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Final jazz listening session of 2019 scheduled

Metro Wire Staff

The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum have announced the final jazz listening session of 2019.

Tim Buchholz and friends will perform “Jazz Christmas” on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Scarabocchio Art Museum, located at 800 Main St. in Stevens Point.

Dr. Tim Buchholz is a Stevens Point native who studied vocal jazz at Western Michigan University, then received a master’s degree in jazz at California State University before completing his DMA at the University of Miami, all the while teaching lessons and leading vocal jazz ensembles.

Today, he lives in Wausau while teaching at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau.

Buchholz has performed with notable jazz artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Darmon Meader, Tierney Sutton, and Patty Austin. He was named “Best Collegiate Jazz Arranger” in 2006-07, and “Best Collegiate Jazz Singer” in 2005-06 in Downbeat magazine.

“His encapsulating energy, vocal agility, and virtuosic improvising are just a few things that make this local artist a hot commodity in Central Wisconsin’s jazz scene and beyond,” a press release from CWSO reads in part.

Buchholz will be accompanied by Matt Buchman on piano, Dave Story on bass, and other special guests throughout the night.

Admission for the listening sessions is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students with an ID. Refreshments will be provided.

The Scarabocchio Jazz Listening Sessions are a series of performances that feature local professional musicians performing standards, newly composed and improvised jazz music in a beautiful and intimate setting.