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 Tactics


What is in the mind of the jazz musician when improvising?

How much of what you play is creative inspiration, and how much are practiced licks?

How do you learn the language of jazz?

What should you practice?

Jazz Tactics answers these questions and many more.

Jazz Tactics is comprised of a 240-page book and 100-minute DVD featuring trumpeter and author Chase Sanborn. Chase speaks with the insight of a life-long jazz musician, and teaches with clarity and a sense of humor. He tells you what you need to know, and shows you the simplest way to go about learning it. Jazz Tactics offers an approach to jazz improvisation that is both comprehensive and comprehensible. It provides information and tips for all instruments and all levels. Jazz will seem a lot less mysterious after you’ve read this book!

The included Jazz Tactics DVD brings the written text to life, as the Chase Sanborn Quartet takes the viewer on a guided tour into the world of jazz music. With simple, clear explanations and musical examples, they show how musicians use the language of jazz to communicate. Special features include tips for the rhythm section and PDF files of all the musical examples, transposed for all instruments. Whether you are a student, teacher or jazz listener, you’ll gain insight into the process of improvisation and the mind of the jazz player.

Jazz Tactics is a comprehensive resource for anyone wishing to expand his or her understanding of jazz music. As you read the book and watch the DVD, many things will become clear. You’ll find yourself asking “Why didn’t anybody explain it like this before?” You’ll be entertained, you’ll be enlightened, and you’ll come away with a greater understanding and appreciation for jazz music and jazz musicians.

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