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"In 1983 I got my first Ernie Northway mouthpiece. Since then I have played on five different Northways through the years and each one is perfect and was made to my unique and exact specifications. So my advice to all saxmen 'Forget the rest and play the best; play a Northway'."
Smokey Joe Miller
(Sax-man for 50 years and still "Kickin' It"!)

In the 70's: Jeff Carp Blues Band - Dino Lee and the White Trash Review - Opened for Janice Joplin, Jeffereson Airplane.
Joe Ely Band (Touring with Linda Ronstadt)
Kings of Texas (Berlin 2015)

"I'm going back on the road with The Brian Setzer Orchestra and again playing lead alto with your mouthpiece!"
Eric Morones:

"It was 32 years ago in Las Vegas when Don Grossi asked me to try your mouthpiece and I never looked around from that point on."
Hughie Lovelady: Mesa Community College
Hughie was a top "first call" player in Las Vegas where he worked with some of the greatest entertainers, musicians and music directors in the industry. Hughie currently lives in the Phoenix area where he is a respected teacher and is still a "first call" musician.

"I've played your alto mouthpiece since 1981 and I still love it"
Terry Myers: Arbors Records recording artist
Member of the Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band
Founder and Leader of the Terry Myers Orchestra
Orlando, Florida

"All saxophonists have the same dream, to find that perfect mouthpiece/reed combination that will allow them to produce their own personal sound, with expression and great intonation. In my twelve years as a professional musician, I have found Ernie Northway mouthpieces to be the closest fit to what I have in mind. My mouthpiece is free blowing with a fat sound, and plays very well in tune in all registers of the horn. The best thing of all is Ernie�s willingness to go back to the drawing board for you until you are 100% happy. I highly recommend Ernie Northway mouthpieces and believe that after you try one you�ll know why."
Greg Floor: M.M. New England Conservatory
Greg plays professionally and teaches in Boston and Salt Lake City

"I was not completely happy with my previous alto mouthpiece. The tone was o.k. but the mouthpiece had no power. The Northway gave me the tone and the power that I have been looking for. Now, for the first time in years, I�m really enjoying playing my horn�I love my Northway!"
Caleb Chapman: Executive Director of the Crescent School of Music, Educational Director of the Park City Jazz Festival, Yamaha clinician

Back in the December, 1979 issue of Down Beat magazine, this is what a top saxophonist from the "Tonight Show" band said about his Ernie Northway mouthpiece: "The different registers match beautifully in pitch and tone quality. I have been playing the first mouthpiece you made for me most of the time, but the other two perform very much as you predicted."

The Ernie Northway mouthpiece has been my mouthpiece of choice for over 20 years. I have tried over 150 different mouthpieces and for focus, clarity, intonation, projection of sound, and full bodied sound there is nothing better! As I travel the country everyone wants to know how I am getting such a great sound! Northway - hands down my choice for the BEST!
Tevis Laukat: Owner of Cannonball Saxophone

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Ernie Northway mouthpieces established in 1978. Good mouthpieces way back then and still going strong today!