- 1 week ago
Yes, in a trad jazz band.
- River EuphratesLv 71 month ago
While there are a few standard jazz setups, nearly any instrument can be incorporated.
- pianomanLv 71 month ago
Why shouldn't it be?
- Anonymous2 months ago
Only if you're desperate.
Otherwise, a tuba doesn't belong in a..... "Jazz" Band.
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- Les Than SpamLv 62 months ago
In classic back-in-the-day New Orleans jazz, tuba was the bass that could be heard over the other horn players.
- KyleLv 72 months ago
no. but a comparable instrument might be a bass trombone if you can learn to play that.
- JohnLv 72 months ago
They are often called "oom-pah-pah" bands, for obvious reasons. And I imagine you actually mean sousaphone. The tuba is another beast.
- Chain lightninGLv 72 months ago
In the early years of jazz, it was the principle bass instrument. The advantage is unlike a string bass, it's portable. I’ve seen a bassoon in a jazz band, that was weird.
Edit: Perhaps it’s the sousaphone that is more common. It’s still a portable low register instrument used before amplifiers.
- NickLv 42 months ago
Ever heard the Dirty Dozen Brass Band?
- MordentLv 72 months ago
I don't see why not - why should string instruments be the only ones to play bass? Tubas are pretty common in trad jazz bands, but they feature in more modern ensembles as well.