Allan Chase

Director of Jazz Studies, Interlochen Arts Camp

Chair, Ear Training and Faculty, Global Jazz Institute, Berklee College of Music

Saxophonist and composer Allan Chase has appeared as a soloist on over 50 jazz recordings, in addition to several movie scores and pop, rock, and classical recordings. He is currently Chair of Ear Training at Berklee College of Music, and a faculty member within Berklee's Global Jazz Institute. He has taught at Tufts University and the New England Conservatory, where he chaired the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation departments and served as dean of the faculty. Chase has taught college courses in jazz improvisation, jazz history, ear training, transcription and analysis, harmony, counterpoint, music theory, ensembles, and private lessons. From 1992 to 2000, he performed and recorded with John Coltrane's former drummer Rashied Ali. He has been a member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet since 1981, and he leads his own jazz groups.