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Nina at Ninety: A Tribute to Nina Simone with Dee Alexander
Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 3:00 pm
Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra and the incomparable vocalist Dee Alexander pay tribute to the life, music, and legacy of the great Nina Simone on the 91st anniversary of her birth.


Dee Alexander is one of Chicago’s most gifted and respected female vocalists. Her 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.

Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works.

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