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Jim Self

Jim Self is a Los Angeles freelance musician, a veteran of over 1400 motion picture scores, hundreds of television shows and records, and is tuba soloist on many prominent movies. His tuba was the “Voice of the Mothership” in John Williams score to Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Recent films include War of the Worlds, Lemony Snicket, Legend of Zorro, King Kong, Ice Age/Meltdown, Eight Below, X Men 3, All the King’s Men and Evan Almighty.

He is Principal Tuba/Cimbasso with the Pasadena and Pacific Symphonies, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera and Opera Pacific orchestras. Self holds degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Catholic University and a DMA from the University of Southern California-- where he teaches tuba and chamber music.

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Albums

Yo!
Yo!
Basset Hound Music
2016
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'Tis the Season TUBA Jolly!
'Tis the Season TUBA...
Bassett Hound Records
2014
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InnerPlay
InnerPlay
Bassett Hound Records
2006
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The Big Stretch
Telarc
1999
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