Gregory W. Yasinitsky

“After trying JodyJazz for fifteen seconds, I knew I had to buy JodyJazz mouthpieces for all of my horns. There are the fabulous JodyJazz mouthpieces, and then there are all the rest. None can compare to JodyJazz. JodyJazz mouthpieces are simply the greatest mouthpieces in the universe! I am proud to play JodyJazz, the mouthpieces played by the greatest saxophonists in the world.”



Carson Freeman

“The tone through each one of my saxophones starts by entering one of Jody’s fabulous mouthpieces. With a variety of styles, and materials, I’m confident that there is a mouthpiece in his catalogue to be paired with any saxophonist’s horn. All of my JodyJazz mouthpieces are free blowing, and beautifully hand crafted. My main sax is the tenor. From the first time playing it, I loved the DV Tenor 7*. My sound was warmer, but could project louder AND speak softer. Articulations were easier to pronounce, and my altissimo notes grew in range and beauty. Curious, I tried the DV CHI Tenor 7*, and loved it as well. I play on this as my main piece, and it pairs nicely with my silver Selmer horn. In 2014, I played tenor and baritone sax with Canadian singing icon Gino Vannelli. This was the first time that I played the bari sax, and it wasn’t easy until I picked up a DV Baritone 8 mouthpiece. The DV made it easy to blow a beautiful tone through the sax, while I only needed to focus on the music. One of the trickier saxes; the soprano, needs a lot of focus and dedication to hone a personalized tone, with good intonation. When I switched from a reputable manufacturer, to the DV Soprano 7*, I was able to work on my sound, instead of fighting with the technical difficulties the soprano sax. This mouthpiece darkened the tones and made the instrument less ‘nasal’, and super fun to play. I seldom play the alto, but when I do, I can ease into it with a DV Alto 7 mouthpiece. Switching between the different JodyJazz mouthpieces is easy and comfortable. Thank you Mr. Espina, and your fantastic staff for your contributions to the saxophone community!”



Neil Broughton

“It is easily the best sax mouthpiece I’ve ever played and I really enjoyed being able to take a reed right out of the box, and have the ability to play very loud or very softly without any trouble at all. From low to high, everything comes out clean and crisp. I’d like to say that after playing the DV, it is easy to see that the quality just towers over all other current sax mouthpieces, and more than a few of the vintage one’s I’ve played.”



Ed Calle



DV Soprano 7*

“I am enjoying your soprano DV 7* sax mouthpiece! It blows freely as your tenor DV does. Thanks for the great pieces!”



Caleb Chapman

“A world-class big band is impossible without a sax section that truly blends. JodyJazz mouthpieces give the Crescent Super Band the consistency, precision, and tone necessary across all our saxes for that to happen. “



Michael Ghegan

” ….for a lot of saxophonists, the ‘ultimate mouthpiece search’ can become a longtime struggle, full of compromise and frustration. With his DV series, Jody Espina has brought to the table a precision line of artistically hand crafted mouthpieces. Across the board, they deliver the most well balanced, focused sound I’ve ever achieved….thank’s so much Jody!”



Ray Smith

“After so many years of playing other mouthpieces, it is amazing to me that the JodyJazz Mouthpieces play with such a huge, full sound and yet are so responsive and easy to play. The mouthpieces have given me a whole new zest for playing, and I can hardly put the horn down once I get started. Thanks, Jody!!”



Ed Calle

“I have used many mouthpieces throughout my career. For me, the JodyJazz mouthpieces are simply the best. Jody has developed a variety of metal and rubber mouthpieces. They are flexible and play beautifully.”



Abraham Burton

“Jody, I have played with these pieces for about a year now and I am absolutely convinced that the theory behind the making of these dynamic mouthpieces support the demands on today’s modern player. Whether in the altissimo register or down in the depths of the horn, the JodyJazz DV mouthpieces help produce a flow of sound that is more consistent. What I love most about the mouthpieces is that it gives you the player, maximum control. I can stand out strong during a heated and intense exchange, yet at any given moment come down to a gentle whisper without losing the fullness and richness of my sound…”