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Crescent Super Band

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 bands have been featured at many of the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals including North Sea (The Netherlands), Montreux (Switzerland), Vienne (France), Umbria (Italy), and Tuscany (Italy). Most recently, the Crescent Super Band was featured with jazz icon Toshiko Akiyoshi at the Telluride Jazz Festival. Caleb’s bands have also performed with nearly 200 guest artists, including Grammy-winners Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Peter Erskine, Kurt Elling, Gordon Goodwin, Wayne Bergeron, Dave Weckl, Nicholas Payton, Jeff Coffin, Eric Marienthal, Ernie Watts, and Bob Mintzer. They have also been featured with musicians from such recognizable bands as Journey, Dave Matthews Band, Steve Miller Band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Tower of Power, Genesis, the Saturday Night Live Band, and many others. Additionally, his bands have been featured on the Sirius XM “Real Jazz” Channel and released 8 full length albums on the Big Swing Face record label.

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09/20/11 JAZZed Magazine

Younger Lions: Caleb Chapman

“For those looking for a savior of jazz education, mild-mannered and sparsely populated Utah probably isn’t high on the list of scouting locations. But that’s where ambitious private teacher-turned-bandleader Caleb Chapman calls home, and he’s gone a long way toward creating one of the most successful youth jazz programs in the country.” 


Director and teacher of 9 high-school aged bands. See biography for more information.

Clinic/Workshop Information

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



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