Chase Sanborn is an engaging modern jazz trumpet voice with a warm, inviting tone, fluid lyrical phrasing, and a style that always swings. He exhibits the cultivated sensibility of a player at the peak of his powers.
Music Business Tactics is an easy and enjoyable read that provides sound, practical advice. If you are an aspiring musician, or you know one, get this book! You need this information!
Chase Sanborn goes right to the heart and soul of the music. His performance was an inspiration to hundreds of festival participants, and his positive and upbeat outlook made a lasting impact on our students
Jazz Tactics presents the material in such a clear and simple way, with the vitality and spirit of a live teaching session. This method speaks to all musicians, regardless of age and previous experience.
Chase addresses the needs of developing musicians in a manner that is understandable and relevant. My students were thrilled to work with someone who understands their learning curve.
Tuning Tactics teaches you to listen. In just a short time, I've witnessed strong improvement in my students' awareness. Tuning Tactics makes good intonation attainable for all!
Chase Sanborn has a natural gift for engaging and involving an audience. He shares a wealth of honest and knowledgeable information about music and the music business.
Brass Tactics offeres authoritative instruction balanced with sage and homely advice. It shows you how to handle yourself in any professional or amateur situation. No trumpet player should be without this book!

Yamaha 8335 Xeno Trumpet

The 8335 Xeno is the third generation in Yamaha’s pro-level heavywall trumpet model. It replaced the 6335HII in 2001. Notable changes include:

  • A redesigned mouthpiece receiver
  • Thicker braces between valve casings
  • New valve stems, buttons and caps
  • Changed brace placement and bell material processing

The 8335 Xeno is available in .459” and .462” bore sizes, in gold or yellow brass, and in lacquer or silver finish. The special RG model comes with a reverse leadpipe, heavier mouthpiece receiver, .459” bore, gold brass and silver plating. The RG has a nicely angled 1st valve finger ring rather than a hook and no 3rd valve water key. All Xenos come with Yamaha’s practical and compact double trumpet case.

Compared to the 6335HII, the 8335 Xeno produces more core to the sound, quicker response and better slotting. The heavyweight construction gives body to the notes and holds the tone together at loud volumes, yet it responds quite well at all dynamics. This is a horn that will work in any musical setting, and has proven popular with a wide variety of players. In my experience, the majority of players prefer the RG, but this is a very personal decision and you should try both if possible. There is a notable difference in the way they blow.

Leave a Reply