Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival star Dee Alexander pays tribute to the women in her life

Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander is in Sydney for the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. There are some songs Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander doesn’t care to sing. Billie Holliday’s Strange Fruit, about a racist lynching in America’s mid-West in the 1930s, is one of them. “We are all aware of it. The lyrics have […]

Jazz singer Dee Alexander melds experience and experimentation

November 3, 2014 John Shand Jazz singer Dee Alexander relishes both the experimental and mainstream aspects of her repertoire. Photo: Supplied It was the music she heard each week when her mother was ironing: Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Abbey Lincoln, Miles Davis and more. They seeped into Dee Alexander’s pre-school consciousness and heart and stayed […]