The Ancia Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1990 as an ensemble dedicated to the creation and performance of new works for saxophone quartet as well as the performance of traditional saxophone quartet repertoire
Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the quartet has performed concerts and presented educational workshops in the United States, Canada, Korea, and Europe.The Ancia Saxophone Quartet has appeared frequently on Minnesota and Wisconsin Public Radio and most recently on National Public Radio through Performance Today.
The group’s first compact disc, Variations, available on this website, includes selections by Gershwin, Bach, and Duke Ellington along with music composed especially for the quartet. A second CD, Short Stories, was just released internationally on Naxos featuring American composers Higdon, Ives, Torke, Sturm, Macy, Bixler, and "Jelly Roll" Morton.
The Ancia Saxophone Quartet has premiered many compositions written expressly for the group, including commissions underwritten by the American Composers Forum/Jerome Foundation and THE Commission Project