“I am so happy to play the Chedeville Umbra because it is so sweet, dark, so full of colors like when you listen to Pavarotti. You have absolutely all kind of harmonics, you don’t have to force or push, and the vibration of the reed, the mouthpiece, the material, it’s connected with my heart.”VIEW ARTIST
"I've always believed that the music produced by my clarinet is an extension of my own voice. My Chedeville mouthpiece helps me convey my artistic vision, making communicating with audiences a freeing and fulfilling experience. If one has to focus on fighting their own equipment, it detracts from their ability to speak to their audiences and make music at the highest caliber."VIEW ARTIST
Dr. Jack Liang
“As a contemporary musician, I seek a flexible sound with a wide range of tonal characteristics while maintaining a stable core sound. My Chedeville mouthpiece lets me realize the sound in my head with ease. I always feel like I am in total control of my sound, from extreme dynamic levels to extreme altissimo notes, and all the multiphonics in between.”VIEW ARTIST
"The mouthpiece has an extremely consistent sound, with instant and light sound production. It makes the timbre even out across the scale of the instrument. At the same time, it maintains the perfect intonation. Never before have I had such a good mouthpiece that is so close to my idea of timbre, volume and comfort in playing. I highly recommend it to all clarinet players!”VIEW ARTIST
Dr. Russell Brown
“It makes performing so much easier when you find equipment that accentuates your strengths and hides your weaknesses. My Chedeville mouthpiece does just that. Now my musical decisions can be based on artistry and not equipment.”
Russell D. Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor of Music
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus
"I’m so thankful for the new ears you have given me. Our musical imagination is the most important element in our sound and you have given me a sound that I did not know I could dream of. The Chedeville mouthpieces are a game-changer. I’m simply in love with them."
Chuck Currie, Clarinetist and SaxophonistVIEW ARTIST
Dr. Ray Smith
"I enjoy playing the Chedeville clarinet mouthpiece very much. It has a crystal clear tone and responds nicely. I prefer the Umbra model, and either the F0 or F1 play well. I am playing the F1 model. It is wonderful that Jody Espina has resurrected this vintage legendary clarinet mouthpiece."
Ray Smith, Clarinetist and SaxophonistVIEW ARTIST
"I found in the Chedeville mouthpieces my new best friend and partner for all my saxophones. The sound quality and consistency in all the registers for all my saxophones has significantly increased and I could not feel more comfortable and stimulated"VIEW ARTIST
"My Chedeville mouthpiece gives me the possibility to draw almost every musical colour I have in my head. The tonal balance is incredible and gives me the chance to play different styles easily."VIEW ARTIST
Dr. Scott Litroff
"Choosing the right mouthpiece is perhaps the most important decision regarding equipment for a classical saxophonist." The expressive and technical demands of our repertoire necessitate the use of a mouthpiece that can produce a beautiful tone that is flexible yet reliable. Simply put, the Chedeville line of classical mouthpieces does it all. From soprano to baritone, Chedeville mouthpieces produce a gorgeous, rich tone with incredible ease and enable me to effortlessly interpret any passage. They can handle extremes of dynamics, register, and articulation in a way I have not experienced with any other classical mouthpiece. The consistency between mouthpieces is astounding, and it is a testament to Chedeville’s quality control. I highly recommend them to both professionals and students alike. The ultimate goal for a saxophonist should be to realize their individual sound and style, and I feel no limitations in pursuit of that goal when performing on Chedeville mouthpieces."
Dr. Scott Litroff
Assistant Professor of Jazz,
Queensborough Community College at CUNY
Recipient of the 2013 Samuel Baron Prize