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Pitt Jazz presents Jazz Talk, hosted by Nicole Mitchell

The Jazz Studies Program at Pitt has always been committed to community outreach. It strives to establish a solid connection between the Pitt community and our Pittsburgh jazz community. Nicole Mitchell, director of Pitt Jazz Studies, is proud to announce the start of a new video blog series interviewing local Pittsburgh musicians and talent, while featuring them in solo performance of their original music. Jazz Talk will premiere online on International Jazz Day, April 30th at noon.

“Featuring Pittsburgh jazz artists on an online platform,” says Mitchell, “will bring more international attention to the great talent that Pittsburgh jazz has to offer. It will also help fans get to know the musicians more personally.”

For the first episode of Jazz Talk, Pitt’s Director of Jazz Studies, Nicole Mitchell has invited to interview local Pittsburgh bassist Dwayne Dolphin and vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield.

Dwayne Dolphin began playing the drums at age ten. In that same year he began to play the bass guitar. By the time Dolphin was fifteen, he was on the jazz scene working with greats such as Geri Allen, Nathan Davis, Pete Henderson, Roger Humphries, and Fred Wesley. He got his start touring with Wynton Marsalis throughout the U.S. and appeared on The Tonight Show. Dolphin studied with the Pitt Jazz Studies Program founder Nathan Davis as a teenager, and also recorded with the late Program Director and piano phenom Geri Allen. Dolphin’s vast and diverse experience has afforded him the opportunity to lend his musical expertise in many areas, including a performance with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s production of “Indigo in Motion.”

Anqwenique Wingfield is an extremely versatile vocalist and teaching artist specializing in opera, classical music, jazz and soul. She is the founder and director of Groove Aesthetic, a Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary artist collective experimenting with contemporary performance and collaborative processes. She has performed lead operatic roles such as Magda Sorel in Carl Menotti’s The Consul, Hanna Glawari in Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. She sang the role of Francie/Frankie in the world premiere of new opera Mercy Train composed by Doug Levine and with a libretto by Julie Tosh. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in voice performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The first episode of Jazz Talk will be live streamed on the Pitt Jazz Studies Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Pittjazzstudies/  at noon on April 30th, International Jazz Day.

Contact the Jazz Studies office at 412-624-4187 or pittjazz@pitt.edu for further details.

Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Pitt Jazz presents Jazz Talk, hosted by Nicole Mitchell

The Jazz Studies Program at Pitt has always been committed to community outreach. It strives to establish a solid connection between the Pitt community and our Pittsburgh jazz community. Nicole Mitchell, director of Pitt Jazz Studies, is proud to announce the start of a new video blog series interviewing local Pittsburgh musicians and talent, while featuring them in solo performance of their original music. Jazz Talk will premiere online on International Jazz Day, April 30th at noon.

“Featuring Pittsburgh jazz artists on an online platform,” says Mitchell, “will bring more international attention to the great talent that Pittsburgh jazz has to offer. It will also help fans get to know the musicians more personally.”

For the first episode of Jazz Talk, Pitt’s Director of Jazz Studies, Nicole Mitchell has invited to interview local Pittsburgh bassist Dwayne Dolphin and vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield.

Dwayne Dolphin began playing the drums at age ten. In that same year he began to play the bass guitar. By the time Dolphin was fifteen, he was on the jazz scene working with greats such as Geri Allen, Nathan Davis, Pete Henderson, Roger Humphries, and Fred Wesley. He got his start touring with Wynton Marsalis throughout the U.S. and appeared on The Tonight Show. Dolphin studied with the Pitt Jazz Studies Program founder Nathan Davis as a teenager, and also recorded with the late Program Director and piano phenom Geri Allen. Dolphin’s vast and diverse experience has afforded him the opportunity to lend his musical expertise in many areas, including a performance with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s production of “Indigo in Motion.”

Anqwenique Wingfield is an extremely versatile vocalist and teaching artist specializing in opera, classical music, jazz and soul. She is the founder and director of Groove Aesthetic, a Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary artist collective experimenting with contemporary performance and collaborative processes. She has performed lead operatic roles such as Magda Sorel in Carl Menotti’s The Consul, Hanna Glawari in Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. She sang the role of Francie/Frankie in the world premiere of new opera Mercy Train composed by Doug Levine and with a libretto by Julie Tosh. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in voice performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The first episode of Jazz Talk will be live streamed on the Pitt Jazz Studies Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Pittjazzstudies/  at noon on April 30th, International Jazz Day.

Contact the Jazz Studies office at 412-624-4187 or pittjazz@pitt.edu for further details.

Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event