with guest artist Escape Ten
Texas-born, Toronto/Springwater/Canada-based producer/percussionist RAY DILLARD received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from West Texas State University.
Ray has toured internationally for over four decades. He also has just finished his 15th and 16th recording projects for the renowned percussion ensemble NEXUS, a group he has been working with since 1983. Six additional new projects are currently underway for a variety of artists from the US, Canada and Europe.
Ray’s considerable recording credits include Grammy and Juno nominated projects with artists and ensembles from the United States, South America, Europe, Japan and Canada. His recording work with the Toronto-based percussion ensemble NEXUS includes some 17 titles, the most recent being two projects featuring the music of John Cage and new pieces by Russell Hartenberger. He is working on his fourth project with the TorQ Percussion Quartet and first recording with the Escape Ten percussion duo. The Dillard/Nichols Duo, with multi instrumentalist Don Nichols, released their first CD on November 1, 2016.
Ray currently resides in Springwater, Ontario, Canada where he continues to work with NEXUS, produces and plays on numerous recording projects, is the President of Local 149, the Toronto Musicians’ Association, and continues to be fascinated by many aspects of physics.