Jul 28th 2020

On Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/mcachicago/

Tuesdays on the Terrace is the MCA’s summer jazz series celebrating Chicago’s robust music scene. Audio broadcasts are available on Facebook Live every Tuesday, July through September, from 5:30–6:30 pm. Powerhouse vocalist Dee Alexander presents a multi-genre selection of jazz tunes ranging from gospel and blues to neo-soul and rhythm and blues.


Born on Chicago’s West Side, Dee Alexander is one of Chicago’s most gifted and respected female vocalists and songwriters. Her talents span every music genre, from gospel to R&B to 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 ballad to a scat-filled romp, Alexander delivers each style with a passion for music that comes across in every note, and a grace that is truly her own. Growing up in a household that was steeped in recordings of Dinah Washington, Alexander names Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald among her major influences, as well as Chicago saxophonist Henry Huff, who encouraged her to take risks and cross boundaries, thus setting her on the path to becoming one of the most accomplished vocal improvisers in the world today.

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