Eugene Uman\’s Convergence Project


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro, Vermont, 05301, Southern Vermont

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Eugene Uman’s Convergence Project at the VJC

Saturday, June 15, 2024
7:30 PM

Eugene Uman, director of the Vermont Jazz Center, performs as pianist in numerous projects.

His annual concert represents a year’s worth of composing & collaborating with various musicians.

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, & currulao. They are 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.

This presentation of the Convergence Project is the last show of the Vermont Jazz Center’s 2023-24 season. For this June 15th performance, Uman will present a sextet with Haneef Nelson (trumpet), Jason Robinson (saxophone), Cameron Brown (acoustic bass), Brian Shankar Adler (drums) & Joel “Pibo” Márquez (percussion).

Sponsored by The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust, with additional support from the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, & the Vermont Community Foundation.

In-person tickets $25-60 sliding scale
Livestream donations appreciated!

For educational group discounts:
To facilitate handicap access:
802 254 9088

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