Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Jack White

    Jack White


    Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis; July 9, 1975) is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripes, although he has had success in other bands and as a solo artist. On April 24, 2012, White released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. His second studio album, Lazaretto, was released on June 10, 2014. Both received wide commercial and critical acclaim.

  2. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones


    Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones. Jones was a multi-instrumentalist, with his main instruments being the guitar, harmonica and keyboards. His innovative use of traditional or folk instruments, such as the sitar and marimba, was integral to the unique sound of the band.

  3. Jack Imel

    Jack Imel


    Lawrence Jack Imel (born June 9, 1932, Portland, Indiana) is an American singer, dancer, musician, and television producer who is best known for his work on The Lawrence Welk Show.

  4. Evelyn Glennie

    Evelyn Glennie


    Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE (born 19 July 1965) is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She is announced as one of the two laureates for the Polar Music Prize of 2015.

  5. Harry Partch

    Harry Partch


    Harry Partch (June 24, 1901 – September 3, 1974) was an American composer, music theorist, and creator of musical instruments. He composed using scales of unequal intervals in just intonation, and was one of the first 20th-century composers in the West to work systematically with microtonal scales. He built custom-made instruments in these tunings on which to play his compositions, and described his theory and practice in his book Genesis of a Music (1947).

  6. Dave Pike

    Dave Pike


    David Samuel Pike (March 23, 1938 – October 3, 2015) was a jazz vibraphone and marimba player. He appears on many Herbie Mann albums as well as those by Bill Evans, Nick Brignola, Paul Bley and Kenny Clarke. He also recorded extensively as leader, including a number of albums on MPS Records.

  7. Bobby Hutcherson

    Bobby Hutcherson


    Bobby Hutcherson (born January 27, 1941) in Los Angeles is a jazz vibraphone and marimba player. "Little B's Poem" (from the album Components) is one of his best-known compositions. Hutcherson has influenced younger vibraphonists including Steve Nelson, Joe Locke and Stefon Harris.

  8. Thristan Mendoza

    Thristan Mendoza


    Thristan Mendoza (born 1989) is a Filipino autistic savant and marimba prodigy.

  9. Leigh Howard Stevens

    Leigh Howard Stevens


    Leigh Howard Stevens (born March 9, 1953 in Orange, New Jersey) is a marimba artist best known for developing, codifying, and promoting the Stevens technique or Musser-Stevens grip, a method of independent four-mallet marimba performance based on the Musser grip. He was childhood friends with Max Weinberg, member of E Street Band and former band leader for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

  10. Musekiwa Chingodza

    Musekiwa Chingodza


    Musekiwa Chingodza is a Zimbabwean mbira and marimba player and teacher. He was born in 1970 in Zimbabwe.

  11. Alex Jacobowitz

    Alex Jacobowitz


    Alex Jacobowitz (born 19 May 1960 in New York) is a classically trained street performer who plays the marimba and xylophone.

  12. Keiko Abe

    Keiko Abe


    Keiko Abe (安倍 圭子 Abe Keiko, born April 18, 1937) is a Japanese composer and marimba player. She has been a primary figure in the development of the marimba, in terms of expanding both technique and repertoire, and through her collaboration with the Yamaha Corporation, developed the modern five-octave concert marimba.

  13. Vida Chenoweth

    Vida Chenoweth


    Vida Chenoweth (born 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma) was the first professional solo classical marimbist. Also a noted ethnomusicologist and linguist, she was inducted into The Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1985 for her contributions to those three fields.

  14. Ney Rosauro

    Ney Rosauro


    Ney Rosauro (born October 24, 1952) is a Brazilian composer and percussionist.

  15. Pierce Knox

    Pierce Knox


    Pierce Knox (June 1, 1921 - September 19, 1985) was a blind xylophone and marimba player who toured from coast to coast and in Canada during the 1940s and 1950s. He achieved fame by winning the $5,000 grand prize on the Horace Heidt Original Youth Opportunity television show by performing the "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" on the xylophone.

  16. Jerry Tachoir

    Jerry Tachoir


    Jerry Tachoir, born August 7, 1955, is a jazz vibraphone and marimba performer, originally from McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Tachoir has performed at jazz festivals and concert halls and, as an artist and clinician for the Ludwig-Musser division of Conn-Selmer, presented jazz improvisation clinics and mallet master classes at colleges and universities in North America and Europe.

  17. Gordon Stout

    Gordon Stout


    Gordon Stout (born 1952) is an American percussionist, composer, and educator specializing in the marimba.

  18. Pedro Carneiro

    Pedro Carneiro


    Pedro Carneiro is a Portuguese solo classical percussionist, marimba player, composer, and conductor. Pedro Carneiro is one of the very few percussion players to have made an international career as a soloist, and has established himself as one of the world's foremost solo percussionists, performing regularly throughout Europe, the Asia and the United States.

  19. Gideon Nxumalo

    Gideon Nxumalo


    Gideon "Mgibe" Nxumalo [] (born 15 June 1929 in Kimberley; died 24 December 1970) was a South African jazz pianist and marimba player, acclaimed also as a composer and arranger. Nxumalo has been hailed as “perhaps one of South Africa’s greatest unsung musical and cultural heroes.”

  20. Kathryn Salfelder

    Kathryn Salfelder


    Kathryn Salfelder (born 1987 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a contemporary American composer, conductor and pianist, based in the Boston area. Her orchestral compositions have been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Albany Symphony, New England Philharmonic, among others, and her works for wind ensemble are published by Boosey & Hawkes.

  21. Baja Marimba Band

    Baja Marimba Band


    The Baja Marimba Band was a popular musical group led by marimba player Julius Wechter. Initially formed by producer Herb Alpert to cash in on the "south of the border" craze started by his own Tijuana Brass, the Baja Marimba Band outlasted the Tijuana Brass by several years thanks largely in part to TV producer Chuck Barris, who featured the group's music on his game shows through the mid-1970s.

  22. Clair Omar Musser

    Clair Omar Musser


    Clair Omar Musser (1901–1998) was a marimba virtuoso, a conductor and promoter of marimba orchestras, a composer, a teacher, a designer of keyboard percussion instruments, an inventor, and an engineer for Hughes Aircraft.

  23. Zeferino Nandayapa

    Zeferino Nandayapa


    Zeferino Nandayapa (born 26 August 1931, Copainalá – died 28 December 2010, Tlalnepantla) was a Mexican folk and classical marimba player. In Mexico City, his classical music teachers were Blas Galindo, María García Genda, Carlos Chávez and Carlos Jiménez Mabarak.

  24. Dave Danford

    Dave Danford


    David Joel Danford (born June 19, 1984) is a British percussionist. He is best known for his work as a classical percussion soloist but has also worked with numerous dance music producers including BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules.

  25. Nancy Zeltsman

    Nancy Zeltsman


    Nancy Zeltsman (born 1958) is an international marimba soloist has taught at the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music since 1993.

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