The Best Tuba Players in the World

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Tuba players only.

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 tuba players in the world below have all spent years dedicating their lives and careers to the tuba. That being said, who are the best tuba players in the world today?

The tuba is the largest, lowest pitched, brass instrument among the wind family, and 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 top tuba instrumentalists span many different genres and are all incredibly skilled in their field.

These tubists hold the ability to execute flawless performances, whether rehearsed pieces 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 and deceased tuba players are from various continents and include talented musicians like Carol Jantsch, Velvet Brown, Alan Baer, John Bodwin, and Roger Bobo. Cast your votes below for the best living male and female tuba players worldwide, and be sure to vote based on the quality of their music (albums and songs) rather than just the most popular or famous acts.