Jared Rabin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, composer and producer from Chicago. He performs regularly on guitar, violin, mandolin, piano, banjo and a variety of other instruments. He started learning violin at age 5 with his grandfather, then Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He traveled the world as a kid with a performing group and played violin in such far off places as China, Taiwan and Singapore. As he grew up, so did his musical interests, and he was naturally drawn to jazz guitar and bluegrass mandolin throughout his formative years.
After two years of school at the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California, Jared returned to Chicago to finish school and begin playing professionally. From 2006-2008, Jared was a member of the violin section in the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and performed under internationally acclaimed conductors including Pierre Boulez and Bernard Haitink. Around the same time, he was performing with a jam-rock band called Nebulous, as well as performing as a sideman with local blues band Safe Haven, jazz sax player Frank Catalano, and an array of other artists. He was also spent those years studying jazz guitar with the great Bobby Broom.
Jared became part of in 2007 for a regular weekly stint at the once legendary Wise Fools Pub in ChicagoThe band played everywhere from 2007-2011 and gained some notoriety in the progressive rock world. The Hue ended up playing some big shows and releasing a critically acclaimed record called "Beyond Words."
Around 2011, Jared started an alt-country band called Falldown with some friends that he had been playing with for years at open mics, bars, gigs and everywhere in between. This set Jared on the path that he is currently pursuing as a musician/songwriter seeking to define his original sound. In November of 2014, he began work on his first solo record, writing, producing, and even recording most of the parts himself. This effort is set to be released sometime in the spring or summer of 2015.
Currently, Jared can also be seen performing rock, jazz, bluegrass, and much more music with many different artists. He was the guitarist regular with “L’Amourchestra” jazz quartet on Sundays at The Everleigh Social Club in Chicago for several years, and played for nearly two years in the house band at The Tonic Room's weekly jazz jam session. He can be seen playing with bands and artists including Safe Haven (blues), Jeffrey David (pop), Elisa Grace (country), The Dog Patch Ramblers (bluegrass) , Danny Chaimson (soul), and many others. He has performed onstage with music icons ranging from Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones) to jazz giants Jimmy Heath and Clark Terry, guitarists Adam Levy and Fareed Haque, members of the jam-band Umphrey's McGee, prog-rockers Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller, and the list goes on.
He also performs all the time in Chicago's most amazing event bands, as lead guitarist in the and bandleader of The Chicago Players, both of which feature some of the city's most talented young musicians.
Jared has a Master's Degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul University, and is currently on the faculty at The American Music Institute teaching private lessons and directing student ensembles.