Bands/Musicians The Best Tuba Players in the World  

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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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Roger Bobo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Roger Bobo Classical

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Tan Yao Cong is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Charles Daellenbach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World

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Alan Baer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Alan Baer Classical

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Patrick Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Pat McFarland added Patrick Sheridan

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Arnold Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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John Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Danielle Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Warren Deck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Mike Roylance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Mike Roylance Classical

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Yasuhito Sugiyama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Yasuhito Sugiyama Orchestral

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Sam Pilafian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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James Gourlay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
James Gourlay Classical

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Velvet Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Velvet Brown Classical

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David Fedderly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
David Fedderly Orchestral, Classical

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Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World

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Heiko Triebener is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Heiko Triebener 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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Wilfried Brandstötter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Rex Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Rex Martin Classical

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Walter Hilgers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Walter Hilgers Classical, Orchestral

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Sam Pilafian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Nat Mcinosh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Aaron Tindall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Perry Hoogendijk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Perry Hoogendijk Classical

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Norman Pearson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Norman Pearson Orchestral, Classical

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John Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
John Van Houten Orchestral

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Dave Bargeron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Dave Bargeron Big band, Jazz

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Jeffrey Anderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Jeffrey Anderson Classical

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Aubrey Foard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Aubrey Foard Classical

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Scott Irvine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Scott Irvine Classical

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Bob Stewart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World

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Mattie Remix is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Roger Comley is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Paul Halwax is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Paul Halwax Classical

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Tony Clements is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Tony Clements Classical

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John D. Stevens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
John D. Stevens Classical

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Mike Short is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Jesper Kramer-johansen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Michel Godard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Michel Godard Classical, Jazz

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Matt Perrine is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Stein Erik Tafjord is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
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Tom Abbs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Tom Abbs Avant-garde jazz

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Karel Malimánek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
Karel Malimánek Classical

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James Akins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tuba Players in the World
James Akins Classical