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!

WCTF & Other Acronyms

As I write this, I am flying south from West Chester, PA, where I’ve just participated as a guest artist and exhibitor at the West Chester Trumpet Festival, presented by the local chapter of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG). Organized by performer and WCU professor JC Dobrzelewski (Dr. D) this is the third year annual WCTF. What a great weekend this has been! Attendees had their ears filled with performances and clinics presented by Bobby Shew, Randy Brecker, Brian Bond, Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, Chase Sanborn, James Ackley, Joey Tartell, Langston Fitzgerald and Scott Belck. High notes, low notes, fast notes, slow notes, written notes, improvised notes, even a few missed notes (not many!) were all on display, as well as a unique presentation by Bob Malone and Wayne Tanabe from Yamaha, demonstrating how small changes in the instrument audibly affect the sound. In between each performance or clinic, participants headed into the exhibit room to browse a large selection of horns, music and accessories. The Saturday night concert featured the WCU wind ensemble with guest soloists, and the Sunday night concert featured the big band with guest soloists, culminating in five of us wailing away on Clifford Brown’s trumpet anthem, Joyspring.

Conferences like this one are an incredible opportunity to share thoughts, knowledge and music with our musical brothers and sisters. They are also an intense social experience. World-class players mingle with students and amateurs, sharing a strong common bond: the love for their instrument and respect for those who play it. The display of virtuosity and musicality will leave your jaw agape. It is inspiring and a little bit humbling. Everyone comes away charged up with energy and renewed enthusiasm for our shared passion.

Whatever your instrument, there is an organization like the ITG dedicated to it. I urge you to join—they usually offer very modest student membership fees—and attend one of the annual conferences. Once you do, you’ll be hooked!

Next stop for me: San Antonio for TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association)


ITG: International Trumpet Guild

ITA: International Trombone Association

ITEA: International Tuba Euphonium Association

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