Alfie Moss and Dexter Koonce
Inducted in the Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019
About Alfie Moss and Dexter Koonce
One of Delaware’s premier pop jazz bands the Alfie Moss/Dexter Koonce Project has a smooth style of performance that blends jazz with blues, rock, R&B, contemporary, gospel & caribbean songs. Singer Alfie Moss and keyboardist/guitarist Dexter Koonce have well-earned their recognition as “Best of Jazz Vocalist & Best of Jazz Band” by Delaware Today Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards in 1992. They’ve recently been inducted into Delaware’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, opened for Vice President Joe Biden, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Donald Byrd, Bonnie Raitt, Grover Washington Jr., Norman Conners, Jean Carne, Kim Waters, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dexter Wansel, Bobby Lyles, Pieces of a Dream and many more. Their awards include Delaware Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards Best of Jazz Vocalist and Best of Jazz Band, C.O.J.A. Award, by the Council on Jazz Advocate’s of Delaware.
Alfie’s three CDs are New Beginnings, Livin’ in the City, and Live at Harrington’s with the Melton Brothers Band. A recent review of her work with the Melton’s said, “Alfie’s soaring vocals dance above and below the melody with an astonishing range and self-assured grace that is distinctly reminiscent of the legendary jazz vocalists of her early years”.
At the age of six Dexter Koonce was considered a musical genius and child prodigy. He studied under his uncle saxophonist Robert “Boisie” Lowry, teacher/mentor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown. He continued his musical education at the Wilmington School of Music, University of Delaware and Berklee College of Music in Boston. His prowess on the keyboard is magic to behold. He’s shared the stage with many musical greats. Koonce’s other credits are producer, writer, guitarist, and lecturer.