As the first and only British Winner and recipient of the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in Newark, NJ, also known as the Sassy Awards, Deelee Dubé is one of today’s foremost gifted vocalists to have emerged from the London scene in many years.
Embodying a stellar African musical lineage, the eclectic tastes of a London upbringing and a deep love and respect for the jazz tradition, Deelee possesses what Jazz Times called “a warm tone, genuine blues feeling and easy rhythmic authority.”
A regular performer at the legendary London venue Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Acoustic Jazz Lounge, Deelee completed a brief tour of North America and a successful debut performance at Montreal International Jazz Festival, Quebec, Canada in 2017.
This was followed with a stellar performance for International Jazz Day at the Teatro Auditorio Revellin in Ceuta, which was met with rave reviews by the Spanish press.
In 2018 Deelee also performed as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th Anniversary series ‘Celebrating Women and the Hall’, and she now in the process of releasing her new record, Tryin’ Times.
Songwriter as well as a poet, Deelee work has been published in Write & Shine (Poetry Now Young Writers Book, 1995) and The Book of Dreams (United Press, 2010).