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Convergence to play at Parkfest

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Parkfest will continue July 6 with a 7 p.m. performance at Robe-Ann Park by Convergence.

Convergence plays as a jazz trio or quartet -- playing classic standards, blues, bossa, bop and ballads.

The group has been performing for more than 10 years. It has been featured at jazz festivals, park concerts, casino events and fine-dining venues such as Eddie Merlot's, Rick's Boatyard, the Skyline Club and Sullivan's Steakhouse.

Craig Watson does trumpet, guitar and vocals.

Watson toured the United States in the 1970s and 1980s with popular show groups as vocalist and trumpet player until settling down to raise a family.

His energetic lyrical interpretation -- and a straight-ahead Miles Davis-approach to bop and blues -- make him a fan favorite wherever he performs.

Jeff Kunkel playes piano, accordion and saxophone.

Kunkel's advanced degrees in music don't reflect the full measure of his talents as a performer. This highly regarded jazz pianist is equally adept at tenor saxophone, and his accordion work is fantastic.

Ray Cumberland does drums and ballads.

He is an outstanding percussionist whose performance credits range from Indiana Avenue's hey-day jazz joints to today's better society gigs.

Harry Maginity, a Greencastle native, is the group's bass player.

He defines the riffs, finds the grooves and forms rhythms to drive this straight-up jazz ensemble.

His wife, Sue, appears as the group's female vocalist.



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