Interview with Jazz Musician, Painter and Poet Bill Buchman
2-4-19 Jazz Musician, Abstract Artist, Poet, and Educator Bill Buchman began his career as an artist by drawing on the wall beside his crib and, in the 2nd grade when he was given a “tonette,” he discovered that he could “immediately understand and play it.” Although he has given his life to pursuing both the visual and musical arts, his path was not a smooth one. There were no teachers in his community who could teach him to play Jazz, which was all he wanted to play. And, later when he wanted to explore abstract art, “there was no one on the planet who could teach him what he wanted to learn.” A self-described “contrarian,” Bill followed his own muse and became the artist and musician he always wanted to be. Listen to this passionate, determined, stubborn, talented man describe a life that led him to live as an ex-pat American artist for 20 years primarily in Scandinavia , play music all over the world, and teach creativity to others who want to express themselves in an art. And come hear him speak about Poetry, at the Poetry in Paradise event sponsored by Bookstore1 on Feb, 18 at Florida Studio Theatre.