Trinity students, faculty, and staff, along with local community members, were serenaded by the smooth and vibrant vocals of Chicago jazz performer Dee Alexander on September 23, at the College’s annual Black and White Dress-up Night of Jazz.
Named as the 2010 Chicago Jazz Entertainer of the Year, Alexander has performed on countless domestic and international stages in her years of entertainment.
Approximately 200 people attended the event, sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee and music department, with some assistance from Student Development. Trinity’s jazz band, under the direction of Dr. Ken Austin, professor of music, opened up for Alexander and the band.
“Since experiencing my first Black and White Jazz Night as a freshman, this event has become one that I always look forward to once the school year starts,” said computer science major Eric Swanson ’12 of DeMotte, Indiana. “Dee Alexander displayed a uniquely refreshing talent that extended to the beginnings of jazz, and hearing Trinity’s jazz band was a great way to begin the evening.”