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 8310Z Trumpet


The Yamaha 8310Z trumpet is an updated version of the 6310Z trumpet, designed for Bobby Shew, one of the world’s greatest lead and jazz trumpet players. Bobby wanted a horn that was easy to play, with a sound that cut through when playing lead with a big band yet was mellow enough to play in a jazz quartet. The result was a lightweight trumpet with a stepped bore that starts small (.445”) and expands. The 6310Z is a very efficient horn that has garnered a lot of fans.

The 8310Z retains all the desirable qualities of its predecessor, yet markedly improves the sound and the feel. A new bell-making process was developed by Shunichi Niwata and other Japanese engineers, then refined to final specifications in conjunction with Bob Malone and John Hagstrom during the ‘Chicago C’ project. The seam has been moved to the side, the wall thickness tapers towards the flare, and the small bell bead is rounded on one side and flat on the other. Several elements of the new 8310Z are borrowed from the Xeno series, including leadpipe, braces, water keys and valve caps. While retaining the stepped-bore and the efficient, responsive characteristics of the 6310Z, the 8310Z feels more open and easier to blow. The notes slot solidly yet there is a surprising amount of latitude, the horn doesn’t fight you. The tone is rich and full with a solid core; it projects better and is easier to hear in the section.

The 8310Z is another winner from Yamaha!

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