Chase Morrin, pianist, composer, educator from San Diego, is known for his diverse musical range spanning Jazz, Classical, Folkloric, and Popular traditions. Chase’s music is focused on culturally collaborative projects and humanitarian missions, creating communal spaces for the arts. Chase graduated from Harvard May of 2015, earning a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Neurobiology, and from New England Conservatory (M.M.), 2016.
Chase earned a second M.M. at the Global Jazz Institute, Berklee College of Music, 2017. In addition to his studies, he has garnered accolades including four ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards, nine DownBeat awards in composition, arranging and performance, five film scoring and composition awards through the Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) and the Young Composers’ Guild, and (YCG)Yamaha Young Performing Artist.
Chase premiered his own piano concerto with the Louisville Orchestra in 2016. In addition he has released four albums including The Corn Knight, a duo collaboration with marimbist Yaniv Yacoby, Turtle, a piano trio album with Jonathan Chapman and Jongkuk Kim, and GAPI, a cross-cultural duo project with Korean gagyageum player DoYeon Kim that was recently nominated for a national Korean music award.
Chase has toured and performed at a number of world-renowned festivals including the Panama Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, Vail Jazz Festival, Bowdoin International Festival, and Centrum Jazz Festival and has studied with teachers including Danilo Pérez, Vijay Iyer, Bruce Brubaker, Kati Agocs, Fred Hersch, and Jason Moran.
Chase also teaches at Berklee College of music. You can find more information and listen to recordings at