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!

Boston Symphony Brass Excerpts

Project Your Sound

sound_traveling_faster_speed_soundOne of the things that differentiates amateurs from professionals is sound projection. Many brass students produce a sound that barely makes it out of the bell, let alone off the stage and out into the audience. You need to fill the room with sound and you need to understand the effect the room has on your sound. Read more »

Gear Talk

In this post I answer a couple of questions about choosing a horn.
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Multiple Tonguing

Multiple tonguing is a technique that facilitates rapid articulation. Read more »

Brass & Strings

brass-and-strings-hanne-lore-koehlerI often compare brass players to singers because we share the significant element of vibrating a part of the body to produce the sound. If the voice is the purest musical instrument, I consider brass instruments to occupy the next rung on the ladder. But let’s compare a brass instrument and a string instrument; say a trumpet and a violin. On the surface they seem quite different, other than that they play in a similar register. But dig a little deeper and similarities appear.
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Close Your Eyes

Why is it that when you taste something delicious or hear beautiful music, you close your eyes? Read more »


In this article, I’d like to discuss the use of drones for improving intonation. Read more »


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…
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The Slide Trumpet

JP-314LHaving just played a concert with Wycliffe Gordon—a force of nature if ever there was one—who performed on the soprano trombone as just one of many tricks in his bag, I dusted off my slide trumpet and brought it into the teaching studio.
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Key Fluency

If you are like most reasonably accomplished students (and some professionals) you have 7-8 keys you are reasonably comfortable with and 4-5 that are murky. Read more »

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