I aim to write, develop, record and perform beautiful music

The ensembles are many…

…yet the goal remains the same for me:

to move the listener into a realm outside of themselves, so as to experience maximum emotion through the music.

Not just connection. More.

A transcendent experience transforming the listener’s ears, mind, heart and soul to the Unseen Beauty exposed through this gift of music.

It’s not about you nor I, or even the music itself, because Someone greater than the temple is here.

I’ve studied music for as long as I can remember… then Jesus took hold of my life with His amazing grace. Since then, I know that He has gifted me to glorify His Name with music as well as sharing about His incredible love. So, I’m a pastor and a musician, living in Berlin. We minister in English und auf Deutsch.


GALAXSTARE Feat. Richard Maegraith

galaxstare is Richard Maegraith (tenor saxophone) Kristin Berardi (vocals) Gary Daley (accordion, organ and Rhodes) Jonathan Zwartz (bass) Tim Firth (drums)

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The Richard Maegraith Band

In 2008 the Richard Maegraith Band released Free Running. This band, with the same personnel, became galaxstare

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Chris Potter Acrylic on Wood, 2020

Chris Potter by Richard Maegraith


A selected discography

Here & Now 2, Maria Baptist Orchestra, 2019
InSpirit, Uwe Steinmetz, 2019
Elusive Band by Kern Records, 2019

Jonathan Zwartz, Animarum, 2017

Mike Kenny’s Lab Band, 2015

Sydney Jazz Orchestra, Nothing Personal, 2015

Jonathan Zwartz, The Remembering and Forgetting of the Air, 2013

Amphibious, Splendid Virgins, 2012

Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Walkabout featuring Alex Sipiagin and Bob Sheppard, 2012

Amphibious, aLive and Breathing, 2010

Amphibious, First Breath, 2009

Daryl Aberhart, The Cat Within, 2006

Selah, Eleven of Twelve, 2003

Simon Sweeney, Emerald City Blues, 2002

Selah, A Kernel of Wheat, 1997

Visual Art by Richard