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!

U of T Students Speak

We asked our students: Why did you choose U of T Jazz? What’s the best thing about the U of T Jazz program for you? How has the program impacted on you as a musician and a person?

“At U of T I am surrounded by students who are passionate and motivated to succeed, and are very nice people as well. They inspire and push my limits while encouraging me to be a better person overall.”

“The environment is nurturing and positive, with strong camaraderie. Everyone is open to jamming. There are lots of performance opportunities, on and off campus.”

“The teachers are genuinely enthused about teaching and willing to put in extra effort to help out the students. The curriculum is well thought out, and provides a strong foundation for becoming professional musicians.”

“Stylistically, we are encouraged to reach out in different directions. This helps me get in touch with myself, both as a composer and a player.”

“Living in Toronto has opened my mind and given me a wider perspective of the world. I’ve grown, personally and musically, at a phenomenal rate.”

“I appreciate playing in ensembles where we choose and prepare our own repertoire. The other students introduce me to many different styles of music.”

“This program helps me see my potential and motivates me to work for it.”

“My weaknesses are exposed. I learn at least one new thing every day.”

“The downtown campus is beautiful and centrally located.”

“The masterclasses and the private lessons are amazing.”

With the benefit of hindsight, what would you have done differently before coming to U of T?

“More of everything – I would have learned more tunes, lifted more solos, played with more people, and just practiced more in general.”

“I would do more solo transcription, and learn more tunes.”

“Shed, shed, shed!”

“Practiced more efficiently. Hearing how much my sound has improved since I’ve been here makes me realize how many hours I wasted.”

“Seek out a jazz teacher and other jazz-minded students. The more you know when you arrive, the more you’ll get out of the program.”

“I should have studied piano and done more ear training.”

“I should have learned more jazz theory.”

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