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Garry’s Tour Schedule

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

Garry's performing at the Celebrating Life party for Ingrid SertsoCelebrating Life - a performance party

Saturday, October 17th - 5-11pm

Kleinart James Gallery
34 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY

The Creative Music Foundation presents a benefit to defray medical expenses for jazz great Ingrid Sertso. Many great performers will be performing, including Garry Kvistad, Jack DeJohnette (piano), Marilyn Crispell, Doug James, Steve Gorn, Ingrid Sertso, Karl Berger, Tani Tabbal, John Menegon, Teri Roiger, Ted Orr, Marc Black Music G (rap) and more...

A $20 donation is suggested.



NEXUS performs with the Toronto Children's ChorusLet Earth Resound

Saturday, October 24th - 3pm

NEXUS and the Toronto Children's Chorus
St Anne's Angelican Church
270 Gladstone Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Toronto Children’s Chorus Training Choirs and Choral Scholars will perform with the world renowned Percussion Ensemble NEXUS, delighting you with an array of compositions, including pieces written by members of the group! The earth shall truly resound when the Choral Scholars perform Steppin Out, choreographed by the incredible Jennifer Swan, founder of the Swan Studio Dance and previous choreographer to Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Ice Dancing).

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PASIC - Percussive Arts Society's International Convention 2015PASIC 2015 - Ensemble Daytime Showcase Concert

Saturday, November 14th - 4pm

Lila Cockrell Theater
200 East Market Street, San Antonio, Texas

NEXUS will be the Ensemble Daytime Showcase Concert, part of the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention. This is a great honor, but unfortunately, this event is only open to PASIC Convention attendees.

NEXUS will be performing with Iranian vocalist Sepideh Raissadat. Russell Hartenberger’s “Persian Songs” and “Moondog Suite” will be the featured repertoire.

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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