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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Alexander McLean Project

  • Anne & John Kern Terrace Garden
    Outer east side of the MCA, accessible via the back gate and the Commons
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Tuesdays on the Terrace July 28, 2018
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Tuesdays on the Terrace July 28, 2018
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

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Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden with free music highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. Powerhouse vocalist Dee Alexander presents a multigenre selection of jazz tunes ranging from gospel and blues to neo-soul and rhythm and blues.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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.

Funding

WDCB 90.9 is the official media sponsor of Tuesdays on the Terrace. Tuesdays on the Terrace is made possible in part by a generous gift from Luminarts Cultural Foundation, supported by Cherilyn Murer.