“For years I was looking for a mouthpiece that would help me to get closer to the sound of two of my favorite players of all times, Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin. My JodyJazz DV Chicago 8* not only does that but also allows me to use the full depth of my tone whether it’s a jazz ballad or an up-tempo tune.”
“I’ve been using exclusively hard rubber mouthpieces on alto for years till I tried the JodyJazz DV Alto 7. I was really impressed as it has got all the qualities I’m looking on a mouthpiece. It combines great projection as well as the right warmth that I want my tone to have when I play jazz and on top of that just the right amount of resistance that helps with jazz phrasing.”
“My JodyJazz mouthpiece has made my sound more gorgeous than before. It makes it easy to control and put out harmonic overtone. I love “funky music” , so I wanted to play a sound that stands out. The mouthpiece made my wish come true.”
“I must say my musical vocabulary has been enhanced thanks to the amazing sound JodyJazz mouthpieces. Your mouthpieces bring life to my music!”
“After years of searching I finally found the right mouthpiece to achieve my unique and signature sound! The JodyJazz DV Alto 7 Mouthpiece helps me to produce a warm, full and organic sound on my straight-alto saxophone!”
“I started using Jody Jazz within the first couple years of playing the saxophone. From the classic to the DV, I have grown loving these mouthpieces. They are comfortable to play and have allowed me to develop a sound that I can call my own. I’d recommend Jody Jazz to saxophonists of all ages who are looking to take their playing to the next level. “
“This JodyJazz metal alto is beautifully made, plays in tune and gives me the bark and bite I need for louder playing situations. Records great too.”
“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!”
“When the first time I played this mouthpiece, it’s unique resonance, clean tone, stunning sound penetration, it excited me! Thanks Jody for create this wonderful mouthpiece, so artists in the world can play beautifully!”
“The incredible sound projection of my JodyJazz DVs has impressed me for years. I love the ease of tuning and super altissimo, as well as the beautiful harmonics you hear. JodyJazz mouthpieces are made from only the finest materials and the really stand up to the rigors of the road, playing night after night. I always feel my sound is always right there and effortlessly gives me the sound I need both in live shows and in recording studios. I first started playing the JodyJazz DV Tenor 7 when I was in London and because I love that so much have since also added the DV Alto 7 for my Alto.”
“JodyJazz offers me a “free blowing” mouthpiece without resistance. They are easy to play and capture the full range of tonal qualities of the instrument. The lower range of the saxophone gets a fat, round and strong sound, while the higher registers have a warm and refined sound. The mouthpiece has a clean sound, with excellent focus and projection and the construction and finishing is of the highest quality.”
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