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Interviews with Jazz Improvisers Bill Cole and Joseph Daley

  Jazz Improvisers Bill Cole and Joseph Daley
on The Summit, with Michael Shelton
and on Pulse, with David Lee
March 28 & 29, 2012

Bill Cole, Joseph Daley

Musicians Bill Cole and Joseph Daley will talk with host Michael Shelton on his show "The Summit", Wednesday evening March 28th, between 9 and 11 p.m, and with host David Lee on his show "Pulse", Thursday morning March 29th, around 10:30 a.m. They will discuss their upcoming concert Thursday March 29th at the UVA Chapel. It will be the first ever duet performance between these two brilliant artists. Bill Cole, renowned for his innovative use of traditional instruments from diverse cultures, returns to Charlottesville after a 2009 duet performance with the late violinist Billy Bang, the recording of which was praised internationally and given an honorable mention in the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2011 list.

Cole is a talented jazz musician with a penchant for using non-Western instruments such as the didgeridoo, Ghanaian bamboo flute, and Asian double-reeds. He is also an important figure in the academic world, having authored books about jazz legends Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and is a recent emeriti professor of Syracuse University,

Joseph Daley is a masterful tuba player who has toured the world in ensembles led by jazz legends Sam Rivers, Gil Evans, and others. In 2011, Daley released “The Seven Deadly Sins”, his first as a composer to rave reviews. Though Daley and Cole have played together in ensembles in the past, this concert will mark the first time that the two have come together for a duet performance.

The concert, presented by the Charlottesville Jazz Society and the University of Virginia Arts Administration Program, will take place on Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 PM at the U.Va. Chapel, located at 1619 University Avenue. Doors will open at 7:00 PM. Tickets for the performance may be purchased at the door only, and will be free for students, $5 for members of the Charlottesville Jazz Society, and $10 for the general public. Cole and Daley will also give lectures and master classes around the UVA grounds in association with this residency.

The Charlottesville Jazz Society is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and perpetuation of jazz through education, performance and community outreach. For the past three years, the University of Virginia’s Arts Administration department has collaborated with the Charlottesville Jazz Society to produce a series of modern jazz concerts in the U.Va Chapel. These include 2009’s critically acclaimed Bill Cole/Billy Bang performance, and the world premiere of “Soul Lights” by The William Parker Quartet in 2010.

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