New York Jazz Tenor


Years in the making, this handmade original by Aaron Drake has become a best-selling design. The New York Jazz incorporates Drake’s proprietary Vintage Resin – a material which blends the comfort and durability that hard rubber is traditionally known for, with the performance-enhancing qualities of other materials, including Ceramic.

The NY Jazz Tenor is crafted to encapsulate the spirit of New York jazz and create a “go-to” piece that you will take on gigs or into the studio, time and time again. Known and loved for its flexibility and power, this mouthpiece has a sweet, core tone with projection on tap. It is at home in the straight-ahead jazz genre, but can deliver the pop and sizzle needed for Pop / Contemporary, R&B and Funk as well. Articulation and expression are aided by the instant, brilliant response of the New York Jazz.

This is a very balanced design, featuring a medium / large chamber and rollover baffle. Each mouthpiece bears its own unique serial number and is tastefully engraved with the Drake and NY Jazz trademarks.

Your purchase includes the revolutionary Drake Quad-Point Ligature for maximum reed response and resonance over the entire range of the instrument. Also includes a Drake plush drawstring mouthpiece pouch, replaceable bite pads and transparent carrying case.

Each mouthpiece is handmade to order by Aaron Drake.

You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.

Shipping is free in the Continental US.

USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)



The special thin design (.15mm) of these bite plates will not dampen the natural vibration of the mouthpiece.


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Additional information

Tip Opening

6 = .100", 7 = .105", 7* = .108", 8 = .110", 9 = .115"


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