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Garry Kvistad joined the internationally-acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS in the Fall of 2002 when John Wyre, one of the group's original members, retired. He has been performing and recording with NEXUS co-founders Bob Becker and Russell Hartenberger since joining Steve Reich & Musicians in 1980. Garry is one of 18 musicians to win a Grammy award for the 1998 recording of Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians.

Upcoming Performances

NEXUS concert image33rd Annual McElheran Visiting Artist
Friday, April 21, 2017

Hosmer Hall (SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam NY)
Part of the Community Performance Series.

The New York Times has called NEXUS "the high priests of the percussion world" and Steve Reich says, "probably the most acclaimed percussion group on earth."

The group is made up of four master percussionists internationally revered for virtuosity and innovation, who create extraordinary music from the broadest array of percussion instruments imaginable.

The original arrangements of NEXUS range from novelty ragtime and haunting African rhythms to award-winning improvised film music and ground-breaking compositions. NEXUS delivers a stunningly virtuosic spectacle of sound and rhythm.

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Drum Boogie Festival Sept 9, 2017Drum Boogie Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11am-8pm
(rain date Sept 10)
Andy Lee Field (Rock City Road, Woodstock NY)

The Drum Boogie Festival is a FREE, one-day music festival which is family-oriented and multi-cultural, celebrating the diverse styles of music, dance and voice from around the world. The festival brings together world-class talent while introducing the audience to a variety of styles involving percussion such as: Jazz, Rock, Classical, African, Balinese, Reggae, Steel Pan and more.

Check back often to see a list of this year's performers. Past performers (no promises!) include Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, NYU Steel Band, Jerry Marotta and the Big Takeover Reggae Band, to name a few.

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Garry Kvistad Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes

Meet the Chimemaker: Garry Kvistad

Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes
Garry Kvistad earned a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music from Northern Illinois University, where he studied music, art and physics in the pursuit of building musical instruments.

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