Aaron Drake

.Drake Mouthpieces LLC is a fully integrated design, development and manufacturing company, offering premium saxophone mouthpieces. All Drake products are entirely made in the USA. Drake mouthpieces are recognized world-wide for their quality, craftsmanship and performance. What makes each Drake mouthpiece stand out is the innovative design and unique materials used in their composition.

Aaron Drake pioneered the concept of incorporating ceramic (and other) materials into woodwind mouthpieces, to enhance their acoustical properties. Drake mouthpieces provide the player with immediate response, impeccable intonation, depth of tonal character and projection.

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Aaron is an accomplished saxophonist, holding a Master’s Degree in Performance from the Eastman School of Music. He has also been the recipient of Downbeat Magazine’s coveted Outstanding Soloist award, and has toured and performed throughout Europe and the United States.

Aaron is an accomplished saxophonist, holding a Master’s Degree in Performance from the Eastman School of Music. He has also been the recipient of Downbeat Magazine’s coveted Outstanding Soloist award, and has toured and performed throughout Europe and the United States.

Aaron brings his experience and passion to each mouthpiece, personally hand facing and finishing each one, to ensure you will receive a mouthpiece that will exceed your expectations.

“Through my studies, and through performing with the saxophone, I gathered a tremendous amount of practical information that led me to important design conclusions. In making mouthpieces, mathematical accuracy is of extreme importance, yet; how our mouthpieces play – how they sound and respond – has always been my primary focus. 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.”

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Philosophy

“Through my studies, and through performing with the saxophone, I gathered a tremendous amount of practical information that led me to important design conclusions. In making mouthpieces, mathematical accuracy is of extreme importance, yet; how our mouthpieces play – how they sound and respond – has always been my primary focus. 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.”

The History

of Drake Mouthpieces

Listen to this interview with Aaron Drake hosted by Scott Grimaldi and learn the story behind Drake Mouthpieces.

From Aaron’s upbringing and education as a saxophonist to his time playing in Europe and his learning and material experimentation with the saxophone mouthpiece, this is the story of Drake Mouthpieces.

Innovation

Ceramic

& Brass Chamber Mouthpieces

Drake’s Resonance Chambers represent an evolutionary leap forward in the development of woodwind mouthpieces and their tonal characteristics.


A complete line of professional mouthpieces known for material innovation

and handcrafted quality since 1990.

Interview with Aaron about the new Sanborn Metal Mouthpiece

David Sanborn featured in the March 2020 issue of “Sax World in Japan.

Read the interview here

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