Coming to you from the WFMT Radio Network – a one-hour special, Holiday Jazz with Dee Alexander! With support from emcee and Chicago radio luminary Richard Steele and longtime collaborators pianist Miguel de la Cerna, bassist Junius Paul and drummer Yussef Ernie Adams, 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 favorites “White Christmas,” “Coventry Carol”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and show-stopping renditions of spirituals inspired by Chicago gospel legend Mahalia Jackson. 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.