Jazz Thriving In Southern Vermont
All this week, jazz fans are focused on the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival.
But jazz thrives year-round in Brattleboro, thanks in part to the work of the Vermont Jazz Center and its artistic director Eugene Uman.
The Center was founded in 1974 by jazz guitarist Attila Zoller. Uman took over in 1998, and the Jazz Center continues to serve as a hub for concerts and jazz education.
Uman is performing this weekend with his own band, The Convergence Project, which he says incorporates Colombian and African influences.
VPR's Neal Charnoff talks with Uman about the Vermont Jazz Center, and about his original music.