Dukoff saxophone mouthpieces have helped to shape the sounds of such artists as Dexter Gordon, Michael Brecker, and Kenny G. These highly respected mouthpieces offer a deep, clean sound that is admired by many jazz and rock musicians. Designed for professional musicians, Dukoff mouthpieces are still accessible to more intermediate and beginner players who are serious about generating a powerful and beautiful sound from their saxophone.
Robert, “Bobby,” Dukoff began playing the saxophone at age 14 and went on to have a remarkable career as a professional musician. Prominent in the Big Band movement, Dukoff played with Duke Dailey, the Jerry Wald Band, Benny Goodman, and Frank Sinatra. He also worked as a sound engineer recording such musicians as Charlie Parker and James Brown.
During a gig, Dukoff’s horn was knocked over and his mouthpiece was irreparably damaged. From that moment on, he always relied on himself to create his own mouthpieces. His handiwork became popular and soon many of his friends and fellow musicians were asking him to tinker with their mouthpieces. Business officially opened in 1943 and the company became committed to creating mouthpieces which fit the style of the player. While a solo career and several other music gigs caused him to take a break from the mouthpiece industry, Dukoff returned full time in 1974. Bobby Dukoff died in 2012 but, thanks to his apprentice Nicolas Hernandez and others involved with the factory, the tradition lives on.
Among the excellent Dukoff mouthpieces available from The Woodwind and Brasswind is the M Chamber Metal Tenor Sax Mouthpiece. This piece offers the classic sound but its metal material contributes to greater power and projection. Dukoff mouthpieces are handcrafted from an alloy called Silverite which is specifically developed to achieve optimal resonance and brilliance. Other popular items include the D Series Metal Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece and the top selling Metal Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece. Join the ranks of such prominent professional musicians when you use a Dukoff mouthpiece on your saxophone.