Josy Espina Saxophone Weekend, 13th/14th May 2023

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR.


Jody Espina Workshop
May 13th / 14th 2023 – We are delighted to announce the Jody Espina Saxophone Weekend. Saxophonist, educator, and president of JodyJazz Mouthpieces, Jody will be hosting a two day saxophone masterclass and workshop. Travelling all the way from the USA, you are not going to want to miss this fantastic weekend of Jody explaining all things saxophone.
Jody Espina is an internationally acclaimed Saxophonist and Jazz educator. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1983, Espina performed and taught music in Barcelona Spain and toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra before settling in New York City in 1985. Espina’s extensive private studies include such masters of Jazz Saxophone and Improvisation as Joe Viola, Joe Allard, Dave Liebman, George Garzone and Joanne Brackeen.
Once in New York City, Espina enjoyed a very successful career for over 15 years as a professional musician, performing, recording and teaching music. He performed numerous concerts with a variety of major acts, regularly performed in Broadway pit orchestras, recorded various movie sound tracks and was also the head of the Jazz Department for The Hoff-Barthelson Music School.
Jody Espina Saxophone Masterclass

In 2000 Espina founded JodyJazz® Inc., a world leader in the manufacture of premium quality Saxophone Mouthpieces. Espina attributes the phenomenal growth of the company to a dedication to quality control, innovative designs and the use of cutting edge technologies. In 2008 Espina moved JodyJazz and his family to Savannah Georgia in order to be closer to family. Since 2018 Espina has lead a radical expansion of JodyJazz with significantly increased global distribution and the acquisition of the famous Chedeville® and E. Rousseau® mouthpiece brands.

In addition to his day-to-day duties as President of JodyJazz Inc., Espina maintains an active performance schedule appearing regularly in the Savannah area and across the southeast USA. He is also a highly sought-after clinician, regularly performing saxophone master classes and workshops around the world.

Based at St Leonards Hotel in beautiful Dorset, with excellent facilities. Priced competitively from £150-£175 for two days including a hot lunch and hot and cold refreshments. We cater for needs such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc. The workshop runs from 10am – 5pm each day, with two 30 minute breaks and a 1.5 hour lunch break. FREE parking.

We have now set it up for you to be able to book easier than ever before. Book via ticketsource fast and secure. Alternatively if you have any questions on the suitability of this course for you we will be happy to help. Contact us at or by calling 07711 998058 and we will be happy to discuss your needs further.

Participant requirements:

As an approximate guideline; be able to play around Grade 3 standard. Please note, this does not mean you need Grade 3 qualification, it means your current playing level should be of this standard or better.
You will need to bring your own instrument, instrument stand, and music stand.
Price for this two day workshop ranges from £150-£175 depending on if you include the lunch option when booking.
We provide hot/cold refreshments for the breaks. Lunch is included if you choose that option when making the booking.
Times for the workshop are as follows:

Arrive: 9.30am onwards
Session one: 10am – 11.15am
Morning break: 11.15am – 11.45am
Session two: 11.45am – 1pm
Lunch: 1pm – 2.30pm
Session three: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Afternoon break: 3.30pm – 4pm
Session four: 4pm – 5pm
Participants of all ages are welcome. Please note: Participants under 18 will need to provide parent/ guardian contact details.