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!

Staccator Articulation Tool

Staccator 2

The Staccator (sta ka_tor) is designed to develop clean and crisp articulation on brass and woodwind instruments. When air is directed into the canoe-shaped piece it produces a defined ‘click’. The use of the Staccator isolates and develops the muscles of the tongue and embouchure while encouraging the player to focus the air for greater efficiency.


Staccator was invented by Canadian trumpeter and teacher Chris Cigolea, who wanted a way to practice articulation while commuting. The result turned out to be something more than a practice device, but a tool to isolate and develop tonguing technique. One aspect I really like is that it makes clear any difference in airstream when articulating the syllables tu and ku.