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A percussion instrument similar to a marimba but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators to produce a vibrato. Also called vibraharp.

[Latin vibrāre, to shake; see vibrate + -phone.]

vi′bra·phon′ist n.
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Noun1.vibraphonist - a musician who plays the vibraphonevibraphonist - a musician who plays the vibraphone
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
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This year, Orphy Robinson's septet will be celebrating the music of vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson in the Mechanics Hall.
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IN a celebration of the music of the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet, vibraphonist Nat Steele will appear at Mold's Theatr Clwyd on Tuesday 27 September, along with three of the country's finest jazz musicians, Described by the renowned Clark Tracey as "one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced", Nat Steele has emerged as a phenomenal young player noted for his melodic sense and hardswinging two-mallet approach reminiscent of the MJQ's great Milt Jackson.
Steps Ahead founder and vibraphonist Mike Mainieri is the chief writer on this album of the band's faves but there are also Don Grolnick's Pools and Beirut, written by the whole band.
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Mexican vibraphonist and composer Victor Mendoza, who is considered to be one of the finest Latin jazz artists of his day, will give a free master class and performance.
The CD includes performances by modern jazz greats including guitarist Pat Metheny, saxophonist Jan Garbarek, and vibraphonist Gary Burton.
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