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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 25, 1993

Chase Morrin, 16, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy, is a member of a Javanese Gamelan Orchestra through the World Center of Music and is an avid composer for the choir, dance, theater, and music conservatories. At the top of his class with over a 4.4 GPA, he is a member of the Math team and Academic team, tutors math, and formed a Rubik's Cube club. Outside of school, Chase runs rehearsals out of his home, and teaches both classical piano and percussion students. Chase recently won the 2010 Los Angeles Music Center SPOTLIGHT award in the jazz instrumentalist category with a performance of his composition “Angular Raga.” Chase’s accomplishments include three national ASCAP (American Society Composers, Authors, and Publishers) Young Jazz Composer awards; four national DOWNBEAT awards in both composition and performance; three MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California) Composers’ Today awards in both composition and film scoring; five year membership into the MTAC Young Composers’ Guild (YCG); two Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival awards for performance; and five Reno Jazz Festival awards in performance, big band composition and small ensemble composition...
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”Each member of the band excelled on their instrument and had plenty of chances to showcase their chops, but Chase Morrin on acoustic and synthesizer keyboards was just amazing. He had great technique and his solos were full of interesting ideas and rock solid rhythmic underpinnings. He had plenty to say and lots of soul and humor to say with…” -- Mark Winkler, LA Jazz Scene, August 2009

“It’s a good thing San Diego piano wiz Chase Morrin has the boundless energy of a teenager. Anyone with less drive and stamina might get tired just contemplating his nonstop schedule, let alone trying to pull it off.” -- George Varga, Music Critic, San Diego Union Tribune

“When I closed my eyes I could have heard these young cats on any stage anywhere in the world slaying the house… If this is what the future of jazz looks like, I’m there…” -- Mark Winkler, LA Jazz Scene, August 2009

“In the mercurial world of jazz music, Chase Morrin is already a major player.” - Larry Himmel, San Diego News 8 (2/26/07)

“14-year-old Chase Morrin is building a reputation as a master of the piano...

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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationSan Diego, CA

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Music

Featured recording “A Minor Shade of Red”

A Minor Shade of Red

Self Produced
2009

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