Stern understands he is a supporting actor, not the star. Actor Michael Caine seemed perfectly happy getting an Oscar for doing that exact thing.

If you’re experiencing writer’s block as a music composer, here’s a helpful technique I learned in music school: In the early 90’s my college brought in acclaimed jazz pianist/composer Kenny Werner to spend a full week with students as an all-around clinician. It was sort of like having Henry Kissinger hang around your high school […]