Terry Gibbs


Terry Gibbs

Terry Gibbs (born 1924) is an American jazz vibraphonist and band leader.

He has performed and/or recorded with Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Jackson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Louie Bellson, Charlie Shavers, Mel Tormé, Buddy DeFranco, and others. Gibbs also worked in the film and TV studios in Los Angeles. He was a popular guest on "The Steve Allen Show" on television in the late 1960s where he regularly played lively vibraphone duets with the entertainer and composer. He also appeared on "Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration" PBS-TV special in the United States in 1997. As an instrumentalist, together with his big band "The Dream Band", Gibbs has won prestigious polls, such as those of "Downbeat" and "Metronome".

Gibbs has written his autobiography, "Good Vibes: A Life in Jazz", with Cary Ginell.

elect Discography

* "Bopstacle Course" (1974; Xanadu Records)

External links

* [http://www.yamaha.com/Artists/ArtistDetail/0,,CNTID%253D32799%2526CTID%253D551007%2526CNTYP%253DARTIST,00.html# Terry Gibbs]


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