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List of famous male oboists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male oboists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being oboists. There are thousand of males working as oboists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic oboists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a oboist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Jean-Claude Malgoire to Rahsaan Roland Kirk and more.

While this isn't a list of all male oboists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male oboists?" and "Who are the best male oboists?"
Georg Philipp Telemann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Oboists
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Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1681-1767)

Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany

Profession: Oboist, Composer

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#13 on The Greatest Oboists of All Time

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Karl Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Oboists
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Karl William Pamp Jenkins, CBE is a Welsh musician and composer known for "Adiemus", The Armed Man and his Requiem. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Penclawdd, United Kingdom

Profession: Oboist, Composer

Credits: River Queen, The Bad Sister, Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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Jacques Paisible is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Oboists
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Jacques Paisible

Jacques Paisible, also known as James Peasable or James Paisible, was a French baroque composer and recorder virtuoso who lived and worked in London for about forty years. Paisible arrived in London from France in September 1673, one of the four oboists among the musicians accompanying Robert ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1656-1721)

Profession: Oboist

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#46 on The Greatest Oboists of All Time

Yusef Lateef is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Oboists
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Yusef Abdul Lateef was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after his conversion to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam in 1950. Although Lateef's main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played oboe and bassoon, both rare in ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1920-2013)

Birthplace: Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA

Profession: Musician, Flautist, Author, Oboist, Composer, + more

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#38 on The Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

#17 on The Greatest Flautists of All Time

#24 on The Greatest Oboists of All Time

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