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Chase Morrin, 23, composer, arranger and pianist from San Diego, CA, graduated with his M.M. in Jazz Composition from New England Conservatory of Music, Pi Kappa Lambda, in 2016. He graduated from Harvard University in 2015, earning his B.A. in Computer Science and a minor in Neurobiology. At Harvard, Chase was awarded with The Louis Sudler Prize as the senior who demonstrated the most outstanding talent and achievement in the composition and performance of music during his undergraduate years. In addition, Chase was a 2013 Harvard Artist Development Fellow. This fall of 2016, Chase will pursue a second M.M. at Berklee College of Music’s Global Jazz Institute. 

Chase is currently involved in a number of projects with musicians from the Boston/Cambridge area which have included composing for the NEC Jazz Composers’ Workshop Orchestra and a new duo ensemble, Gapi, with Gayageum player Do Yeon Kim. He recently was commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra to compose and write a piano concerto which he performed with the orchestra in April, 2016. In addition, he recently released The Corn Knight, a collaboration with marimbist, Yaniv Yacoby. Chase directs, composes, and arranges for the Chase Morrin Trio with bassist, Johnny Chapman, and drummer Jongkuk Kim. His trios/bands have won the open combo division at Monterey’s Next Generation Jazz Festival in which they performed at the festival and have also been showcased at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference. He released his first trio CD, En Común, in 2012 and will release his second trio CD this fall of 2016.

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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)

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Album The Corn Knight by Chase Morrin

The Corn Knight

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Album Turtle by Chase Morrin


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