Caleb Chapman

Caleb’s vision and accomplishments have marked him as a rising star both domestically and internationally.  As the President of Caleb Chapman Music, Caleb directs over 150 of Utah’s most talented young musicians in eleven elite ensembles, including the Crescent Super Band. In 2011, Caleb was named the “John LaPorta International Jazz Educator of the Year”, one of the highest honors in music education.  At age 37, he was by far the youngest to ever receive this honor. Also, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is honoring Caleb with the prestigious 2013 "Utah Performing Artist Award" in a special dinner reception at the Governor's Mansion.
 

Since 2005, Caleb’s students have been honored with 22 DownBeat Awards and 11 “Best of State” awards for Utah. Caleb was named Utah’s “Best Educator” (2011) and “Best Music Educator” (2012) by Utah Best of State, as well.  Graduates of his program have been placed in the top music schools in the country including Juilliard, the University of Miami, the Berklee College of Music, USC, the Manhattan School of Music, and many others with annual scholarship offers for seniors topping $1,000,000.

 

In 2013, Caleb released his first book with Alfred Publishing, The Articulate Jazz Musician.  The text explains Caleb’s celebrated method for teaching jazz articulation and style to young musicians and features 14 original tunes from multi-Grammy winning member of the Dave Matthews Band, Jeff Coffin.  He also writes a regular column for the Daily Herald Newspaper entitled "Sound Thinking".

 

Caleb is a Board Member for the Jazz Education Network (JEN), as well as a past president of the Utah Unit of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and a member of the organization's Resource Team. Additionally, Caleb serves as Festival Director for the Peaks Jazz Festival, the Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival, and the JENerations Jazz Festival.

 

Caleb is a featured clinician and sponsored performer for Yamaha Saxophones, Rico Reeds, JodyJazz Mouthpieces, and Planet Waves Cables.

Caleb and the Crescent Super Band have stunned me on many occasions. The band plays at the highest level of musicianship i have EVER heard from young musicians. Unbelievable! 


JEFF COFFIN, Grammy-winning Member of the Dave Matthews Band

 

 

The Crescent Super Band is absolutely amazing!  Caleb does an extraordinary job!


STEVE SMITH, Legendary drummer of Journey

 

 

Best of State Winner 2007-2014