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"Légère reeds are simply great! They sound and feel just like cane and in many instances even better. Whether I'm playing clarinet or saxophone, I can always rely on Légère." - Y. Dokshansky

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“Before switching to Légère I used to spend countless hours working with cane reeds to try to get them to perform better. When I finally switched I was surprised at the rich, pure tone I was able to produce, the amazing dynamic sensitivity- and how much time I saved by using them! I feel like a great reed should allow an artist to focus on the music, not the equipment, and Légère lets me do just that. Thanks for an amazing product!” - Sam

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"I laughed the first time I tried a Légère reed, I didn't think a synthetic reed could sound so good. 10 years later, I'm still playing them and by having a 1/2 dozen Légère reeds in rotation I find they'll last for the better part of a year. Légère reeds have the warmth and vibrancy I need, and the time I save by not fussing with cane reeds is now happily spent composing and practicing. Thanks!" - James Danderfer

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Former Principal Clarinet

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Larry Combs is one of the world's premier orchestral clarinetists. A student of Stanely Hastey and Leon Russianoff, Combs joined the Chicago Symphony in 1974. He was appointed Principal Clarinet in 1978, and served in this role until 2008.

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Sax Noir Studio

"I first used Légère reeds on my “shop mouthpieces” when doing woodwind repairs. At gigs during that time, I would sometimes reflect that I had felt better about the shop setup than my performance setup that night! When recording in Las Vegas and having nothing but trouble with cane reeds that I had brought from Vancouver, I decided to do something about it.

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Clarinetist Jerry Chae, the current professor of YeungNam University in Korea, was the Principal Clarinetist of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra until 2012. Prior to these positions he served as tenured principal clarinetist of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Mr. Chae studied with Ricardo Morales at The Juilliard School in New York City where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

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"I now use Légère Reeds exclusively, and cannot imagine playing any other reed. Right now my favorite is the Standard Bb reed #4.25. It has a lot of body, but the tip still responds very quickly and cleanly. I have tried some of the other Légère styles, but this one is best for my setup. These reeds last a long, long time, and are always the same and ready to go day after day. They are responsive for good attacks and staccato and make it easy to produce a good tone. It is so nice to be able to spend my time playing music, rather that working with reeds.

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Canada's "preeminent clarinetist and wind soloist" The Toronto Star

Professor of Clarinet at
Indiana University School of Music

Gami/Simonds, Inc.

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Freelance Orchestral Player

West End Performer
 

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Instructor of Clarinet and Bass Clarinet University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

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