Lorez Alexandria

Lorez Alexandria, born Dolorez Alexandria Turner (August 14, 1929 – May 22, 2001), was an American jazz and gospel singer, described as "one of the most gifted and underrated jazz singers of the twentieth century".She was born in Chicago, Illinois. She sang gospel music in churches in her teens, and spent 11 years as part of an a cappella choir. Turning to jazz, she worked the local Chicago club scene before linking up with arranger King Fleming and recording several albums for King Records between 1957 and 1959, including some with pianist Ramsey Lewis.
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