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!


youtube-logoBud Herseth, J.J. Johnson, Velvet Brown, Philip Farkas, Clark Terry, Alison Balsam, Arnold Jacobs, Phil Smith, Joe Alessi, Dennis Brain, Roger Bobo, Tine Thing Helseth…

How many of these names do you recognize? These are but a handful of great brass players. If you recognize the names, would you be able to identify the players by listening to a recording? Imagine what a powerful tool it would be to have all those different sounds in your head!

Whatever you attempt to do, the most important first step is to envisage the end result. When you were learning to ride a bicycle, you had a firm picture in your mind of what you were trying to accomplish, based on watching other kids ride their bikes. You knew what you wanted to do—you just had to figure out how to do it.

As you are investing time and energy into learning to play an instrument, you owe it to yourself to find out what the possibilities of the instrument are by listening to as many players as possible, in the process building your mental storehouse of musical concepts like tone, technique and style. Fortunately, listening to great players has never been easier, thanks to the emergence of YouTube.

In less than ten years, YouTube has staked a claim as a great time waster, but it is also a powerful research tool for musicians. For example, I just searched ‘tuba’ and immediately encountered a slew of interesting-looking videos that threatened to derail the writing of this column. The information is out there and it’s easy to access. So here is your assignment: Take a break from watching videos of fish that eat ducks (that’s an hour of my life that I’m never getting back) and resolve to discover one new player of your instrument each day. The names at the top of this column would be a good place to start. Make a list of the players you hear, along with a brief note about your impressions. I predict you’ll be amazed by what you hear.

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