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The tuba is one of the most easily recognizable instruments, due to its large size and distinct shape. It is a very tricky brass instrument to master and takes a great deal of practice. The best living tuba players in the world are on the list below and all have spent years dedicating their lives and careers to the tuba. But who are the best tuba players in the world today?

The tuba is the largest, lowest pitched, brass instrument. The sound is produced by a buzzing of the mouthpiece. The tuba is used in classical music, military, orchestral music, and is also popular in jazz music. These best tuba players in the world are from many different genres but are all incredibly skilled when it comes to the tuba.

These best tubists in the world have the ability to execute flawless music whether its a rehearsed piece or something improvised. To become one of the best tuba players in the world takes great commitment, a strong work ethic, and years of practice and dedication.

The best living tuba players are from all over the world and include talented musicians like Carol Jantsch, Velvet Brown, Alan Baer, John Bodwin, and Roger Bobo. Cast your votes below for the best living tuba players in the world today.

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Øystein Baadsvik is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Øystein Baadsvik Classical

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Tan Yao Cong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Tuba added Tan Yao Cong Singaporean tuba player. Tan Yao Cong’s work as an orchestra musician has taken him across the world, performing in numerous festivals which include the Alzira Spanish Brass Festival, as well as concert series and tours with ...

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Roger Bobo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Roger Bobo Classical

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Gene Pokorny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Gene Pokorny Classical

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Carol Jantsch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Carol Jantsch Classical

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Danielle Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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John Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Stephen Cann added John Fletcher

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Charles Daellenbach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World

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Alan Baer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Alan Baer Classical

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Patrick Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Pat McFarland added Patrick Sheridan

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Velvet Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Velvet Brown Classical

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Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World

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James Gourlay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
James Gourlay Classical

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Aaron Tindall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
gnicholls added Aaron Tindall

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Mike Roylance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Mike Roylance Classical

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Perry Hoogendijk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Perry Hoogendijk Classical

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Walter Hilgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Walter Hilgers Classical, Orchestral

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Yasuhito Sugiyama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Yasuhito Sugiyama Orchestral

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Wilfried Brandstötter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Per Eivind Hovdedalen added Wilfried Brandstötter

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Rex Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Rex Martin Classical

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Kenneth Amis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Kenneth Amis Classical

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Roger Comley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
MotorMan added Roger Comley When I first saw Roger he was playing with a local group called "The Doctor's of Jazz!" I never heard a tuba answer the trumpet or clarinet with a counter melody and carry the tune for 32 bars, then jumping right back ...

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Jim Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Pat McFarland added Jim Kilmer

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
gnicholls added Dennis Miller

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John Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
John Van Houten Orchestral

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Bob Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World

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Nat Mcinosh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
GarrettSutherland added Nat Mcinosh

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Norman Pearson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Norman Pearson Orchestral, Classical

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Jesper Kramer-johansen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Swotnitchky added Jesper Kramer-johansen

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Kevin Lyk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Guest_e4bb075b-fb8a-443d-a050-e29909da3e2c added Kevin Lyk

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Warren Deck is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Brian Johnston added Warren Deck

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Mattie Remix is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
tubafatale added Mattie Remix Balkan - Balkan tuba player with The m9 out of Seattle, WA.

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Dave Bargeron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Dave Bargeron Big band, Jazz

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Mike Short is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Pat McFarland added Mike Short

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Jeffery Funderburk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Pat McFarland added Jeffery Funderburk

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Scott Irvine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Scott Irvine Classical

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Heiko Triebener is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Heiko Triebener Classical

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David Fedderly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
David Fedderly Orchestral, Classical

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Tony Clements is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Tony Clements Classical

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Matt Perrine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
waynejrice added Matt Perrine Perhaps the foremost jazz sousaphone player today, Matt is a composer, arranger and bass player in addition to playing sousaphone.  He is based in New Orleans, and fronts the New Orleans Nightcrawlers (among others) and ...

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John D. Stevens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
John D. Stevens Classical

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Stein Erik Tafjord is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Per Eivind Hovdedalen added Stein Erik Tafjord Jazz

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James Akins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
James Akins Classical

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Jeffrey Anderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Jeffrey Anderson Classical

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Aubrey Foard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Aubrey Foard Classical

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Richard A W Ward is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Stephen Cann added Richard A W Ward

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Paul Halwax is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Paul Halwax Classical

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Tom Abbs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Tom Abbs Avant-garde jazz

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Michel Godard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Michel Godard Classical, Jazz