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BIOGRAPHY

Gary Burton

Gary Burton, born January 23, 1943 in Anderson, Indiana, is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer and jazz educator. Burton innovated a unique four-mallet grip and technique for mallet percussion instruments, more specifically the vibraphone (aka vibraharp or vibes). He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz music as well as popularizing the duet format in jazz. Gary Burton is a major figure in jazz music education having taught the Berklee College of Music for over thirty years.

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