Randy Sabien might have been born in Illinois, but the acclaimed jazz violinist and music educator has become a true Wisconsinite through the years. Making his home in the Hayward area, Sabien has blended the sounds of jazz, classical melodies, rock ‘n’ roll and Western swing across his career. WPT captured Sabien in concert in Wausau with his Fiddlehead band — a talented group centered on its three-fiddle lineup. Before the broadcast premiere, watch a couple of Web extra songs from the performance below. And, hear directly from Sabien in our behind-the-scenes interview about his earliest influences, including Bob Wills, Asleep at the Wheel and Stéphane Grappelli, the creation of his Fiddlehead Band project and the power of music education in everybody’s lives.
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