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.

Kenny Shanker

Kenny Shanker on the HR* Alto 7M

“My JodyJazz HR* Alto mouthpiece allows me to get the sound I’m looking for and it feels incredibly comfortable to play on. There are so many little details and nuances that I can only get on this mouthpiece. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

Kenny Shanker Biography

Kenny Shanker is a saxophonist, pianist, vocalist, and award-winning composer. He grew up in Pleasanton, CA and began playing piano when he was two years old. Bob Bernotas of Just Jazz called him a “talented player and writer to watch very closely.”

Kenny has released three recordings as a leader. He put out his first album, Steppin’ Up, in 2011 for Posi-Tone Records. It was hailed as “immediately enjoyable, with enough twists and turns to reward repeated listening” by Bruce Lindsay of All About Jazz. In 2014, he released Action City, his second album for Posi-Tone. Bop n Jazz called it “ridiculously good” and The Jazz Page called it “an outstanding exposition of the writing chops that won the California native an ASCAP award for composition in recent years.” Recently, Kenny released his latest recording, The Witching Hour, for Wise Cat Records.

Kenny has performed with the New World Symphony, Richard Bona, David Benoit, Shelly Berg, Lage Lund, Taylor Eigsti, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, R&B singer, Shannon, Martin Fry, and many others. He has also played the national anthem for the Golden State Warriors and the Oakland Raiders and toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Japan. Locally, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smoke, Fat Cat, The Garage, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. He currently resides in New York City.

 

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