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Ultra World X-tet
Ensemble

Contact
Gary Schwantes


Address
9 Shields St.
San Francisco, CA, 94132
Phone
415-601-6575

Additional Info
Year Founded
2006
Repertoire
Jazz, New Music, World Music
Size
Quintet
Instrumentation
Mixed
Management
garyspro@gmail.com / 415-601-6575

ULTRA WORLD X-TET combines jazz, world, experimental and contemporary concert styles in a pioneering fusion of East and West. Instrumentation includes saxophone, bamboo flute, guzheng (Chinese zither), yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer) bass, and percussion. The group has performed at many top venues in the SF Bay Area including: Yoshi's SF, de Young Museum, SF Conservatory of Music, Herbst Theater, Berkeley World Music Festival, and events for SF Symphony. Awarded 2 Zellerbach grants in the last 2 years, Ultra World X-tet has received excellent reviews-their "Magical Adventures of the Monkey King" was chosen one of the best concerts of 2012 by Examiner. com. Releases include: "Moon and Legend"(CD) and "Night Market” (DVD Video).