Dee Alexander is one of Chicago’s most gifted and respected female vocalist/songwriters. 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. Some of her recent career highlights include the following:
2009 Chicago Jazz Festival--Dee Alexander and the Siren’s Orchestra; 2009 Tribute to Abraham Lincoln--Proclamation of Hope with Ramsey Lewis--Ravinia; 2008 Hope in Action--Homage to Nelson Mandela with Orbert Davis and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic--Millennium Park; 2007 Sirens of Song--Tribute to Nina Simone and Dinah Washington--Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion; 2007 AACM Great Black Music Ensemble Tribute to Fletcher Henderson--Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion; 2007 Jazz Institute of Chicago--Tribute to ”Light“Henry Huff--Columbus Park; 2007 Blue Room--Kansas City, Mo--Dee Alexander Trio with Dennis Winslett; 2006 Sweet Rhythm NYC--Passing Thru with Oliver Lake; 2006 Chicago Jazz Festival with Africa Brass Tribute to Malachi Thompson; 2006 Exquisitely for Ella Tribute - Chicago Jazz Orchestra; 2005 Millennium Park Jazz Series--Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra; 2005 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival--Douglas Ewart’s Inventions; 2005 Chicago Jazz Festival - Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) Great Black Music Ensemble.
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