ULTRA WORLD X-TET
“To put it plainly, ULTRA WORLD X-TET is an extraordinary world class ensemble.” -Examiner.com
ULTRA WORLD X-TET combines jazz, world, experimental and contemporary concert styles in a pioneering mix of music and culture. It’s a joyful, intelligent, soulful and elegant fusion of East and West for the 21st Century. The band instrumentation includes saxophone, bamboo flutes, multiple guzhengs (23 string Chinese zither), yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer) bass, and percussion. The ensemble's first album, Moon and Legend is available at CD Baby and iTunes as well as many other outlets. A live concert DVD, Night Market is also available. ULTRA WORLD X-TET has performed at many venues in the San Francisco Bay Area including: Herbst Theater, SF City Hall, de Young Museum, SF Conservatory of Music, Old First Concerts, Palace Hotel, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, People in Plazas, and many private and corporate events. The X-TET has received support from organizations such as Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and San Francisco Guzheng Music Society. www.ultraworldxtet.com
"the jazz/rock/funk trio sounded as tasty and musical as ever...the band’s Gary Schwantes tearing up a sax solo on a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Laying down the groove for Schwantes are drummer Robin Tolleson and bassist Shannon Hoover. Really fun show last night."
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