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!

Comments From Readers

If you are a young person contemplating a career as a musician, or even if you’ve been in the game a long time and are trying to cope with an ever-changing musical landscape, Music Business Tactics is an essential read. Chase Sanborn offers useful information and helpful hints on how to survive–perhaps even thrive–in today’s music business.
Brian Barlow (President, Toronto Musicians Association)

Music Business Tactics is well written, throughly researched, and often quite funny. This book should be required reading for young musicians–and old ones too. It will make them think seriously about what they are doing.
Jack Long (Long & McQuade Music)

What a fabulous resource for anyone who wants to make a living as a musician! This will be a required text for my students.
Dennis Najoom (Milwaukee Symphony)

Music Business Tactics is wonderful! It’s an enjoyable read that provides sound, practical advice for the aspiring musician. Chase Sanborn’s books are making a very positive impact on the musical community.
Dean McNeill (University of Saskatchewan)</ul>

Music Business Tactics is an informative dissemination of a nuts-and-bolts approach to our business, delivered with directness and humor. This is a must-read for every musician, regardless of instrument or previous experience. I intend to make it a required course item in our studio at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ronald Romm (Canadian Brass; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Music Business Tactics offers invaluable lessons for aspiring musicians and timely reminders for established ones. Chase Sanborn combines clear and thoughtful commentary with a generous dose of Sanbornian fun. This is a must-read for music students!
Dave Neill (Toronto, ON)

Many aspiring musicians are ill equipped to deal with the reality of earning a living. They shy away from doing the very things they need to do to succeed. Music Business Tactics deals with the real world of the professional musician.
Alex Kundakcioglu (National Sales Manager, Jupiter Music Canada)</ul>

It’s seldom that something so practical and useful comes along. Music Business Tactics ought to be on every college required reading list.
Mick Hesse (Farmington, NM)

Music Business Tactics is honest, funny, to-the-point and highly practical. This will be a required text for my music business class.
Steve Sherman (Red Deer College)</ul>

Music Business Tactics encapsulates a lifetime of experiential advice. It is witty and realistic. I love it!
Colleen Allen (Toronto, ON)

Chase Sanborn’s Music Business Tactics is like a chat with the cool uncle you never had. It reads so easily you can probably finish it in one opera performance (if you’re in the pit) or two (if you’re in the audience). This book will pay for itself from what you’ll save on Tylenol.
Colin Murray (Mr. Equipment)

Music Business Tactics will help you succeed in music and in life. As usual, Chase Sanborn gets right to the heart of what you need to know. Read it, learn, and laugh!
Cathy Leach (University of Tennessee)

Music Business Tactics contains all the information an aspiring musician should know and utilize. Reading the book on a cross-country flight, I found myself nodding in agreement many times. (The people sitting beside me probably thought I had a nervous twitch.) I’ve already passed it on to my son.
Corey Taylor (Yamaha Canada)

Whether you are young or old, experienced or newbie, you need this information! You can learn it the hard way, through years of trial and error, or by reading Music Business Tactics. Be smart: read this book and take Chase Sanborn’s advice to heart!
Kim Stephens (Bloomington, IN)

Music Business Tactics is full of common sense advice that most people just overlook. It’s always good to be reminded!
Cathy Sheridan (Greenwich, NY)

Music Business Tactics is chock full of wit, wisdom and good old-fashioned common sense (which is anything but common these days). Chase Sanborn has done it again!
Chris Kemp (Big Smoke Big Band)

This is the first book about the music business that I can truly identify with. Others deal primarily with indie rock bands trying to get a record deal or are written in a language more suited for lawyers. Thanks to Chase Sanborn’s perspective, experience and humorous writing style, I really got a lot out of this, and likely will for some time!
Jon McCaslin (Toronto, ON)

As I read your new book, I am struck by how much we have in common in our philosophy of work and life. I find it hard to believe all you have observed about me over the years. I think perhaps you are generous in your tribute; perhaps some of my faults have faded over time. I so admire all you have done with your music and your life, and I am thrilled to share in your accomplishments. Any father would be proud to have you as a son.
Howie Sanborn (Dad)