Sustain: How One Family Kept A Young Musician’s Spirit Alive After His Tragic Death

By Jason M. Rubin Guitar picks are a dime a dozen. Actually, they can be about $200-350 for 1,000 when ordered from a custom online retailer. The point is, they are inherently disposable. Guitarists toss them into crowds all the time; the life expectancy of a pick can be about one song. Life expectancy. Three score and … Continue reading Sustain: How One Family Kept A Young Musician’s Spirit Alive After His Tragic Death

Artists Take Events Into Their Own Hands and Onto Different Stages

By Jason M. Rubin Ask me my favorite jazz club and I’ll respond with the name of a joint that went out of business decades ago: the 1369 in Inman Square, Cambridge. There were other good, smoky little jazz clubs in Greater Boston back in the day, but now the area’s two major rooms are both upscale hotel-based … Continue reading Artists Take Events Into Their Own Hands and Onto Different Stages

The Other Berklee Product: Music Therapists

By Jason M. Rubin When you think of a typical Berklee College of Music student, you probably think of a young hipster smoking a butt on the corner with a guitar case around his or her back. Pierced, tattooed, coolly soaking up street cred to accompany his shredding solos or her introspective ballads, they seem to be just … Continue reading The Other Berklee Product: Music Therapists