“The DV Tenor 8* is the most versatile and rich-sounding mouthpiece I have ever played. It allows me to have a bright and projecting sound that also incorporates darker elements when I need it to. An incredible mouthpiece for all the various settings I play. I highly recommend this mouthpiece to anyone who likes a bright, big and rich sound!”
“I am now playing the JodyJazz DV 9 Baritone mouthpiece exclusively on tenor. It has all the projection I need plus fullness of sound. I played my previous mouthpiece for 30 years! Thank you JodyJazz.”
I play the JodyJazz HR* 8 baritone mouthpiece. From the very first moment I played this mouthpiece I was deeply impressed with the flexible sound. The range really reaches from very powerful to very smooth in all registers. It’s easy to play in all styles and I use it for both big band and small groups. It is a reliable partner to express my music.
“Every so often I have gotten the itch to try a new/different mouthpiece. This usually happens when I find myself in my favorite music shop with a little too much time on my hands. Normally I try a few mouthpieces, shrug my shoulders and think “Nothing here really speaks to me, my piece plays just fine.” That was the story until Jody’s HR tenor mouthpiece appeared in the selection. This mouthpiece spoke to me loud, fat and clear. Not long after buying the tenor piece I replaced my alto refaced link with the JodyJazz HR* Alto and the The DV is the most expressive baritone mouthpiece I have ever had the pleasure of playing. Jody’s mouthpieces are stable, in tune, allow a huge dynamic range and give me the freedom to be very expressive with my sound. Now the only reason to go to the shop is to get the horn tweaked and chat a bit.”
Ryan Burrage on the JodyJazz HR* Clarinet:
“I play the JodyJazz HR* 9 Clarinet mouthpiece on all of my gigs. My style, partially rooted in the New Orleans Creole clarinet tradition, requires a larger tip opening than what is available from other mouthpiece manufacturers. Projection is fabulous and intonation is spot on with a beautiful tone. It is a free-blowing clarinet mouthpiece that you don’t need to fight to play.
I also use the Chedeville Kaspar CB1 64mm, 65mm, and 66mm clarinet barrels. While these barrels do indeed look cool, they actually help with projection and intonation. I always have these 3 barrels in my case to help with intonation as needed.”
Ryan Burrage on the JodyJazz JodyJazz GIANT Garzone Signature Model 10* and SUPER JET Tenor 9*:
“When I’m called to play tenor for more traditional jazz/swing work, I play the JodyJazz GIANT Garzone Signature Model 10*. As Jody describes it, the mouthpiece provides a BIG sound, but not LOUD. I find it is well-balanced throughout the range, blends well with the ensemble, and the larger tip opening helps with projection. Intonation is spot on and it is very free-blowing, despite the larger tip.
If I am called for more R&B/Jump Swing styles, I use the Super Jet 9*. I first tried the Super Jet at JEN 2020 in New Orleans at the JodyJazz booth, and I was blown away with the projection, tone, and intonation. It’s a mouthpiece that turns heads and definitely has a “wow” factor. As is the case with all of Jody’s mouthpieces, it is also free-blowing and easy to play.”
Ryan Burrage on the JodyJazz DV Soprano Sax Mouthpiece:
“Jody, got the DV 8* soprano mouthpiece today. Wow! Just wow! As you know, I’m heavily influenced by Sidney Bechet, and this mouthpiece gets me as close to that sound as I think you can get! I also will use a slightly harder reed to achieve a mellower sound in a more contemporary setting. Overall, this is the most flexible soprano sax mouthpiece I’ve ever tried – the best of both worlds.”
Ryan Burrage on the JodyJazz DV Alto Sax Mouthpiece:
“I’m loving the DV 8. Tonal flexibility and complexity at its best. I can play contemporary or traditional with this mouthpiece, depending on my approach. If I push it, it wails – if I lay back on it, it’s just a beautiful mellow sound. Everything from Bird to Earl Bostic and beyond can be covered with this mouthpiece!”
Ryan Burrage on the JodyJazz DV Tenor Sax Mouthpiece:
“Tenor saxophones, and mouthpieces for that matter, are tricky for me. Perhaps it’s because of the wide array of influences I have on tenor. I tend to use a different mouthpiece on tenor for different scenarios. If I want to wail and honk, I use the DV 9*. If it’s a Zoot Sims, more mellow type of sound I’m looking for, I’ll use the DVNY 9*.”
Ryan Burrage on the JodyJazz DV Baritone Sax Mouthpiece:
“I don’t get to play baritone sax too much, but when I do, I use the DV 9. Because I don’t play bari a lot, I need it to be ready to play when I pick it up, and that’s exactly what the DV 9 does for me – it practically plays itself! Other than the size of the horn, I generally feel as though I am playing alto or tenor, and forget about the fact that I’m playing the much larger baritone sax! Thanks a lot!”
“I’ve had my JodyJazz DV for years now and I wouldn’t change a thing. It has an incredibly focused sound, consistency of tone throughout all registers, and is extremely versatile. Switching from a contemporary, aggressive rock sound to an easy-going jazz sound is no problem. Beautiful depth, vibration, and ease of blowing. Also happens to be a stellar piece of engineering.”