The Convergence Project is an ensemble directed by Eugene Uman, playing all original compositions of his, with the intention of creating music with jazz vocabulary, the edge of rock fusion, and drawing inspiration from Colombian folk rhythms. This iteration of the project’s ensemble is a trio, featuring Jon Fisher on drums, David Picchi on bass, and Uman himself on piano.
Outside of the Convergence Project, Uman is an avid composer, performer, and teacher. He has played with jazz luminaries such as Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Heath, and Donald Byrd, among others. His compositions have been played by many different ensembles, and were most notably featured on Sammy Figueroa’s GRAMMY-nominated album, In Walked Sammy. Additionally, Uman has been the director of the Vermont Jazz Center since 1997, and during his tenure, the VJC has grown into an esteemed concert venue where performances by internationally recognized jazz artists are complemented by community outreach and educational programs.
“This music has an intelligent plan and a fullness of sound – it is textured and colorful and celebrates its jazz roots without the common formulaic limitations.”
Eugene Uman’s Convergence Trio
Exploring the vocabulary of jazz with the edge of rock and the inspiration of Colombian folkloric rhythms.