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Chase Sanborn Bio

Born and raised in New Jersey, after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Chase Sanborn began his life as a professional musician in 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 an Associate Professor of Jazz at the University of Toronto. He has published a series of books and posted hundreds of videos pertaining to jazz improvisation, jazz history, brass playing and the business of managing a musical career. 

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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. 


“Chase made a lasting impression on our students. Everyone was inspired by his musicianship and artistry as a performer—and equally by his presentations in classes on a wide variety of subjects. He is able to work with students of all abilities and provides a wealth of valuable and well-organized information in imaginative ways. He is encouraging and supportive with those to whom topics are new, and challenges the more experienced players. It was terrific having him here on campus, and we look forward to having him back again!”

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