Neil Konouchi is a freelance tuba player based in Nashville, TN. He has recorded and performed with a variety of artists including Jack White, Imagine Dragons, Alice Cooper, Little Big Town, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Michael W. Smith. As an orchestral musician, Neil serves as principal tubist for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and is a regular substitute & extra with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. He appears with the NSO on Naxos recordings 8.570716 (Pictures at an Exhibition) and 8.559678 (Morning’s Embrace). Neil is a founding member of Halfbrass and a touring member of Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band.
Prior to relocating to Nashville, Neil played tuba and bass trombone as a cast member in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. He attended the University of Southern California where he studied with legendary studio musicians Tommy Johnson and Jim Self and later finished his degree at Berklee College of Music.
Aside from performing, Neil is an experienced music educator, clinician, and adjudicator. He currently serves on the design team and as brass caption head for Father Ryan High School (Nashville, TN).