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!

Is U of T Jazz Right For You?

How do you decide where to study music after high school? You may know a school’s reputation through word of mouth; you may have done some research (as you are doing now); your music teacher may make a recommendation (often his or her Alma Mater), or you may have a friend who attends a particular institution.

U of T Jazz is one of the best places to study jazz, however it is not the only choice, nor is every talented musician right for this program. To help you decide whether U of T Jazz is a suitable program for you, we’ve put together a list of qualities we look for in our applicants. If these qualities seem to describe you, then it is likely that U of T is a good choice.

The successful U of T Jazz applicant:

  • Is motivated and focused.
  • Is a good student, in all subjects, not just music.
  • Has a private teacher who is well-versed in jazz.
  • Listens to jazz on a regular basis.
  • Is familiar with major jazz artists, past and present, including Canadian jazz artists.
  • May have other musical interests outside the jazz realm.
  • Plays or sings at an intermediate to advanced level.
  • Improvises at an intermediate to advanced level.
  • Has a solid foundation in music rudiments.
  • Has basic to intermediate skills in traditional and jazz harmony.
  • Has had limited experience composing and arranging, and desires to learn more.
  • Has experience playing in small and large jazz ensembles, and may have other ensemble experience as well.
  • Exhibits leadership qualities, as well as collaborative ability.
  • Has a realistic and informed view of the music world today.
  • Is passionate about music, and life in general.

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