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!

Interview with Chase Sanborn

2012-08 Unionville 0541 Chase SanbornHere’s a short excerpt from a recent interview with Jude Campbell from EVENT.

When and why did you start playing the trumpet, and why jazz?

I started playing the trumpet in elementary school. Trombone was my first choice, but my arms were too short to extend the slide all the way (they still are.) Saxophone was my second choice, but they ran out of saxophones before they got to names that start with ‘S’. Trumpet was my third choice. By the whims of fate, go I.

Encouraged by a reasonable amount of success on the instrument, I stuck with it, prodded by my parents to practice every day. As the years went by, music became more and more ‘my thing’; it was the thing I excelled in at school and the thing I chose to do on my own time. By the time I reached high school it was a forgone conclusion that I was to be a musician.

Stylistically, a trumpet player is likely to pursue either a classical or jazz direction. Jazz was the music that captivated me the most, then and now. The allure and challenge of improvisation is a driving force.

Chris Botti once said that playing a musical instrument was a solitary journey…do you agree with that?

Chris was probably talking about the hours that must be spent alone in the practice room. Despite all the advances and distractions of the electronic age, trumpet players still practice pretty much the same things they did a hundred years ago. Learning to play an instrument well is a slow process, the antithesis of instant gratification. Ultimately, though, that solitary journey takes you to a place where you can interact with other human beings on an intimate and deeply personal level.

Any nuggets of wisdom for young musicians as they search or embark on their own ‘right path.’

If you love the music you play, others will love hearing you play it.

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