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The Stratos Ensemble at E Spot Lounge


E Spot Lounge
4349 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA
(818) 769-0905


Tue, February 21, 2017
8:00 pm

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The Stratos Ensemble, an experimental, improvisational, rock/jazz fusion group, is excited to present a full-media event including video art, cinematography, and animations, as well as noted poet B1, and interpretive dancers from the Venice DC. It will be a set of moody spacerock/jazz/ambient fusion, accompanied by cinema, dancing, poetry, and the usual ethereal cover ballad or two. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door

The Stratos Ensemble is led by Dean De Benedictis – a recording artist also known as electronic musician Surface 10. His ensemble has been expanding the margins between electronic soundscapes and jazz sensibilities officially since 2004. Comprised of only experienced and knowledgeable players, the Stratos Ensemble's format is almost completely improvisational, yet utilizes musicianship and a variety of methods to yield the effect of being pre-arranged music. This material fits in well when considered progressive jazz-fusion, but the band’s overall sound comes across far more cinematic and ambient than other ensembles decorating the fusion and jazz scene. Aside from founding member Dean De Benedictis, The Stratos Ensemble is essentially a band of circulating members, evolving over time. It veers towards a concrete list of personnel, but simply rides the tide according to whatever obstacles come up for its members. ...

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Susan von Seggern uploaded this event on February 14, 2017