January 2, 2018

We're going to kick off this new year of new beginnings by saying a final farewell to last year and perhaps beyond. We sometimes post works here by musicians other than the Stratos Ensemble, if those works or musicians somehow relate to the ensemble in a way that we co...

August 11, 2017

Big giveaway right now: a temporary free download of our first concert at the E Spot Lounge in North Hollywood.

It's peaks and valleys, and occasionally wacky experiments were diverse even for us. Much of it won't be made available on any future album. However, there is...

July 25, 2017

Dean recently finished creating an EPK / short-documentary about the Stratos Ensemble, taking place mostly during production and release of the album Accident At Clear Lake. The late bassist Doug Lunn was still in the band at that time, so this documentary is a farewel...

February 23, 2017

Before we get into the album release, first: 

BIG THANKS to all those who showed up at our performance and CD release party last Tuesday at the E Spot Lounge! We relish your constant support and attendance, and it was beautiful seeing your faces. Somehow that night we m...

February 14, 2017

We are very heavy at the news of Stratos Ensemble bass player Doug Lunn's passing yesterday. Dean had the following statement prepared for his personal walls, so we are sharing it hear as well. It personifies how we feel.

Dean De Benedictis:

Just when you start counting...

February 18, 2016

Check out the latest music video on Youtube for the Stratos Ensemble: an entire improv set with accompanying iTunes visualizer and time laps landscapes behind it. It's a bit of an A/V oddyssee within 40 some odd minutes, filled with musical and visual textures o' plent...

June 16, 2015

Dean is getting back in touch with his piano-based roots, and is beginning to incorporate grand piano into the general format of The Stratos Ensemble far more than in the past.  This is the first of many ensemble tracks to come, serving as an example of that new instru...

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