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JJ Babbitt

  • French Joins jj Babbitt Co. as Director of Engineering

    Chris French has joined the jj Babbitt Company’s team of professional craftsmen and women as director of engineering, according to an announcement by Steve Rorie, president.

  • Gear: Sax Accessories

    Beginner and step-up saxophone accessories for the education market

    With a nearly constant stream of new products coming to market, it can be nearly impossible to stay up-to-date on the latest musical equipment innovations and designs. This can also present challenges in terms of figuring out what equipment to recommend to your beginning and advancing saxophone students. With this in mind, these following reviews of woodwind mouthpieces, ligatures, reeds, and neck-straps for the beginning and advancing students should help provide a starting point as woodwind students consider upgrading their gear.

  • JJ Babbitt Company Celebrates 100 Years of Making Music

    It has been 100 years since Jesse James Babbitt began crafting mouthpieces for saxophones and clarinets in his garage in Elkhart, Indiana.

  • jj Babbitt Company Names Rorie President

    Steven L. Rorie has joined the jj Babbitt Company as president, effective December 2, 2019. The announcement came from Rocco (Rocky) Giglio, retiring president and CEO.

  • jj Babbitt's DH-113 Alto Clarinet Mouthpiece

    To round out the quartet of new Premiere by Hite composite blend mouthpieces for 2020, jj Babbitt has unveiled the DH-113 Alto Clarinet mouthpiece.

  • New Mouthpieces from JJ Babbitt Company

    The JJ Babbitt Company, Inc. celebrates its 100th anniversary by introducing the Otto Link FL (Florida) mouthpiece for tenor saxophone.

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