Francis Wong

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Francis Wong (Chinese name: ; pinyin: Wáng Shìmíng) is an American jazz saxophonist, flutist, and erhu player.

He is of Chinese descent; his father is from Shanghai and his mother is Cantonese. He specializes in the fusion of free jazz and Asian musics, and is a central member in the Asian American jazz movement.[1] His distinctive saxophone playing incorporates very high, shrill notes amidst much squeaking.

He has worked with Glenn Horiuchi, Jon Jang, John Tchicai, James Newton, Cecil Taylor, Anthony Brown, and Liu Qi-Chao. He has recorded for the Asian Improv label.[1]

Wong lives in South San Francisco, California.


  1. ^ a b Kelsey, Chris. "Francis Wong: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 

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