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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.

Percussion Institute, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Monday, June 17th, 2019
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI 49643

Garry will be on the percussion faculty of the Percussion Institute at the Interlochen Center for the Arts from June 15th -19th, 2019. On June 17th Garry will be giving two workshops during the day and he will be part of the faculty concert that evening.


Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at 8:00 - 11:00pm
Saint Ursula Dr., Phoenicia, NY, 12464

Garry and his brother Rick Kvistad will be performing at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 from 8:00- 11:00pm. Garry will be playing the timpani and Rick will be playing percussion in the orchestra for The Elixir of Love, Opera in Two Acts by Donizetti.

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Drum Boogie Festival

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 5:00pm
Andy Lee Field, Woodstock, NY, 12498

Garry, as a member of NEXUS, will perform Steve Reich’s Drumming with So Percussion and others at the Drum Boogie Festival. The festival runs from 11 AM – 8 PM on that day.

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Rochester Fringe Festival

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 8:00pm
26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604

Garry, as a member of NEXUS, will perform at the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 8 PM. The 60 to 90-minute concert - titled, "NEXUS and Friends" will be entirely improvised without intermission.

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Garry posts wonderful stories about music, performing, his passions and occasionally about his family. Everyone loves when he shows off one of the "toys" in his vast collection of musical instruments.

Garry's Latest Blog Post: From Music Boxes to Vacuums

New style music boxes are a favorite gift for Valentine’s Day. I have a number of music boxes in my collection and one of my favorites is a large, rare Regina music box from 1899. It was made after the company moved from Germany to New Jersey. These antique instruments used large metal disks to activate the teeth of a tuned metal comb to play songs. The beautiful sound of this box is angelic! Music boxes of this type were very popular from the late 19th century right up to the Great Depression. When sales began to drop, the Regina Music Box Company started diversifying its product line and began manufacturing vacuums. Many companies are still making cylinder types of music boxes, which are often given on Valentine’s Day. I don’t recommend giving anybody a vacuum for Valentine’s Day!


Many of our customers ask which Woodstock Chime they should add to their collection. To help, Garry put together this list of chime combinations that have connections musically, culturally or historically. Check out “Sounds Good With” tab on individual product pages!

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