About Drake Mouthpieces

Drake Mouthpieces is very proud that every aspect of these mouthpieces, and our other products, is "Home Grown" 100% made in the USA.  Our products are all made "in house" ,  no part of the manufacturing process is outsourced. 

Drake Mouthpieces have become known around the world for their high quality, innovative designs and unique material make up. 

Drake is the first mouthpiece maker to utilize ceramic material to enhance the acoustic properties of our products. Our mouthpieces are revered for their accurate, immediate response and their incredible intonation stability and projection qualities. 

Aaron Drake personally hand faces and finishes every mouthpiece. Aaron is an accomplished saxophonist with Bachelor and Master Degrees in Performance from the Eastman School of Music. He is also the recipient of a "Downbeat" award for outstanding soloist, and has toured throughout Europe and America.

“…much of the knowledge and conclusions I have arrived at are through my studies and performance of the Saxophone. Although mathematical accuracy is of extreme importance, how our mouthpieces play is of most critical concern.  Every mouthpiece I make is calibrated and finished by hand as well as play tested to ensure the broadest spectrum of performance accuracy and expression.” - Aaron Drake


Here are some highlights from Aaron’s professional performing career:

·      Performances with  Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Doc Severensen, Johnny Mathis, Maureen McGovern, and Branford Marsalis

·      Grammy Award recordings for “Baby Einstein” Company

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Bachelor of Music, Applied Saxophone Performance, 1990

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Master of Music, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, 1993   
 

Down Beat Awards

Outstanding Jazz Soloist    1993

Outstanding Performance - Jazz Small Group/ Combo   1993


Vintage Resin Jazz Tenor (VRJT)

Here is Aaron Drake playing on the 7 (.105")



Here is Aaron Drake playing on the 6



New Vintage Resin Contemporary Crossover Bari Mouthpiece

Aaron Playing on a .115" (8)


New Large Chamber Soprano!

Here is a short clip of Aaron Drake on the .065"

Here is a longer clip with various styles

New Signature Studio Tenor!

Aaron Drake playing on the 8

Vintage Resin Jazz Alto

Here is Aaron Drake playing on the 7

Vintage Resin Contemporary Alto

Here is Aaron Drake playing on the 7