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!

Jazz Studies @ The University of Toronto

Visitors to this website are sometimes surprised to discover that there really is a Chase Sanborn, and that he is not dead. Chase is not dead, and in fact is a core faculty member in the Jazz Studies program at the University of Toronto. If you are considering post-secondary studies in jazz, you should take a good look at this program.

U of T offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in jazz performance. The jazz students number about 100 within a large and robust Faculty of Music encompassing Classical, Opera and Music Education. The University of Toronto itself has an enrolment of nearly 85,000. It is ranked as one of the 25 best universities in the world by the ARWU, and one of the top three by the NTU. The campus is situated on a sprawling plot of land in the heart of downtown Toronto, a culturally diverse and vibrant Canadian city on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, about a two hour drive from Buffalo, NY, and a quick flight from New York City.

At U of T Jazz you enjoy the benefits of a small program coupled with the virtually unlimited learning opportunities of a major university. The jazz students are focused and directed, with competitive drive balanced by a pervasive atmosphere of support and encouragement. The faculty is comprised of working professional jazz musicians, with a wide range of stylistic orientation. Together, they form a close knit family that celebrates creativity and innovation along with a respect for tradition. It is an amazing environment.

Money should not be the deciding factor when choosing a university, but for most students it is a consideration. When one factors in a tuition lower than many schools in the US plus the currently advantageous US/Canadian currency exchange, U of T offers tremendous educational value.

There are other posts in this blog category relating to U of T Jazz, and further information can be found at the U of T Jazz website.

If you have any questions about studying at U of T, feel free to email Chase Sanborn.

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