Dinah Washington at 100

Celebrating the Queen of the Blues

Coming this summer!

In celebration of the centennial of the influential and iconic artist, Dinah Washington, WFMT Radio Network Jazz Network host Dee Alexander takes us on a two-hour special journey through her timeless musical legacy in Dinah Washington at 100: Celebrating the Queen of the Blues. A pioneering figure in jazz and blues, Dinah Washington was known for her rich, emotive voice and impeccable phrasing. With a career spanning several decades, she left an indelible mark on the music world.

Throughout this special, we’ll experience the timeless allure of Dinah Washington’s music, a testament to her enduring influence and unmatched talent. We’ll hear some of Dinah’s earliest recordings, signature renditions of classic jazz standards, and favorites such as What A Diff’rence A Day Made, Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby, This Bitter Earth, Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes, and many more…


• Evil Gal Blues
• Salty Papa Blues
• Blow Top Blues
• Blue Gardenia
• Christopher Columbus
• What A Diff’rence A Day Made
• Teach Me Tonight
• This Bitter Earth
• You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
• Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby
• Don’t Give Me that Jive
• There is No Greater Love
• Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes
• A Foggy Day


About the Host:

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.


Category: Documentaries & Profiles
Duration: 2-hour / 1:58:30
Frequency: 1-part
Availability: 08/01/2024 - 12/31/2024

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