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This is the online home of jazz trumpeter Chase Sanborn.

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Online Music Lessons

I offer online music lessons on trumpet playing, jazz improvisation, music theory or anything related to improving your skills as a musician or managing a musical career. 

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Chase Sanborn Bio

Born and raised in New Jersey, Chase Sanborn began his life as a professional musician in Boston and San Francisco. A highlight of his early career was a year spent on tour with Ray Charles.

Since moving to Toronto in 1981, Chase has been a mainstay of the jazz and commercial music scene, with a slew of performing and recording credits including five albums released as a leader. 

A dedicated educator, Chase is Associate Professor of jazz and trumpet at the University of Toronto. He has published a series of books and posted hundreds of videos focusing on the myriad aspects of playing music and managing a musical career. 

Books by Chase Sanborn

The 'Tactics' series of books from Chase Sanborn have been praised for their insightful and light-hearted approach to delivering real-world information and advice for aspiring musicians on topics including jazz improvisation, brass playing, intonation and the business aspects of managing a musical career.

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GR-CS Mouthpieces

Chase Sanborn Signature Mouthpieces were designed in consultation with and are manufactured by GR Mouthpiece Technologies. Designed to facilitate the myriad playing situations faced by a jazz or commercial session player, they have proven to be among the most popular models from one of the world's most respected mouthpiece makers.

Yamaha Artist

I have been a Yamaha Artist for most of my career, and owned just about every Yamaha pro trumpet model since the the first-generation 6335H. (That's the 25th Anniversary Xeno in the pic.)

As a performing artist and clinician I laud and share Yamaha's commitment to music education and relish the opportunity to share my knowledge and love for music with young (or not-so-young) musicians. 

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“Chase Sanborn is encouraging and supportive for those to whom topics are new

and challenges the more experienced players.”


Below you can view some of the videos on Chase Sanborn's YouTube channel

relating to jazz improvisation, brass playing, jazz history and the business of being a musician.

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MILES DAVIS (Ascendent) Jazz History #62

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MILES DAVIS (Ascendent) Jazz History #62
MILES DAVIS (Ascendent) Jazz History #62

MILES DAVIS (Ascendent) Jazz History #62

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MORE TRUMPET! (And more space, please.) Yamaha 8310Z

MORE TRUMPET! (And more space, please.) Yamaha 8310Z

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MILES DAVIS (Hard Bop & Harmon) Jazz History #61

MILES DAVIS (Hard Bop & Harmon) Jazz History #61

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