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The Stratos Ensemble

The Stratos Ensemble
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The Stratos Ensemble (originally Strato Ensemble) is an LA-based jazz group formed in the fall of 2003 when Dean de Benedictis, former keyboardist for Brand X, contacted fellow recording artists Giuseppe Patane (from rock band Maata Haari), Andrea "Jako" Giacomini (from rock band Socadia), and Takeshi Nishimoto (from progressive jazz duo I'm Not a Gun) to start a project. The intention of this project was to keep all of their chops up, while at the same time keep their sense of musical roots intact as well. De Benedictis has worked with other players as time goes by, including Doug Lunn (bass), Brock Avery (drums), and Daniel Coffeng (guitar).
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Releases on file (3)
The Stratos Ensemble — Accident at Clear Lake The Stratos Ensemble — Accident at Clear Lake
(Bandcamp no#, 2017, DL)
Subversive Element + The Stratos Ensemble — 3 2 14 Subversive Element + The Stratos Ensemble — 3 2 14
(Psychosomatic Records PSY200, 2014, CD)
The Strato Ensemble — Drawn Straws The Strato Ensemble — Drawn Straws
(no#, 2007, CD)

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