A Common Goal: To Promote Vibraphone Playing.
On January 4 & 5, 2014, dozens of vibraphonists from all over the world gathered in Asbury Park, New Jersey for an opportunity to play, discuss their instrument, and address concerns over the vibraphone’s “place” in the current worldwide musical landscape.
The result: A unanimous agreement that the presence and overall awareness of the vibraphone by society at-large has waned in recent decades, and that an organized effort to find ways to reverse this trend is a worthy goal.
While the “why” was clear from the above statement, the “how” is far from definitive.
This website shall exist to provide a communication forum for all lovers of the vibraphone – professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts alike. Here, we hope to explore the promotion of our instrument as a whole community.
All members are encouraged to read, respond, and spread the word of the intention of the World Vibes Congress website.