Mouthpieces

Robert Brilhart is the eldest of the sons of mouthpiece pioneer Arnold Brilhart. Arnold was a well-known saxophonist in the early days of recorded jazz and throughout the Big Band Era. All the while, Arnold kept making small adjustments to his equipment such as his mouthpieces, mutes, and even...
William Brilhart grew up in a house of music. His father, Arnold Brilhart, was the jazz saxophonist who established a mouthpiece and accessories company and introduced innovative products to the music products industry. His mother was a world-renowned harpist who traveled the world and made several...
Giorgio Clerici is the son-in-law of Cosimo Pomarico, the classically trained clarinetist who in 1960 began making his own unique mouthpieces.  Mr. Pomarico developed a crystal mouthpiece, which became the signature product of his company.  In addition to the designs, he also built the facing...
Riccardo Clerici is the grandson of Cosimo Pomarico, the classically trained clarinetist who in 1960 began making his own unique mouthpieces.  Mr. Pomarico developed a crystal mouthpiece, which became the signature product of his company.  In addition to the designs, he also built the facing...
Bobby Dukoff was a big band saxophone player during the swing era when he looked for ways of improving his own sound.  While working for the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Bobby began playing his own mouthpiece, which showcased his style.  Soon other musicians were asking for the mouthpiece and the Bobby...
Jeanne Dukoff married the swing saxophonist and mouthpiece maker Bobby Dukoff.  Bobby suffered a stroke just before his scheduled NAMM Oral History interview and in true “Bobby Dukoff Spirit” Mrs. Dukoff rose to the occasion, sitting alongside her husband and answering the questions for him.  Sadly...
Jody Espina had a long history as both a musician and educator before deciding to launch his own line of saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces. Jody honed his playing at a young age before moving on to study at Berklee. Following college, Jody went on to teach music including serving as Director of...
Rocky Giglio has been a strong leader in the development and marketing of the jj Babbitt mouthpieces product line. For years. Rocky has listened to customers and professional musicians for ways to improve the line, all the while keeping a focus on the traditions and quality so closely associated...
Jim Green has been a fixture in the Elkhart band instrument industry since the 1960s.  He first worked for Armstrong Flute Company before joining jj Babbitt in 1974.  After a short absence from the mouthpiece maker, Jim returned in 1983 and has been a key part of the company ever since.  As the...
Christan Griego grew up surrounded by music. In fact, he did not have a television in his home as a child, but did have a piano! While in the school band during the sixth grade, Christan began playing the trombone, where his love of band and orchestra instruments began. As a child Christan visited...

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