Vida Chenoweth (born 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma) was the first professional solo classical marimbist. Also a noted ethnomusicologist and linguist, she was inducted into The Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1985 for her contributions to those three fields.
Pedro Carneiro is a Portuguese solo classical percussionist, marimba player, and composer. Pedro Carneiro is one of the very few percussion players to have made an international career as a soloist, and has established himself as one of the world's foremost solo percussionists, performing regularly throughout Europe, the Asia and the United States.
The Baja Marimba Band was a popular musical group led by marimba player Julius Wechter. Initially formed by producer Herb Alpert to cash in on the "south of the border" craze started by his own Tijuana Brass, the Baja Marimba Band outlasted the Tijuana Brass by several years thanks largely in part to TV producer, Chuck Barris, who featured the group's music on his game shows through the mid-1970s.
Gideon "Mgibe" Nxumalo  (born 15 June 1929 in Kimberley; died 24 December 1970) was a South African jazz pianist and marimba player, acclaimed also as a composer and arranger. Nxumalo has been hailed as “perhaps one of South Africa’s greatest unsung musical and cultural heroes.”
David Joel Danford (born June 19, 1984) is a British percussionist. He is best known for his work as a classical percussion soloist but has also worked with numerous dance music producers including BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules.
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