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Chase Sanborn

Jazz Trumpet

Jazz trumpeter Chase Sanborn grew up in the New York City metropolitan area and spent his early professional years in Boston and San Francisco, including a year spent on tour with Ray Charles.

Since 1981, Chase has been a mainstay of the jazz and commercial music scene in Toronto, Canada, with a slew of performing and recording credits.

A dedicated music educator, Chase is an Associate Professor of Jazz at the University of Toronto and has published a series of books that have garnered praise for their insightful and entertaining approach to playing and teaching music.

In recent years, Chase has been a highly visible presence on YouTube, posting scores of videos on jazz improvisation, brass playing and the business of managing a musical career. 

When not thinking about music, Chase is thinking about boats. Just sayin'.

See below for information on Chase's role as a Yamaha Artist.

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Yamaha Artist

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

Chase admires and shares Yamaha's commitment to music education. As a clinician and guest artist, he delights in sharing his knowledge and love for music with young (or not-so-young) musicians. If you are interested in the possibility of having Chase work with your students or group, get in touch to start the conversation. 

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What they say...


“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!”