Terry Gibbs

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Musician, Vibraphonist

Terry Gibbs seems to live for the vibes! As a legendary jazz percussionist, Terry’s power and unique style of mallet playing has singled him out as one of the top vibraphonists in the history of jazz. Being influenced by Red Norvo and Lionel Hampton, Terry gave the vibes a fresh new sound in the pre- and post-Bebop eras. For decades he has endorsed the Yamaha product line and has contributed ideas in function and design for a new generation of products.