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Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble to perform April 19 at SU
Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble to perform April 19 at SUApril 14, 2008Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
On Saturday, April 19, Syracuse University’s Department of African American Studies will present a concert by Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble, an improvisational jazz ensemble formed in 1992. The Untempered Ensemble began as a trio and today is a seven-musician jazz group led by Cole, a musician, composer, educator and writer who is also a professor of African American studies in The College of Arts and Sciences at SU. Part of the event will be a premier performance by the ensemble, composed by Cole.
The event begins at 8 p.m. in the Kittredge Auditorium of H.B. Crouse Hall. It is free and open to the public.
The Untempered Ensemble gave its first performance in fall 1993 at Dartmouth College. The group expanded to its current size in 1994 and that year performed at the Improvisers Collective Festival in New York. Since 1996, the ensemble has played every year at the Vision Festival in New York, in addition to performing nationally. The Untempered Ensemble released its first CD in 2000; the group’s fourth CD, “Seasoning the Greens,” a Boxholder Records recording, was released in October 2002.
For more information on the group, visit: http://www.shadrack.org.