New Madison Jazz Clubs Opens with Dee Alexander
As a long-time member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), Dee Alexander has a wealth of experience in both contemporary and avant-garde idioms of jazz. Just back from extended tours of Europe and South Africa in 2016, this will be Ms. Alexander’s first Madison performance in 10 years. For a taste of her music, check out: https://youtu.be/0Xr-ZWGgXXg.
Her show at Coda is Friday, March 4 at 7:30 and 9:30 PM. Coda is located at 113 West Dayton Street (at North Carroll). Contact Susan Fox, email@example.com, or (608) 251-8565. to inquire about ticket availability.
According to Alexander's website: "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."