Owing to very significant increases in demand for the DV, DV NY and DV CHI models, we are currently experiencing an extraordinarily high level of backorders for these products. Consequently, we will not be accepting any new orders for these models until the backorders are back to a manageable level. As a result of this you might find that some JodyJazz dealers are temporarily out of stock of these models. We want to assure you that this is no fault of our dealers. We are focusing our production on reducing the backorders as quickly as possible and we expect all these models to be fully available again in just a few months time.

Jim Stranahan

Jim Stranahan on the DV NY Alto 5, DV CHI Tenor 7, Giant Tenor 6* & HR* Soprano 6

"Jody’s mouthpieces are so free blowing and consistent. I have not seen quality control like this in any other mouthpiece company. These mouthpieces allow me to sound like I want, with the versatility to adjust my sound to the musical situation. Jody truly has a mouthpiece for every player!"

Jim Stranahan Biography

Recording Artist and Educator, Colorado
Jim Stranahan is a Denver, Colorado-based jazz recording artist with Tapestry Records. His discography includes an appearance on “Dreams Untold” and “Transformation”, two CDs released by his internationally known son, Colin Stranahan. Mr. Stranahan has released two projects, “Free For All” (2010), featuring all original compositions and “Migration to Higher Ground” (2014). Both CDs have received national acclaim such as in this review from Raul da Gama of Jazz Da Gama: “…how does he make a little big band sound like a really big band? The answer is in the music, which is intelligently composed and inspired-not only the music of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, and Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond - but also Mr. Stranahan’s own compositions themselves…As an instrumentalist, Mr. Stranahan is a fine winds player. He plays his instrument as if he were a painter wielding brushes of different dimensions and characteristics. This gives his music a superb flow of line and dynamic.”

Over his 40+ year career as a bandleader and musician in the Denver area, Mr. Stranahan has performed with Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Suzanne Sommers, Lee Konitz and Bobby Shew. He is a frequently featured performer at the legendary Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver performing his original compositions and arrangements. Small’s Jazz Club in New York City is another performance venue in his repertoire.

Jim is a retired instrumental music teacher after 30 years of service, and is now a sought after clinician, adjudicator and private saxophone instructor in the Denver area. He has worked in the larger Denver metro school districts doing clinics, workshops, rehearsing various ensembles and sectional rehearsals. Many of his past students, public and private, have gone on to become successful professional musicians.

 

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