Director of Crescent Super Band and President of Caleb Chapman Music
Caleb’s vision and accomplishments have marked him as a rising star both domestically and internationally. As the President of Caleb Chapman Music, Caleb oversees the development of over 150 of Utah’s most talented young musicians in eleven elite ensembles, including the Crescent Super Band, which has frequently been hailed as one of the best youth big bands in the world. 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.
Caleb's efforts in music have also earned three declarations from Utah former Governor, John Huntsman, Jr. He was named to the Fab 50 List for 2010 by Utah Valley Magazine. In 2007 he was honored as the inaugural inductee into the Horne School of Music Hall of Fame and received the “Superior Accomplishment in Music Award” from the Utah Music Educators Association. He is the 2006 recipient of the KUER FM90 “Voice of Jazz Award”. He currently sits on the International Board of the Jazz Education Network (JEN).
Caleb is an active author. His book, The Articulate Jazz Musician, written with Dave Matthews Band saxophonist, Jeff Coffin, will be released by Alfred Publishing in January of 2013. He has recently written for Hal Leonard Publishing and JAZZed Magazine, as well.
In addition to directing and producing bands, Caleb is an active saxophonist. Most recently, he performed the National Anthem for the NBA at a sold-out match with the Utah Jazz and the Miami Heat, the only saxophonist ever to receive the invitation in Utah. Caleb is a featured clinician and sponsored performer for Yamaha Saxophones, Rico Reeds, JodyJazz Mouthpieces, and Planet Waves Cables.