Matteson-Phillips Tubajazz Consort

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Matteson-Phillips Tubajazz Consort is a US big band scored for low brass instrumentstrombones, euphoniums, and tubas – performed by artists who are renowned in jazz or classical or both.


The group was formed in 1975 by Rich Matteson and Harvey Phillips as a way to make a unique contribution to the First International Brass Congress in Montreux, Switzerland, the following year. Other members included Ashley Alexander (trombone), Steve Harlos (piano), Jack Petersen (trombone and guitar), John Marcellus ( euphonium), R. Winston Morris (tuba), and Daniel Perantoni (tuba). The band played at the Adelaide Festival in Australia in February 1978 and at other venues in Australia, including the Sydney Opera House. They set attendance records at The Basement, a Sydney jazz club.[1]

Tubajazz is a trademark of the Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation founded by Harvey Phillips in 1977 and is based in Bloomington, IN. The trademark was registered November 19, 1996, at the US Patent and Trademark Office.


Composers and arrangers[edit]


  • The Matteson-Phillips Tubajazz Consort (Tubajazz Records, 1976)
  • Perantoni Plays Perantoni (Mark Records, 1979)
  • Tubajazz Superhorns Live! (Tubajazz Records, 1991, released on CD by HPF Records 1992)
  • Super Horn (rec. 1978 Australia) (Mark Records, 1982, released as compilation CD along with debut album as Tubajazz Superhorns, HPF Records 1992)


  1. ^ Phillips, Harvey. "Goodbye Rich – We'll Miss You". Jazz Educators Journal. 26 (2). Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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