Gary Burton

Jazz fusion, Musical Artist

1943 –

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Who is Gary Burton?

Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist.

Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education due to his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music.

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Born
Jan 23, 1943
Anderson
Also known as
  • Burton, Gary
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Berklee College of Music
Employment
  • Berklee College of Music
Lived in
  • Anderson

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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