Chase Sanborn

Trumpeter Chase Sanborn has been a central figure in the Toronto jazz and commercial music scene since moving to Canada from the US in 1981, following an international tour with Ray Charles. A veteran session musician, Chase has performed with Aretha Franklin and Diana Krall, completed numerous tours of duty in the theatre pits (1444 performances as lead trumpet for CATS, for the statistically minded) and done his part to support corporate welfare by playing on hundreds of commercial jingles. As a jazz soloist, Chase has released five CDs as leader.

A dedicated jazz educator, Chase is a full-time member of the U of T Jazz Faculty and the author of a series of educational books and videos that have garnered worldwide praise for their insightful and entertaining approach to playing and teaching music. Chase is a Yamaha Artist, and has appeared as a clinician throughout Canada and the US.

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