Phat Man Dee and Sugar Ray Morrisson on Talk Pittsburgh!
Interview on The Scene with Scott Hanley on WZUM Pittsburgh Jazz Radio
Phat Man Dee w. Windafire, Esai Aliquo-Varela, and Sugar Ray Morrisson on Saturday Light Brigade!
Phat Man Dee interview with Heather Cunningham on KDKA Talk Pittsburgh
Phat Man Dee on Healthy and Fit, Bethel Park TV January 2022
Phat Man Dee and Deanna Witkowski on Saturday Light Brigade
Celebrating a jazz legend: Phat Man Dee to lead a Pittsburgh tribute to Billy Strayhorn
SCOTT MERVIS Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 7, 2021
“He lived openly as a gay Black man with his partner in New York City, in the middle of the century, at the height of Jim Crow,” Phat Man Dee says. “So it was important to me that we celebrate him fully for everything he gave us and who he was.
“His whole life, his existence, his music, his legacy, his gift means we get to celebrate him every time we hear one of his songs,” she added. “And a lot of people don’t even know. They’re like, ‘Oh, I thought Ellington wrote this.’ He wrote a lot of songs that people don’t realize that he wrote and arranged.”
Life in Tune: Phat Man Dee sings of music’s power to join us
NATE GUIDRY Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 11, 2021
Life in Tune is a biweekly photo feature about local musicians.
In Phat Man Dee’s musical life, there are no rests.
Her latest project is a recording featuring her powerful voice alongside local powerhouse musicians Reggie Watkins on trombone, James Johnson on piano and Roger Humphries on drums. The extended play record is slated for release in February 2022, but Man Dee said a couple of singles will be released before then, including one titled "Virgil and Kae" in honor of two longtime local jazz lovers who died in recent years.