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.
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.
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 Sanborn is encouraging and supportive for those to whom topics are new
and challenges the more experienced players.”