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