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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

La Boheme imageThe Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice
August 4th - 6th, 2017 at 8:00pm

Phoenicia Park, Main Stage (Saint Ursula Place, Phoenicia, NY 12464)

Garry plays timpani in the opera orchestra performing La Boheme on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 8pm

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Maverick ImageNEXUS Percussion
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:00pm

Maverick Concert Hall (120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498)
120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, NY

Here is a chance to hear NEXUS in a beautiful, intimate setting

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Drum Boogie Festival Sept 9, 2017Drum Boogie Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11am-8pm

Andy Lee Field (Rock City Road, Woodstock NY)
Rock City Road 45 Comeau Drive

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/voice from around the world. The festival brings together world-class talent while introducing the audience to a variety of styles including Jazz, Reggae, Contemporary, East Indian, Caribbean and African. Featuring renowned musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, The Big Takeover Reggae Band, Beatbox House, NYU Steel and more!

There will be a variety of food trucks on site to serve your hunger needs. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stay for the day.

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NEXUS Concert ImageNEXUS Percussion with the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra
Culinary Institute of America (Marriott Lecture Hall)
Saturday April 14th, 2018 at 7:30pm
1946 Campus Drive

Full orchestra concert featuring NEXUS performing a percussion concerto version of Bizet’s Carmen Suite. Special dinner packages are available at the CIA before the concert.

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NEXUS Concert ImageNEXUS on the Ulster Chamber Music Series
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3:00pm
104 Wurts St, Kingston, NY 12401

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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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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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