Eugene Uman’s Convergence Project

June 10, 2023 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday June 10, 2023
7:30 pm

Vermont Jazz Center

In-person & livestreamed event

Eugene Uman is the director of the Vermont Jazz Center & performs as a pianist in numerous projects.

His annual June concert is a representation of a year’s worth of composing & collaborating with various musicians & an opportunity for him to assemble a dream band that manifests his vision & unites his musical influences.

Eugene Uman – piano/compositions
George Garzone – saxophone
Jeff Galindo – trombone
John Lockwood – bass
Francisco Mela – drums

Uman’s energetic playing & writing style is flavored with the Latin rhythms that he has absorbed during his tenure living in Colombia where he initiated the jazz studies programs at la Universidad de EAFIT & el Colegio de Música de Medellín.

Several of his compositions employ forms & grooves adapted from Colombian music such as cumbia, pasillo, puya, bambuco, and currulao. 

They are also strongly influenced by his bebop mentors: Sheila Jordan, Howard Brofsky, Mike Longo & Jimmy Heath as well as by the sounds of his youth when he played in rock & blues bands.

Uman’s compositions draw from a vocabulary of modern jazz, hard bop, rock, soul, Latin American rhythms & gospel; listeners can expect a “convergence” of the music he loves in a mash-up of styles where groove is king.

Masks optional, light refreshment available.

Tickets $20-50 sliding scale general admission in-person
Donations for livestream welcome.
802 254 9088

Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301

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