Pittsburgh’s resident left-field jazz vocalist
spent much of last summer touring the clubs and festivals of Europe – 15 cities in 12 countries.
Being from Pittsburgh, she also sought artists with whom to collaborate on bridges, from jazz musicians to dancers and poets. The efforts and results — collectively titled “Take It to the Bridge with Phat Man Dee” — were captured on video by her traveling companion, Alistair McQueen.
You can see a sampling from the trip tonight as part of Mr. Smalls’ Creative.Life.Support Revival Series
The evening includes both performances by Phat Man Dee and her band The Cultural District, and by others, and some of the video footage from the journey.
Guests include Paris-based, American-born jazz poet Moe Seager, who’ll perform accompanied by live jazz; Alistair “Smokin’” McQueen, who’s also a “boylesque” dancer; and belly-dancer and belly-dance teacher Maria Hamer, who’ll perform with some of her students.
The show is at 7 p.m. tonight, and follows the Creative.Life.Support pricing structure: free for those over 21, $2 for those under 21, with performers paid based on how many of the free tickets they distribute are redeemed at the door.
You can reserve tickets here
is located at 400 Lincoln Ave., in Millvale.