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JodyJazz crafts top-tier saxophone mouthpieces with patented designs and innovative manufacturing techniques. Favored by renowned saxophonists worldwide, each piece is meticulously hand-crafted in the USA, meeting the highest standards.

Founder Jody Espina, a distinguished saxophonist, recognized the crucial role mouthpiece design plays in sound and technique. His commitment to catering to students and professionals alike led to the development of exceptional mouthpieces, embodying his philosophy: “A mouthpiece for every player.”

And speaking of exceptional mouthpieces, he showcased another amazing mouthpiece, the New DV HR Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece, during the NAMM Show 2024. Also, Jody was exceptionally funny during this interview. Watch the video to see Jody playing 2 saxes at once!


In this episode, we talked about:

  • The New DV HR Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
  • What to look for when looking for your perfect mouthpiece
  • Importance of the facing curve & why people like certain tip openings
  • Special tip for how much mouthpiece to take in
  • Hand Hammered Tenor Sax Mouthpiece
  • The history of the Chedeville Mouthpieces & the New Jim Cantor Model
  • and much more!


Here’s the video:



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7. A Day In The Life At The Jody Jazz Factory:


This episode was proudly sponsored by Rovner Products, creators of fine ligatures for saxophone and clarinet for almost 50 years.

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