Roger Bobo

Biography

Born: 1938; Los Angeles, CA  
Roger Bobo is one of the modern era's best-known tuba players -- if "best-known" can be applied to an orchestral instrument with none of the sexiness of the violin family or the piano. However, Bobo has done a lot to raise the stature of the instrument. Born in Los Angeles in 1938, he graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 1961 and gave his first tuba recital soon after at the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, meeting wide Read more acclaim.

He moved to the Netherlands to give solo recitals and play as member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. In 1964, he returned to Los Angeles to play under the baton of Zubin Mehta in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he kept for over 20 years. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Bobo began releasing solo records, mostly on Crystal Records, highlighting the existing catalog of works for tuba and premiering modern compositions written especially for the instrument or for himself. In 1990 he moved to Florence, Italy to teach music, lead the Italian National Youth Orchestra's brass section, and serve as mentor to those who want to devote their career to the instrument. Read less
Browse 1-9 of 9 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 269 Release Date: 09/01/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Chihara
    Performer:  Kenny Sawhill,  Craig Kupka,  Roger Bobo,  Paul Chihara  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia String Quartet
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  • 2.
    Rainbo-bo - The Man With The Golden Tuba / Roger Bobo
    Label: Crystal   Catalog: 398 Release Date: 06/12/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Stevens,  Morton Subotnick,  Meyer Kupferman,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Bobo,  Ralph Grierson,  Daniel Rothmuller,  Zita Carno
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    The Venetian Brass Album - Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Etc
    Label: Crystal   Catalog: 122 Release Date: 06/12/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrea Gabrieli,  Gioseffo Guami,  Claudio Merulo,  Costanzo Antegnati  ... 
    Performer:  Mario Guarneri,  Thomas Stevens,  Roger Bobo,  Miles Anderson  ... 
    Conductor:  Lester Remsen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Members,  Los Angeles Philharmonic members,  Los Angeles Brass Society
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  • 4.
    Chihara: Saxophone Concerto, Tree Music, Forest Music, Etc
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 815 Release Date: 04/20/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Chihara
    Performer:  Harvey Pittel,  Kenny Sawhill,  Ken Watson,  Karen Ervin  ... 
    Conductor:  Adira Endo,  Lorna Cooke De Varon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia String Quartet
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  • 5.
    Roger Bobo - Tuba Libera
    Label: Crystal   Catalog: 690 Release Date: 10/24/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John [USA Class] Stevens,  Jean-Baptiste Arban,  Ionel Dumitru,  Trygve Madsen  ... 
    Performer:  Froukje Hoekstra,  Benita Dam,  Anne Jelle Visser,  Hendrick Jan Renes  ... 
    Conductor:  John [USA Class] Stevens
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Tuba Octet
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  • 6.
    American Tribute / Summit Brass
    Label: Summit Records   Catalog: 127 Release Date: 02/08/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John [USA Class] Stevens,  David Sampson,  John Cheetham,  Gunther Schuller  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Perantoni,  Roger Bobo,  Gene Pokorny,  Harvey G. Phillips
    Conductor:  Gunther Schuller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Summit Brass
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  • 7.
    Smart Went Crazy - Zappa, Et Al / Meridian Arts Ensemble
    Label: Channel Crossings   Catalog: 4192 Release Date: 01/01/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Jimi Hendrix,  Norman Yamada,  Kirk Nurock  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Bobo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Meridian Arts Ensemble
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  • 8.
    Thomas Stevens
    Label: Crystal   Catalog: 667 Release Date: 12/29/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Chou Wen-chung,  Meyer Kupferman,  Frank Campo,  Silvestre Revueltas  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Stevens,  Mitch Peters,  Roger Bobo
    Conductor:  Robert Henderson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Brass Society
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  • 9.
    Bobissimo! The Best Of Roger Bobo
    Label: Crystal   Catalog: 125 Release Date: 06/15/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alec Wilder,  Henri Lazarof,  Robert Spillman,  William Kraft  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Bobo,  Ralph Grierson
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