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In the 3rd part of our series, A Day in the Life at the Jody Jazz Factory, Donna interviewed Danielle Walker, Manager, Accounts & Relations Artist & Manager.

Along with her other responsibilities, Danielle is the main mouthpiece play-tester at Jody Jazz.

She could be testing up to 300 mouthpieces a day!

In order to be able to do that (and not lose her mind), she follows a simple process.

Find out what that is, along with how to do the “pop” test, and more of her testing tips by listening to our latest episode.



The main theme throughout Donna’s visit to the Jody Jazz Factory is that everything is about top quality as evidenced by this quote:

We try to nail anything that is not perfect, and make it perfect, or as good as we can.

– Danielle Walker


Danielle was featured in our podcast at the NAMM Show in 2022 HERE.

She performs regularly with the Historic Savannah Theater in Savannah, GA, and has performed 4000 shows over the years.

Danielle has performed on all saxophones, plus other woodwinds, percussion, and has also acted in major roles on stage.

Danielle is endorsed by Legere Reeds, Rovner Products and Sax Dakota.

She has been working with Jody Espina, Founder of JodyJazz Mouthpieces since 2013.


This episode was sponsored by Jody Jazz Mouthpieces, world-famous saxophone and clarinet mouthpiece makers.

Visit to see why artists like Kirk Whalum, Tom Scott, Andy Snitzer, George Garzone, Jeff Kashiwa, Claire Daly, Ed Calle, Derek Brown and so many others play Jody Jazz mouthpieces.


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About Danielle




Jody Jazz Mouthpieces






A Day in the Life at the Jody Jazz Factory episodes

JodyJazz Mouthpieces Podcast; Meet the new DV HR Alto Sax Mouthpiece – Ep 179 

A Day In The Life At The Jody Jazz Factory; Jody Espina Podcast – Ep 180

How Your Jody Jazz Mouthpiece is Made; Jody Jazz Podcast – Ep 181


During the audio podcast, you heard Jody Espina playing the new DV HR on alto saxophone in this video: