The Meyer line of mouthpieces are also really good. I'll also second that putting a student on a jazz mouthpiece will not automatically make them David Sanborn. The initial result may sound terrible. Don't go bananas with the tip openings either. A 7 with a 2.5 to 3 reed should be plenty to give them a different feel without huge control problems.
: Try the Ebonite Vandoren V16's with the Medium
: chamber and a jazz cut reed (D'Darrio Select
: Jazz, Vandoren Java/ZZ, etc,). They play
: very comfortably, and should help the kids
: get the sound you're looking for.
: That being said, a mouthpiece/reed combo
: only gets you closer. In the same way that
: a lead trumpet mouthpiece doesn't make a
: lead player, a jazz set-up on saxophone
: doesn't make you a jazzer. Joe Henderson
: played on a scroll-shank Selmer Soloist...
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: Looking for some recommendations on set ups
: for my saxophone section in jazz. Looking
: for a good big band section sound. Also
: looking for something affordable as I will
: probably be buying a complete set. These
: would also be mouthpieces that the kids
: would use to audition for all-state jazz, so
: mouthpieces that will create the appropriate
: sound. A lot of the kids in my region are
: auditioning on $200-$300 metal mouthpieces.
: I don't have that kind of money to spend on
: each mouthpieces but something that can help
: my kids get closer to that sound over their
: C* and optimums would really help. I'm
: thinking hard rubber otto links but I don't
: know what size would work best for each.
: Maybe a 6 for the altos, a 7 for the tenors?
: Not sure about the Bari.