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!

Review: Yamaha Xeno Trumpet (4th Gen)

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8335SAs a Yamaha Artist, one of the perks is the opportunity to test new models. More’s the pity, eventually I have to give them back or buy them, which seems more often to be the case. (Spoiler alert.) With the release of the fourth-generation Xeno YTR-8335 trumpet, it seems time to revisit this venerable and consistently top-selling model.
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Trumpet Comparison: Yamaha 9335NY / 9335CH / 8335LA / 8310Z

A New Horn!
It’s time for a new horn. I say this not because there is anything wrong with my current horn, or because I am an equipment junkie (well…) Read more »

Yamaha 8310Z Trumpet


The Yamaha 8310Z trumpet is an updated version of the 6310Z trumpet, designed for Bobby Shew, one of the world’s greatest lead and jazz trumpet players. Read more »

Yamaha 8335 Xeno Trumpet

The 8335 Xeno is the third generation in Yamaha’s pro-level heavywall trumpet model. It replaced the 6335HII in 2001. Read more »

Yamaha Silent Brass


I first reviewed Yamaha’s Silent Brass practice system several years ago, when it made its debut as a revolutionary product. Since then, Yamaha has expanded the ‘silent’ practice concept to many different instruments. While it does not eliminate all sound, the reduction in decibels is enough that you should be able to practice anywhere, anytime. I’ve used it in hotel rooms, cottages and tents. Read more »

Wiseman Cases

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Wiseman trumpet cases, designed and hand-built by Howard Wiseman of London, England, offer superior protection for your horns, and look good doing it! They are the ‘Cadillacs’ of trumpet cases. Read more »

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