Once again making his home in Seattle, Chad has toured the world playing both trumpet and piano. He has shared the stage with Jay Thomas, Claudio Roditi, Marc Seales, Thomas Marriott, Ingrid Jensen, Bob Florence, Allen Vizzutti, and several others. He has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the jazz trumpet chair, and also as the band's pianist. The 2002 winner of the 'Outstanding College Trumpet Soloist' award from the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, ID, he has toured the Northwest with his own bands for more than a decade.
Working as a soloist, lead player, and chamber musican, Chad keeps an active performance schedule in many varieties of music. He is also in high demand as an educator, and frequently speaks about jazz music and the trumpet to students of all ages, giving clinics at high schools and colleges throughout the country. His private students maintain a high level of excellence and have recieved many honors at district, state, and national competitions.
As a composer, he has scored for film, written for various brass ensembles, dancers, and string quartets and quintets. His works have been performed and recorded throughout the Northwest, Alaska, and California.
Chad graduated cum laude, with his Bachelor's in Music from the University of Idaho as a Lionel Hampton Scholar, in May of 2003, and was the first student to graduate with a jazz emphasis on his degree. He recieved his Master's in Music from the University of Washington in 2005, where he also directed the second jazz band, and served as the teaching assistant for the jazz studies department. He now works closely with John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen for Origin Records, and the Ballard Jazz Festival, honoring their commitment of releasing the highest quality jazz music.