IL USA

Saturday June 13, 9:30pm
Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak – $15.00
www.velvetlounge.net

Evolution Ensemble
Dee Alexander – vocal
Tomeka Reid – cello
Junius Paul – bass
James Sanders – violin
Ernie Adams – percussion