Rousseau & Chedeville Sax Mouthpiece Selection


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We currently have a special selection of Rousseau and Chedeville mouthpieces which were shipped in to New Zealand for trial.

These pieces aren’t directly available on our site. Please enquire if you are interested.

Currently available:

2 x Rousseau ER50 Classic Alto – $650.00

The Rousseau ER50 Classic Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece is designed to give increased projection and freedom. The free-blowing nature of this mouthpiece allows the player to explore a diverse tonal palette with increased nuance. The ER50 Classic allows for more freedom and expansion on the lower range of the instrument. It offers enhanced warmth of the sound while still retaining the classic singing saxophone sound that Dr. Rousseau is famous for. The ER50 Classic is perfect for any saxophone soloist looking to take the stage with a large ensemble.

The ER50 Classic was in development for over one year and is made entirely at the JodyJazz factory using our state-of the art 3D modeling and CNC machinery. Then using our expert craftsmanship, we hand finish these mouthpieces to an excellence and consistency that is unparalleled.

1 x Rousseau Classic NC Soprano NC3 – $300.00
1 x Rousseau Classic NC Tenor NC5 – $330.00

The Rousseau Classic NC Saxophone Mouthpiece was developed as a complement to the original Rousseau “R” Series, but it quickly took over as the most popular Rousseau model. When Dr. Rousseau couldn’t find any commercially available saxophone mouthpieces on the market to recommend to his classical students he decided to try and design his own mouthpiece. The R Series Saxophone mouthpieces and now with further refinements the NC Series, were inspired by a mouthpiece that Marcel Mule gave Dr. Rousseau in 1961. It has been designed with an entirely new choice of facings to meet the needs of the worlds top performers. Its features include a new rollover baffle to give good projection and a then generous dip in the chamber after the rollover baffle provides a beautiful warmth to the sound. Redesigned sidewalls give an even, centered tone, the symmetrical tip rail gives an immediate response at all volumes and a longer shape provides a more secure fit and easier tuning.

1 x Chedeville RC Soprano 3 – $630.00
1 x Chedeville RC Alto 4 – $630.00
1 x Chedeville RC Tenor 5* – $710.00
1 x Chedeville RC Baritone 4 – $810.00

The Chedeville RC Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece creates a warm and beautiful saxophone tone, with excellent control and intonation. Combination of the medium-length classic ‘Chedeville facing curve’ and a round chamber ensures production of a full tone, with playability that is unsurpassed. When designing and crafting the RC Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece, Chedeville priotised the ability to express both the saxophone’s beauty and the music you are playing, in addition to articulation, a pianissimo to fortissimo dynamic range and altissimo.

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In 1999 Professional NYC Musician/Jazz Educator Jody Espina, met legendary saxophonist and mouthpiece maker Santy Runyon. Runyon ( see Runyon's bio) was the teacher of Espina's boyhood teacher Junie Ferrell. Jody recognized the unique energy and spirit of Santy and Santy recognized Jody's spirit and thirst for knowledge. Santy customized a mouthpiece to Jody's specifications and when Jody was in love with the mouthpiece it was Santy's idea to produce it for Jody and call it the JodyJazz mouthpiece.

Word got out about this special mouthpiece and orders started to pour into Jody's New York City location.

Although fully occupied as a player and teacher Jody saw the potential in a real business in mouthpieces, and over the next six years travelled to Opelousas, Louisiana, seven or eight times a year. During this time Espina asked Runyon if he could prototype his own metal mouthpiece in the Runyon factory. Santy graciously agreed and gave Espina cartre blanche in the Runyon factory to work out a newly designed mouthpiece. With the indispensable help of Runyon employees Leroy Guilbeau and Blaine Moran Jody developed the ESP metal mouthpiece for all saxophones.

During this time Espina's schedule in Louisiana was to work in the Runyon Factory from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm and hang out with Santy (aged 93 to 96) from 4:30 to about 7:30pm.

Still Jody was not completely satisfied with his own mouthpieces and all the other mouthpieces that he had tried up to that time.

Jody’s Quest was a) to create a traditional hard rubber round chamber mouthpiece that had the consistency from one mouthpiece to the next that players could rely on and b) to create a mouthpiece that could produce the power and brightness that a contemporary working saxophonist needs but without sacrificing a big full saxophone sound.

Mission Accomplished:

JodyJazz HR*:

Traditional hard rubber ebonite material with the most stringent quality control and the most attention paid to the baffle, chamber and facing.

JodyJazz DV series:

Inspired by the novel The DaVinci Code, this series of mouthpieces use the Golden Mean Proportions found in nature to design a mouthpiece that is in complete harmony with nature thereby delivering the most efficient and enjoyable playing experience to date.

With the DVD “The Music of George Garzone and The Triadic Chromatic Approach” Jody created the publishing wing of JodyJazz. Producing and publishing the first DVD was an organic collaboration with JodyJazz Endorser George Garzone. Inspired by this project JodyJazz will be releasing many new publishing projects in the future.

JodyJazz products are available in over 300 music stores worldwide. enjoys the highest rating* among saxophone mouthpiece companies on the World Wide Web. (*Rating from As a player Jody knows the importance of intimately knowing the products that he is making and selling that is why in addition to Jody, the JodyJazz crew includes three working professional recording saxophonists.

Jody maintains a very busy schedule testing mouthpieces, designing and prototyping new pieces, traveling the world exhibiting mouthpieces and giving clinics on playing and making mouthpieces. Jody is also very busy raising his young family in Savannah Georgia.

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