1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
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. 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. Not being one to ever feel that the spotlight has to belong exclusively to her, Ms. Alexander has lent her considerable talents as a backup vocalist to the live performances of an array of many other well known artists i.e., Michael Bolton, Phil Perry, Willie Clayton, and Zora Young. Dee has also formed the Evolution Ensemble which is an acoustic group that consists of string instruments and percussion with a strong emphasis on original compositions.
Jeremy Kahn is one Chicago’s busiest pianists, playing in jazz venues, orchestra pits and recording and teaching studios. Perhaps Mr. Kahn’s most influential teacher during his years of practicing was an instructor who he encountered during his time at the New England Conservatory of Music. During his time there, he had the privilege of studying with legend Jaki Byard. He is a member of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, led by Jon Faddis, and has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Aretha Franklin, Phil Woods, Charlie Haden, Pepper Adams, Milt Hinton and Joni Mitchell. Along with performing in venues from Singapore to Rotterdam, Jeremy has played extensively in Chicago’s jazz clubs, including a three-year stint as the house bandleader at The Gold Star Sardine Bar. In Chicago he has been a guest on the radio shows of Marian McPartland and Studs Terkel, and was a featured soloist at the Chicago Jazz Festival. Information about Jeremy’s CDs (“The Jitterbug Waltz” and “Most of a Nickel”) can be found at www.kahnman.com.