Wausau, Wis. ? July 20 at 10 a.m., Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51 looks at the growing jazz scene in central Wisconsin, and the musicians who are making it happen.

Glen Moberg will moderate a discussion with Matt Buchman, pianist, composer, director of jazz studies and Professor of Music at UW-Stevens Point; David Hastings, performer with the Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble and Professor of Saxophone at UW-Stevens Point; and Tim Buchholz, vocal jazz ensemble director, vice president of the River Valley Jazz Society, and Associate Professor of Music at UW-Marathon County.

The guests will discuss their musical influences, and regional jazz events including the Riverfront Jazz Festival and Scarabocchio Jazz Listening Sessions in Stevens Point, and the Sid Kyler River Valley Jazz Festival and Jazz on the River series in Wausau.

Route 51, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wausau regional talk show, can be heard from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays on the Ideas Network stations 91.9 WLBL Wausau, AM 930 Auburndale/Stevens Point, 99.1 Stevens Point, 100.9 Marshfield, 90.3 WHBM Park Falls, 89.1 WHAA Adams/Wisconsin Rapids, HD 90.9-3 WHRM and 89.9 WHSF Rhinelander/Eagle River. We will be taking calls from listeners live on the air at 1-800-780-9742.

Route 51 is re-broadcast Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. on 90.9 WHRM.

One reply on “Central Wisconsin jazz scene examined on Route 51”

  1. For a short moment in time, I was the president of the River Valley Jazz society. We produced a few events in the Great Hall. Which was brand new. I was blown away with the great depth and history in local jazz. It was really cool. Though, I hated the New Orleans stuff.

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