Allan Chase is a jazz saxophonist and composer, and chairs the Ear Training department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is a former Dean of Faculty and chair of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory, and has also taught at Tufts University. He grew up in Phoenix and studied composition at Arizona State University, jazz at New England Conservatory, and ethnomusicology at Tufts University. He appears as a soloist on over 35 recordings with artists including Rashied Ali, John McNeil, Bruno Råberg, Joe Morris, Steve Lantner, Dominique Eade, Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet, John Zorn, and Gunther Schuller, and two CDs of his own featuring Lewis Nash and Matt Wilson. His forthcoming CD Allan Chase Trio (2009) features guitarist Jon Damian and bassist Bob Nieske.