How many flutists can you name? Well, now add 29-year-old Xu to your list. The award-winning composer, musician and educator is well known in the local scene for being a key member of jazz icon Jeremy Monteiro’s Jazz Brasileiro and classical-pop fusion music group, Lorong Boys. All this in addition to his own 10-piece modern jazz band, Omniform. Xu made his mark when he won first prize at the Thailand International Jazz Solo Competition in 2011, before moving on to win the United States National Flute Association’s Jazz Artist Competition three years later.