Edmar Colón

“Wow! Jody is truly a master, your mouthpieces are all great, they play easy, with power, evenness, and beauty.”

Norberto Ortiz García

“The HR Custom Dark truly surprised me. Its dark but flexible sound has wonderful resonance and character, which makes it perfect for traditional jazz.”

“I’m enamored with my JodyJazz HR* Tenor 10*. It gives me the flexibility of playing softly with a clear sound or playing strongly without losing focus, which allows me to adjust my sound while playing different styles. I’m usually hesitant about changing mouthpieces, but this was love at first sight.”

“The POWER RING Ligature is flawless. It provides a solid support to the reed while helping it feel freer and improve in all aspects. It’s also a beauty.”

Carlo Muscat

“My HR* CUSTOM DARK tenor mouthpiece can really sing! I have always steered towards a dark tone and finding a mouthpiece that was designed to enhance this aspect of my playing has really given me the chance to take my sound to the next level. I also use a DV NY on my baritone; this mouthpiece is something special and has changed my entire perception of metal mouthpieces, which I have always tried to move away from. The interplay between the darkness and the response is something I haven’t experienced before.”

JodyJazz Joey DeFrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco

“Vintage mouthpieces have their mystique, but they’re a big gamble especially for the price. And in fact is it’s very difficult to find a good one, and that’s just frustrating. JodyJazz mouthpieces are simply the best saxophone mouthpieces in the world. Everyone one you play blows flawlessly. Whatever sound you have in your mind can come through. Although the Giant is my go to, I really dig them all. And they definitely will give you that fun, inspiring, musical, and spiritual trip. Naturally this makes complete sense, because Jody himself represents what that’s all about!”

Desiderio Lazaro

Desidério Lázaro

“I believe I finally found the mouthpiece that covers all my needs in terms of expression and sound quality. The free blowing nature of this mouthpiece is only matched by its warmth and virtuosistic possibilities. Make no mistake, JodyJazz really knows its craft and, for my taste, are producing the finest modern mouthpieces on the market.”

Chuck Currie

“Jody Espina has knocked it out of the park again with the new HR* CUSTOM DARK Tenor mouthpiece. After establishing a stellar classical saxophone mouthpiece division using his proprietary CHR Chedeville rubber, he has now used the rubber for a jazz tenor saxophone mouthpiece for the first time. When played softly, it reminds me strongly of the sound of Stan Getz. John Coltrane said “Let’s face it–we’d all sound like that if we could,” and who are we to argue with Trane? When you go for it in a big band or commercial setting, it will stand up to the brass and amplified instruments as well as any mouthpiece out there. I don’t know of any other mouthpiece that can inhabit both those worlds so well. The Chedeville classical mouthpieces Jody designed have made a clean sweep on my Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone, and I told him the HR* CUSTOM DARKS will do the same for my jazz setups. Bravo, Jody, and keep ’em coming!”

“The JodyJazz HR* Soprano 5* mouthpiece allows for the rich warm tonal center that pleases me on all single reed mouthpieces, and just adds that slight edge that allows us to cut through the brass when playing with large ensembles. In my opinion the Soprano should never be strident and should have a contained ringing tone (like ALL musical instruments, including the human voice.) The JodyJazz HR* allows for that with great intonation, and can also provide incredible projection. The key to projection is tone, and it is also the key to “in-tone-ation!” All of Jody’s mouthpieces provide a great big tone, and the HR* line can also provide gentleness and beauty.”

“The JodyJazz POWER RING is a work of genius. The heavy mass of the ligature lends incredibly rich resonance to the tone, while the limited contact points allow for great life in the sound and terrific ease of articulation. I own over a hundred excellent ligatures, and the POWER RING blows them all away. These are not just for jazz… they are also beautiful classical ligatures with the most resonant core sound you’ve ever heard for soloists, large ensemble, and chamber players.”

Arthur White

“My GIANT/POWER RING setup is the best mouthpiece/ligature combination I’ve ever played on, without question. I love the depth and versatility of tone I can achieve with the setup, especially the overtones that are present. It’s amazingly and immediately responsive, in every register, and at any volume. I never thought I could achieve the sound that’s in my head, and with my new gear from JODY JAZZ, I’m getting closer every day”.

Alvaro Cardenas Jr.

Anil Şalliel

“The DV series offers great design and great craftsmanship. For any style of music, the sound range is very beautiful. I love the hand work and the finish, I can say the same about the POWER RING Ligature.”

“You can play both jazz and funk with the HR* series and the altissimo is excellent without having to overblow. Take care of your mouthpiece because each one is hand-crafted…..a beautiful and great mouthpiece”

Steve Wilkerson

“I love my new JodyJazz Super Jet Tenor and Jet Baritone mouthpieces. Whether it be a ballad or a funk tune, or a roaring big band jazz tenor or baritone solo, these mouthpieces give me great tone, power, and control. Intonation is superb. Theses mouthpieces, depending on what reed is used, will give you a spectrum of great sounds from which to choose. That is truly remarkable for one mouthpiece. The JodyJazz Power Ring Ligatures are also totally awesome. I play a great variety of music, from straight ahead and contemporary jazz to rock/blues/country and studio as well as symphonic work. These mouthpieces suit my every need.”
Steve Wilkerson