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James Walker - drummer and percussionist
Sara Vokes - Classically-trained soprano - performer and teacher
East Shore - Caribbean jazz featuring the pan (steel drum)
Vokes-Walker Duo - classical music for soprano voice and marimba
Mahoney / Walker Duo - electronic percussion duo

Brad Ard - Chicago-based guitarist/composer, and general all-around swell guy
Les Blachut - Polish-born vibraphonist and Berklee alum, residing in Florida
Keith Cronin - drummer for Clarence Clemons and Thursday's Child, and many others, both live and in-studio; formerly drummer for Pat Travers
Ken Gioffre - saxophonist, recording artist
Gerry Grosz - jazz vibraphonist located in San Francisco
Fareed Haque - virtuoso jazz and classical  guitarist, Blue Note recording artist
Jeff Lash - vibraphonist, formerly of St. Louis' "INSIDE OUT" quartet
Mark Mahoney - Connecticut-based vibraphonist and percussionist
Chip Ritter - drum set artist
Ted Rounds - multi-percussionist and composer, currently teaching at Kent State University
Vince Schaefer - percussion soloist, with an emphasis on electronic percussion
Jeff Stitely - Chicago-based drummer, leader of the award-winning Jeff Stitely Quartet
Ben Thomas - vibraphonist and compser in Seattle, WA
Soul Vibrations! - a site dedicated to the music of vibraphonist, Cal Tjader
U.S. Navy Steel Band - home page for the USN steel band (click here)
Steve Yeager - vibraphonist residing in St. Paul, MN

recording studios

online percussion resources

Steve Weiss Music - my favorite source for percussion instruments, recordings, and print materials
"Tiger Bill's DrumBeat" at - online forum dealing with drums and mallet percussion (click here) - message board for drummers and drum builders
Murray Houliff- percussion music web site which contains many solos, duets, ensembles, etc.
Phillips Drum Publications
Interactive Steel Pan - Jerel Markstrom's site dealing with the steel pan
KT Percussion - percussion music by Kevin Tuck
Nasatir School Of Percussion - Percussion instruction for all levels of players, located in Castro Valley, California - includes an extensive page of links to online lessons
"DrumDojo" - online gathering of drummers and percussionists - the "grownups" from the newsgroup
Percussive Arts Society
Percussive Arts Society - Connecticut Chapter - an extensive and still-growing collection of online percussion resources from around the world
Rocky Mountain Percussion Association
Marc Zoutendijk Percussion Info

other online music resources

TOONTRACK MUSICAn extensive collection of drum samples, including many classic "vintage" drums, created with the involvement of noted drummer, Chris Whitten.
Kathy Canfield - web design for musicians and non-profit organizations - links to music and musicians in all genres
Harmony Central Musicians Resources
Jazz Clubs Worldwide - directory of jazz musicians and clubs around the world
Hip Hop Samples


Wernick Musical Instruments - manufacturer of the Xylosynth and other MIDI percussion controllers
Mike Balter Mallets - sticks and mallets for students and professionals
Tempus - Carbon fibre and fibreglass drums and drum shells
John Salazar - Salazar Fine Tuning - comprehensive tuning, finishing, bar replacement, repair and custom keyboard replacement for all makes of marimbas and xylophones; also offers vibraphone tuning services
Bill Youhass - Fall Creek Marimbas - professional bar tuning and replacement service
Joshua Tree Percussion - drum company and shell manufacturer, specializing in stave shells
Gold-N-Times - manufacturer of acrylic drum shells
Vaughncraft Percussion - manufacturer of single-ply steambent snare drum shells, as well as tambourines and wood blocks
Pan Press - resources for steel bands, from beginner to professional
RM Music - jazz fake books and instruction methods for piano, ear training, and jazz chord voicings
Silver Fox Percussion - drum sticks and mallets for percussion

University and College Music Programs

Northern Illinois University Percussion Department
Northern Illinois University Jazz Department

news groups and message boards - message board featuring professionals in the world of live and recorded audio - site dedicated to the vibraphone, includes message board

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