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Phat Man Dee is a cosmic jazz cabaret vocalist, bandleader, events producer, videographer, poet and part time sideshow marvel. She regularly appears with both her jazz group “The Cultural District” and the sideshow burlesque group “Kabarett Vulgare”. She performs live approximately 100 dates a year in nightclubs, theaters, educational facilities, private events and festivals in the Mid Atlantic and California coastal regions. She has been voted in the Pittsburgh City Paper's Readers' Polls of 2010-2013 as one of the top 3 local jazz acts.
She is a proud member of both the Pittsburgh Arts Council and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Phat Man Dee was voted one of the Best Local Jazz Acts in the Pittsburgh City Paper Reader's Poll of 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Frank DeBlase of Rochester, NY's City Paper had this to say about Mandee in 2011:"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."
Phat Man Dee is an old-fashioned jazz torch singer with a number of new twists. She sings & duets her original compositions and eclectic repertoire of standards in English, Spanish, French and sometimes German and Hebrew. Her performance range is just as wide, spanning opera, theater and burlesque. From blues to filk, from opera to indie, Mandee’s range is nothing short of breathtaking. Her CDs include Life Just Goes On, Torch of Blue (produced by Tony DePaolis), and Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1.