Coming to you from the WFMT Radio Network – a new one-hour special, Dee Alexander: Jazz at Christmastime – Recorded live at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase! With support from the WFMT Radio Network Jazz Network’s own Dave Schwan and longtime collaborators pianist Vijay Tellis-Nayak, bassist Junius Paul, guitarist John McLean, and drummer Rick Heath, the beloved Chicago vocalist and WFMT Radio Network Jazz Network host Dee Alexander entertains and enchants with songs and reminiscences of holidays past.
The performance includes holiday favorites “Winter Wonderland”, “Little Drummer Boy”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, alongside gems first recorded by Miriam Makeba and John Lennon. Don’t miss Chicago’s first lady of jazz song serving up the winter holiday season in style.
Dee Alexander is among the premier vocalists and songwriters in American music today, and one of Chicago’s most gifted and respected artists. A member of AACM – the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Dee has shared a stage with veterans Ahmad Jamal, David Sanborn and Joshua Redman – and has toured France, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Poland – while also enjoying a career deeply rooted in Chicago’s vibrant music community.