ZZ reeds give the player a rich, colorful sound with a quick response.
Developed in 2002, the ZZ jazz reed is immediately responsive without sacrificing the brightness or tone quality required for this style of music.
The unique relationship between the heart and tip provides extraordinary color, great response, and durable life.
Vandoren: a Century of Passion ...
The Vandoren company was founded in 1905. It quickly became the leader in reeds, mouthpieces, and accessories for clarinets and saxophones. Vandoren is exporting today to 90% of its production in more than 100 countries, thanks to know-how and an involvement of every instant.
The Vandoren company is a family business, founded by Eugène Van Doren, the soloist at the Concerts Colonne orchestra. Continued by his son, clarinetist Robert Van Doren then by Bernard Van Doren, its actual President. Robert, Bernard’s son, joined the company in 2014.
The historic workshops of rue Lepic in Paris were transferred in the early 90s to Southern France (Bormes les Mimosas), thus enabling the development, modernization, and constant optimization of our manufacturing processes.
The Parisian space were then transformed into Test studios, including a music sheet showroom for clarinet and saxophone as well as a teaching and interpretation room. In addition to our worldwide distribution network, Musician’s Advisory Studios have also been fitted out in Japan (Tokyo), the United States (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), Europe, and more recently in China.