Alexander McLean Project


Apr 10 2024


2 Show Available
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm



2nd Set With The Alexander-McLean Project

Showtimes:  6:00pm-7:15pm & 8:15pm-9:30pm

The Alexander/McLean Project is a collaboration between a group of like-minded musicians who are interested in working along the nexus of poetry, long form composition and jazz improvisation. This project is designed to expand upon each of the band members’ previous artistic efforts and incorporates a variety of stylistic approaches and strategies. Dee Alexander, the ensemble’s vocalist and co-leader and Westside native has been a prominent member of Chicago’s arts scene for the last four decades. Dee is widely known for her close association and long time membership with Chicago’s legendary AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). In addition, Ms. Alexander has recorded and toured extensively in both leadership and collaborative roles.

Likewise, John McLean the co-leader of the ensemble has a long-standing relationship with Chicago’s creative music scene. Mr. McLean has participated in over sixty recordings as both sideman and a leader and has toured worldwide in a variety of creative music ensembles.

The goal of the Alexander/McLean Project is to delve as deeply and as creatively as possible into the art of songwriting as it relates to and intersects with the world of jazz improvisation. While the beloved works that we refer to as the “The Great American Songbook” provide us with a sturdy and beautiful template for this undertaking, the purpose of this project is to explore the extension of that legacy as well as presenting original material that reflect the times we are living in with love, hope and happiness being the goal of every man, woman and child.

Hourly Schedule

Nightly Showtimes (2 Shows)

6:00pm - 7:15pm
Alexander-McLean Project
First Show
8:15pm - 9:30pm
Alexander-McLean Project
Second Show
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