"When Gary Schwantes first heard Chinese music, he was mesmerized with the sound of the traditional instruments and saw potential for fusing it with jazz. Out of that was born the Ultra World X-tet, which he formed with guzheng player Winnie Wong. They both spoke to KALW's Martina Castro about their music and upcoming concert for this installment of Bay Area Beats..." READ MORE and HEAR INTERVIEW
Great news! Ultra World X-tet has received a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Thanks to Zellerbach and SFFCM for their support!!
We are pleased to announce that ULTRA WORLD X-TET is now an Affiliate of San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music who is also our fiscal sponsor. Support Ultra World X-tet's pioneering mix of music and culture. Find out more here
Gary Schwantes saxophones, bamboo flutes composition