The Norteño has been discontinued.
What Is the JodyJazz Norteño Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece?

The JodyJazz Norteño Alto Sax mouthpiece is a bright "free blowing" easy to play mouthpiece that captures the full range of tonal qualities of the instrument. The low register of the saxophone is full, round and strong, while the upper register is strong and bright sounding, and in tune. In addition, the altissimo register responds extremely well on the JodyJazz Norteño alto saxophone mouthpiece. The mouthpiece has a clean, focused sound with excellent projection, while maintaining extraordinary versatility.

Designed by Jody Espina, the JodyJazz Norteño alto sax mouthpiece, is the only saxophone mouthpiece we know of made specifically to meet the needs of the Hispanic saxophonist. Listening to the Hispanic saxophonists, we've made an alto mouthpiece that's perfect for whatever your style of Latin Music. Saxophonists who play Rockero, Banda, Norteño, Durangense, Mariachi, Banda, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, will find the Norteño is made for them.

The Sound of Metal, The Price of Ebonite
The bold sound of a metal mouthpiece with instant upper register response, with the control to stay in tune and the power to be heard as a lead instrument at the price of a high quality Hard Rubber Mouthpiece.
Two Mouthpieces In One
For added brightness and volume, insert the spoiler and we feel that the Norteño alto sax mouthpiece can take on any job. The spoiler allows you to cut through with as much power and edge as you need.
Three Goals in Creating the JodyJazz Norteño Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
  1. To create a free blowing bright alto saxophone mouthpiece that is extremely powerful and has great altissimo notes.

  2. To offer a square chamber alto sax mouthpiece which gives a more focused sound than a round chamber mouthpiece and to demand and achieve the most rigorous quality control possible.

  3. To make an alto sax mouthpiece that can sound as bright and strong as a metal sax mouthpiece, but costs much less than a metal mouthpiece.
JodyJazz Norteño Alto Sax Mouthpiece Price: $169
JodyJazz Small BuyNow Button The mouthpiece comes with a Rico H Ligature and Cap, Spoiler and Deluxe Mouthpiece Pouch. Free domestic USPS Priority shipping and handling included. (Click "Buy Now" button to see overseas shipping)
JodyJazz Norteño Alto Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
   6 = .078   7 = .083   8 = .090

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"Free Blowing Wonders"
JodyJazz Norteño alto sax mouthpieces are made of a proprietary polycarbonate alloy with a synthetic rubber mix, which is a high tech, expensive material. This is not like ABS plastic or any other kind of plastic material currently used for clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. In fact the material that makes the JodyJazz Norteño mouthpiece is six times more expensive than that used in other plastic mouthpieces. The formula to our material, which is a highly guarded secret, contains a certain amount of synthetic rubber, which is a form of plastic that can be molded into parts that feel just like rubber. Because of the addition of the synthetic rubber, JodyJazz Norteño Saxophone & Clarinet Mouthpieces, produce the warm overtones that hard rubber mouthpieces can produce while allowing us to use the manufacturing process know as precision injection molding. Besides being able to flawlessly produce the intricate forms and curves of a clarinet or saxophone mouthpiece, injection molding allows us to achieve uniform cooling. As each mouthpiece is molded it is dropped into a huge vat of cool water insuring that each mouthpiece cools at the same rate. Cooling is critical in this type of manufacturing as well as in the manufacturing of hard rubber mouthpieces because if cooling occurs at different temperatures than the mouthpieces will have slightly different dimensions due to shrinkage.

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Saxophone & Clarinet Mouthpiece Removable Baffle Demo
What Does The Norteño Do?
  • Bright Strong Sound
  • Free Blowing
  • Easy Altissimo
  • Responsive Low End
  • Power and Projection
  • Versatility
How Does The Norteño Do It?
  • Medium, Square Chamber
  • Precision - Injection Molded
  • Short Facing Length
  • Removable Wedge For Extra Power
  • Hand finished baffle and tip rail
  • Play tested by Jody Espina
The Norteño Difference
  1. Precision Injection Molding - Allows for extremely precise manufacturing.

  2. Unique Design - The unique inner and outer shape of the JodyJazz Norteño Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece gives it a unique sound and feel. From the slim outer dimensions, which are similar to a metal mouthpiece to the inside with the baffle and chamber combination.

  3. Spoiler - Patented invention which makes the mouthpiece louder and brighter when it is inserted in the mouthpiece.
Norteño Alto versus Classic Alto (How are they different?)
The Norteño is our brightest alto mouthpiece. By making a shorter facing curve and having a slightly higher baffle the Norteño will have more projection and be brighter than the Classic Alto by about 10 to 15%.
Special Notes on The Norteño Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
Every JodyJazz mouthpiece is hand finished to insure the absolute best quality. In addition, each mouthpiece is individually play tested by Jody Espina to insure a perfect seal with the reed and proper response throughout the range of the saxophone.