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!

Women in Jazz

imagesGiovanni Russonello has written an insightful and timely article in the New York Times about the rising and long-overdue influence of women in jazz. This is a must-read.


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 »

R.I.P. Kenny Wheeler

WheelerCanadian jazz trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler has died at the age of 84. He will be remembered as a gentle and humble spirit whose monumental contributions to the jazz world went far beyond what he was willing to acknowledge.

Mel Lewis

Mel Lewis shares his thoughts on many of the great jazz drummers in a series of interviews.

Guido Basso & Fred Stone (Canadian Jazz History)

Canadian jazz history in this 1965 CBC footage of the Jimmy Dale Orchestra featuring Guido Basso and Fred Stone on flugelhorn.
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Miles Just Called

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Ed Bickert (By Steve Wallace)

By Steve Wallace, for CBC Music

Steve Wallace is one of the leading jazz bass players in Canada. He played extensively with now retired Canadian jazz guitar legend, Ed Bickert. Bickert, who turns 80 on Nov. 29, is famously private, which makes Wallace’s insights into the man and the musician a real treat to read.

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The Language of Jazz

Let’s start with the premise that you are already an expert improviser. Every time you engage in conversation, you improvise. You don’t work from a script or recite memorized sentences or phrases. You can walk up to anyone in the world who speaks the same language and improvise a conversation. Read more »

Thoughts on Jazz Education

(Dave Liebman speaking to students and teachers at the IASJ Meeting in Graz)

Written by Ronan Guilfoyle from the blog Mostly Music.

Thoughts on Jazz Education, Art, Craft, and Entitlement

I’ve spent the past week at the International Association of Schools of Jazz annual meeting in Graz in Austria. I’ve written before about what goes on at the IASJ meetings and what a buzz it is, and this year was no exception. Last year it was in Brazil, and this year in Austria so naturally the vibe of the location was quite different, but the camaraderie of the musicians – teachers and students alike – was as strong as ever. At a time when institutionalised jazz education as an idea is again under scrutiny, it was interesting and thought provoking to be part of this meeting and once again my feelings on the positive benefits of jazz education were both confirmed and reinforced. Read more »

Advice from Thelonious Monk

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