Friday, May 25, 2012

Tomorrow Phat Man Dee at Savoy & next week at BRGR!

I hope you are well and enjoying this beautiful weather currently blessing Pittsburgh. I am chugging along, making progress here and there, making new fans wherever I can and expanding the community of phabulous and phreaky jazz lovers, be it in a room filled with sideshow dancers and burlesque glass walkers, in fancy high end jazz supper clubs or gourmet burger joints with delicious parmesan dusted french fries.

Last week's show at the Rex with Atrocity was amazing, if you couldn't make it, then you missed me playing my cello in public for the first time in the better part of a decade. I found my cello teacher, Paul Critser, from when I studied in high school at Centers for the Musically Talented, on the net and lucky for me, he is still teaching and lives within 5 miles of my home. He is still running his youth orchestra, he still plays for the Ballet and Opera orchestras, the only thing that seems to have changed about him is that now he rides for hundreds of miles at a stretch in bicycle rides. So for Atrocity I wore a new dress made by Zoe Collins of Threadneedle St and played Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight" on my cello and accompanied myself as I sang it. I was terrified. However, nothing exploded, I didn't gack any notes too much and I think that if you missed it last week, then you have a chance to see it tomorrow at the Savoy in Pittsburgh!

I am singing 2 songs as part of a benefit tomorrow, one of which will be "'Round Midnight" on cello. The event is called "AfternoonTimeJazz" Saturday May 26, 2012 from 5:00pm until 10:00pmIt is the first Annual Benefit Fundraiser for ProMusica Pittsburgh's Summer Young Artists Residency Program, and Summer Choral Intensive Institute.
The show will feature Lilly Abreu, Maureen Budway, Phat Man Dee, Gene Stovall, Michael Jackson with the Howie Alexander Quartet.
Tickets are available online at
Tickets are $10.00 in Advance & $15.00 at the door
For more information visit us online at
Facebook page:
SAVOY Restaurant & Lounge is located at:
2623 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Also tomorrow night, my sweet husband, Tommy Amoeba, will be playing at Gooski's with Young Brokaw & his group "Amoeba Knievel"
Live and in person appearing at Gooski's for one night only! I will get there after the Savoy hit.
More info:

And next week I will appearing next Friday, June 1, 2012 with my good friends Carlos Peña (guitar) and Miguel Sague III (conga, vocals and bandleader of Guaracha Latin Dance Band) at BRGR in East Liberty- a fine, meatly establishment, which offers a variety of specialty burgers with a sexy blend of angus chuck, sirloin, NY Strip and ribeye, American Kobe Beef & salmon also available. 10 pm - midnight! No cover! Come support live music, they are hosting live bands on their patio every Fri all summer long!
Facebook event page:
BRGR is located at 5997 Penn Circle South Pittsburgh, PA 15206

I am gearing down from my local appearances, with summer comes festivals and on the horizon I am appearing at X Day at Wisteria, Starwood at Wisteria and Summerfest at Brushwood. There are some local things that may come up and as always I will keep you appraised.

For more info about the festival shows here are some web links:

X Day for members of the Church of the  Subgenius ONLY:
July 2 - 8 "2012"

Starwood, a celebration of diversity and alternatives in belief systems, lifestyles, and spirituality.
July 10-16, 2012

Summerfest at Brushwood, a Sanctuary for the Open Mind:
July 23 – 29, 2012

2nd Annual Ohio Burlesque Festival 2012
August 4th 2012 in Cleveland, OH at The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

One last thing..... I will send out a reminder, but I'm a gonna be on the tv! End of June, look for the new tv show "The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia" on the Cooking Channel (a Food Network Channel) I am in the season finale. I don't want to give away who the special guest is..... but it's pretty exciting stuff.
Here's the info with air times and everything:
More info about the Baron:

I will see you when I see you and not a moment before, but try not to keep me waiting.... I miss you!

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