Phat Man Dee is the three time winner of “Best Local Jazz Act” in the Pittsburgh City Paper Reader’s Poll. Her populist appeal even got Frank DeBlase of Rochester, NY’s City Paper to say
”This woman is as zaftig as she is zany. It’s the perfect marriage of a beautiful voice and a twisted mind, kind of like Karen Black in a more cabaret setting. But it isn’t all high-brow low-jinx; Phat Man Dee has a set of powerful pipes behind her exquisite phrasing.”
Man Dee is an old-fashioned jazz crooner in the same vein as the late Amy Winehouse or Jill Scott. Phat Man Dee however, incorporates a number of new twists. She sings & duets her original compositions and seemingly bottomless arsenal of classic songs in English, Spanish, French and sometimes German and Hebrew. Her performance range spans across the worlds of opera, theater and burlesque. Recently, Phat Man Dee performed as “Janet”, one of the lead roles in “How to Survive the Apocalypse: a Burning Opera,” which sold out a month-long run at San Francisco’s Teatro Zinzanni.
Phat Man Dee Productions in conjunction Creative Life Support Revival Series are bringing together the first ever “Show of Shows and Cavalcade of Stars,” featuring some of Pittsburgh’s finest entertainers. The music performed will be jazz, salsa, gospel, hip hop, and rock n’ roll. In addition to music, the show includes burlesque and bellydance, as well as a live filming for an impending Phat Man Dee Smallscast.
The Oct 17th “Cavalcade of Stars N’at” will feature:
Phat Man Dee’s cabaret jazz group “The Cultural District”
Amoeba Knievel – local rawk n’ roll phenomenon
Live webcast from Dr. Colter Harper in Ghana
Machete Kisumontao – featuring vocals by Puerto Rican songbird Geña
Reverend Deryck Tines – gospel artist
HollyHood – the sexiest hip hop mc in da’Burgh
J-Pad da Juggernaut – hip hop mc and beats master
Lita D’Vargas – burlesque
Christine Andrews – bellydance
Trixy – the fire breathing pick’em up art car by Trundle Manor
The show takes place at 7pm on Thursday October 17th at Mr. Small’s Theater. This event is Free for everyone 21+. $2 at the door for anyone under 21. The artist gets $1 for every person who registers for their free ticket through this website and redeems it at the show, so help a sista out!