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Bill Cole, an 84 year old Black citizen of Vermont, is presenting a series of FREE Outdoor concerts with his talented all-BIPOC ensemble of musicians Tuesday October 11th at 1:00 pm in the church on Thetford Hill.

The line up includes… The 88 year old percussion legend Warren Smith whose career spans 50 years of accompanying stars like Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and Van Morrison as well as Joseph Daly (Brass), Ras Moshe (Sax), Taylor Ho Bynum, (Cornet, Trombone. and Conch), Althea SullyCole (Kora), Mali Obomsawin (Bass) and Olivia Shortt (Baritone Sax).

The group, known as The Untempered Ensemble, has performed throughout the region and uses their highly developed, culturally enriched, instrumental skills to create spontaneous, never-before-heard improvisations.

“The Untempered Ensemble…continues a tradition started nearly twenty years ago by Cole, putting together performers both young and old, established and up-and-coming, to forge music representing Bill Coles’ singular vision of Eastern, Indigenous and African enhanced Jazz.” S. Victor Aaron (co-founder and publisher @ something else)

Audiences will get the opportunity to hear the World Premier of Bill Cole’s compositions based on the proverbs of the Yoruba of Nigeria.

These performances are funded by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Community Foundation and support from BALE (Building A Local Economy) in South Royalton.

Bill Cole, an 84 year old Black citizen of Vermont, is presenting a series of FREE Outdoor concerts with his talented all-BIPOC ensemble of musicians Saturday September 10th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday October 11th at 1:00 pm on the South Royalton Green.

The line up includes… The 88 year old percussion legend Warren Smith whose career spans 50 years of accompanying stars like Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and Van Morrison as well as Joseph Daly (Brass), Ras Moshe (Sax), Taylor Ho Bynum, (Cornet, Trombone. and Conch).

The group, known as The Untempered Ensemble, has performed throughout the region and uses their highly developed, culturally enriched, instrumental skills to create spontaneous, never-before-heard improvisations.

“The Untempered Ensemble…continues a tradition started nearly twenty years ago by Cole, putting together performers both young and old, established and up-and-coming, to forge music representing Bill Coles’ singular vision of Eastern, Indigenous and African enhanced Jazz.” S. Victor Aaron (co-founder and publisher @ something else)

On October 11th, audiences will get the opportunity to hear the World Premier of Bill Cole’s improvisations based on the proverbs of the Yoruba of Nigeria.

These performances are funded by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Community Foundation and support from BALE (Building A Local Economy) in South Royalton. Rain accommodations will be available.

Jun22

Music Now! at Scholes Street Studio

Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer St (corner of Scholes St), Brooklyn, New York

Join Bill Cole alongside a wonderful line-up of creative artists for an evening of music on June 22nd at Scholes Street Studio!

Full Line-up:   7pm "Saxophone Surprise" with Jessica Jones-Tenor Sax Tony Jones-Tenor Sax   8pm Bill Cole-Didjeridu,Sona,Hojok Larry Roland-Bass Tiffany Weitien-Drums Ras Moshe Burnett-Tenor sax & Soprano Sax   9pm Sandra Sprecher-Piano Bonnie Kane-Alto Sax & Flute   10pm Music Now! with Ras Moshe Burnett Ophra Wolf-Movement

Tanya Kalmanovich-Viola Katie Down-Flutes Eriq Robinson-Electronics Dave Miller-Drums

Refreshments and light snacks available  

$20

We Three Together

ArtisTree, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT

Join Bill Cole on double reed horns from India, China, and Korea plus Didgeridoo with bass guitarist Gerald Veasley and Trumpet player Stephanie Richards for an afternoon of improvised music on June 9th (4 pm) at ArtisTree in Vermont!

suggested donation $10

Jun10

Untempered Quartet and Ensemble at D.C. Jazz Festival

RHIZOME, 6950 Maple St NW, Washington D.C.

Join Bill Cole and his Untempered Quartet and Ensemble in D.C. for a wonderful evening of music on June 10th! 4PM/$10 The Untempered Quartet Bill Cole – Leader, Asian double reed horns & didgeridoo Ras Moshe - tenor, flute Althea SullyCole – voice, strings Larry Roland - bass

7PM/$20 The Untempered Ensemble

Bill Cole – Leader, Asian double reed horns & didgeridoo Warren Smith – drums, perc.     Ras Moshe – tenor, flute Jamal Moore – reeds, flute, perc.    Lisette Santiago – perc.    Althea SullyCole – voice, strings      Larry Roland – bass       

$10/$20

May5

The Ras Unit

Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th floor, New York, NY

Join The Ras Unit for an evening of sounds of peace and consciousness, transforming the vibrations in today's war ridden world; featuring... Ras Moshe-Burnett - tenor sax, soprano sax, and flutes;Bill Cole - hojok, piri, nagaswarm, didjeridoo;Larry Rowland - bassWarren Smith - percussion

$20 general / $15 students & seniors

Jan16

Martin Luther King Day Workshop with Joseph Daly

Harlem Parlor Jazz Fest, 27 Mount Morris Park West, Between West 122nd and 123rd streets, New York

Bill Cole is thrilled to join Joseph Daley on his new projects, featuring... Joseph Daley - euphonium, tubaScott Robinson - alto and bass saxophoneWarren Smith - percussionBill Cole - double reeds and didgeridooAlthea SullyCole - kora and vocals  

Jan13

Soul of Light

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York

Join Bill Cole alongside William Parker and numerous other fantastic musicians for some new music at Roulette on January 13th! The line-up includes...

Rob Brown; alto sax Darius Jones; alto sax Steve Swell; trombone Jeff Schlanger; didgeridoo Craig Harris; didgeridoo Biil Cole; didgeridoo Andy Hass; didgeridoo Keith Anthony; Flute, voice Sean Berry; drums William Parker; bass and more TBA!

Jan10

Bill Cole and Alex Blake in Duo at Zurcher Gallery

Zurcher Gallery, 33 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Join Bill Cole on didgeridoo alongside esteemed bassist Alex Blake for a wonderful night of music on the 10th of January at Zurcher Gallery!

$10

Nov17

Untempered Ensemble Residency @ UVA

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA

Join Bill Cole & the Untempered Ensemble in performance during their residency at UVA featuring... Bill Cole – digeridoo, wooden flute, Asian double reedsWarren Smith – multiple percussionJoseph Daley – tuba, low brassRas Moshe Burnett – saxophone, fluteAlex Blake – bassLisette Santiago – African/Caribbean hand percussion, Theremin, vocal Althea SullyCole – West African kora, vocal Ticket proceeds will benefit the Charlottesville Jazz Society, African American Heritage Center and Arts Administration at UVA.

$15 public; $5 students, Jazz Society members and Heritage Center Board members

Nov16

Untempered Ensemble Residency @ UVA

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 717 Rugby Rd, Charlottesville, VA

Join Bill Cole & the Untempered Ensemble in performance during their residency at UVA featuring... Bill Cole – digeridoo, wooden flute, Asian double reedsWarren Smith – multiple percussionJoseph Daley – tuba, low brassRas Moshe Burnett – saxophone, fluteAlex Blake – bassLisette Santiago – African/Caribbean hand percussion, Theremin, vocal Althea SullyCole – West African kora, vocal Ticket proceeds will benefit the Charlottesville Jazz Society, African American Heritage Center and Arts Administration at UVA.

Oct5

Bill Cole in Duet with Gerald Veasley

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Between Hoyt and Bond, Brooklyn, New York

Please join us at the Brooklyn Commons on October 5th for a very special performance from Bill Cole on didgeridoo alongside bassist Gerald Veasley!

$10

Sep27

The Ras Moshe Burnett Unit: "Tribute To John Coltrane & Roy Campbell"

Harlem Jazz Boxx, Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 59 West 137th @ Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY

Don't miss out on some wonderful midday jazz with...

Ras Moshe Burnett-Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax & Flute Bill Cole-Sona,Nagaswarm,Hojok,Piri, Didgeridu, Flutes Warren Smith-Vibes & Percussion Larry Roland-Bass Chuck Fertal-Drums

you can book your tickets online at http://www.harlemjazzboxx.com/

$15

Sep17

Bill Cole's UnTempered Trio at inGardens 2016

Children's Magical Garden - Raza y Resistencia, 129 Stanton east of Essex Street, New York City, New York

Don't miss Bill Cole's UnTempered Trio as part of a beautiful late summer afternoon of music at the Children's Magical Garden in the Lower east side, featuring... Bill Cole - Didgeridoo, Asian double reed horns.Ras Moshe - tenor, soprano saxes and fluteTiffany Chang - percussion See you there!

Free!

Aug11

Black August 2016

The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave (btwn Hoyt St. & Bond St.), Brooklyn, New York

Don't miss the next Music Now! offering at the Brooklyn Commons with BLACK AUGUST 2016, featuring...

Ras Moshe Burnett; Reeds & Flutes Bill Cole; Hojok, Piri, Nagaswarm, Didgeridoo Baba Andrew Lamb; Reeds Larry Roland; Bass and Poetry Michael Wimberley; Percussion  

$10

Jun12

The Untempered Trio at the DC Jazz Festival

DC Jazz Festival, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H st. N.E., Washington D.C.

Please join Bill Cole with the Untempered Trio at the DC Jazz Festival! More details coming soon!

Jun9

The Untempered Trio performs with Douglas Dunn

Vision Festival, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S, New York, NY

Please join us for an exciting evening of music and dance when the Untempered Trio performs with Douglas Dunn and Dancers at the Vision Festival. Featuring: Bill Cole - Sona, Hojok, Piri, Nagaswarm, Flutes, DidgeridooLisette Santiago - PercussionRas Moshe - Tenor Sax & Flutes and dancers Douglas Dunn, Jules Bakshi, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Emily Pope, and Paul Singh. More details coming soon!

May18

Untempered Trio at NYPL

New York Public Library, 5th Ave at 42nd St, New York City, New York

Please join Bill Cole with the Untempered Trio, featuring:  Bill Cole-Sona,Hojok,Piri,Didgeridoo & FlutesRas Moshe Burnett-Tenor Sax and FluteStephanie Griffin-Viola ...on Wednesday May 18th at the New York Public Library! More details coming soon!

The Untempered Trio at the YM-YWHA

Autistic Center, 3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Please join Bill Cole with the Untempered Trio at 1pm, featuring:  Bill Cole-Sona,Hojok,Piri,Didgeridoo & FlutesRas Moshe Burnett-Tenor Sax and FluteStephanie Griffin-Viola  ...on Sunday April 3rd at the YM-YWHA in Brooklyn!

FREE

Mar25

The Untempered Trio at the Commons

The Commons Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York

Please join Bill Cole with the Untempered Trio at 7pm, featuring:  Bill Cole-Sona,Hojok,Piri,Didgeridoo & FlutesRas Moshe Burnett-Tenor Sax and FluteStephanie Griffin-Viola ...on Friday March 25th at the Commons Brooklyn!

$11