“The quality of the JodyJazz Mouthpieces is truly amazing! The response, tone and design allow you to let your instrument truly speak as if it were your own voice. It is so easy to play these mouthpieces and brought my sound to new heights! I particularly love the Jet, HR, and DV series. Keep making amazing mouthpieces, Jody!!”
“I played an ESP Jody Jazz mouthpiece for 12 years, but when I tried a DV… wow!!! It is stronger, easier and especially I like the projection of the sound. It is compact, fluent and very uniform, from lower notes to higher notes and even on the overtones. DV mouthpiece makes me find the sound I like and I’m looking for: strong, tender or aggressive, precise on attack, very flexible but, above all, my own personal sound!”
“My JodyJazz mouthpieces give me the creative freedom to express my voice. They play so beautifully! It’s a rare thing when I make an equipment change, but when I tried Jody’s pieces, I fell in love instantly. They bring out all the natural nuances of my playing and for the first time ever, I don’t feel like I’m fighting my equipment. In fact, the ease of playing in the high and low register has become as effortless as the main range of my saxophone. The sound quality and workmanship of my Jody Jazz mouthpieces are incredible and allow my voice shine.”
“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!”
“The JodyJazz JET has everything I search for in a saxophone mouthpiece. It’s powerful, balanced, allows flexibility, has dynamics and huge projection when I push it. This is a mouthpiece made by a guy who plays and understands what a mouthpiece needs to work perfectly. Congratulations Jody, great job!!!”
“As soon as I heard a friend playing his new JodyJazz mouthpiece I asked what had changed. I ran to a dealer and immediately fell in love with it. It’s hard to believe that one mouthpiece can offer such a wide color range–dark and warm to bright and bold, soft & tender to loud and powerful–and be so consistent top to bottom and so freeblowing and have such a big center, all at the same time. Altissimo too! My tenor Classic and my Alto DV have made my sound more voicelike, and invariably the first thing that listeners respond to in my sax playing. I’m trying the DV on tenor next!.”
“…The first time I heard of your pieces, I went to the store and tried a bunch of them. Mostly DV’s and HR for soprano alto and tenor. I was liking the playability and the comfort of the DV tenor but found it was a little too bright for my taste. So when the DV NY came out, i ordered one! An 8*. And boom!! I fell in love with the mouthpiece! What can i say. It’s got everything I want form a mouthpiece. The sound of course, but also the comfort, the intonation, the projection, etc.. So what I want to say is congratulations for the great mouthpiece!”
“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!!”
“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.”
“The day I first played JodyJazz DV Saxophone Mouthpieces I became instantly converted. No other sax mouthpieces can match them!”
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