February 27, 2020

Fans in LA who have been waiting for us to perform again will be happy to know that we are scheduled to return to the stage this April 23rd, 2020. We will play two 1-hour sets, starting at around 8pm and going until around 11pm. The gig will be in Sunland CA, at a smal...

November 11, 2016

We have a long performance coming up in Studio City (CA) this November 30th, on a Wednesday night. It will be at the E Spot Lounge, an established jazz club upstairs at Vitello's Restaurant. Our set that night will be a 1:45-minute-long musical odyssey.

And make no mist...

August 17, 2016


Futuristic ambient space fusion band The Stratos Ensemble will be playing live on radio station KXLU, September 11th, at 9pm, to help promote their performance at Alva's Showroom coming up on September 17th.

For the radio performance, you wil...

December 15, 2014

The Stratos Ensemble (The Dean De Benedictis Ensemble) improvising a piece together that features one of Dean's voice-sample solos. 

Brock Bowers - drums 
Carl Royce - bass & loops 
Daniel Coffeng - guitar & guitar synth 
Jim Goetsch (aka Subversive Element) - saxopho...

December 1, 2014

There is a new fundraiser compilation out that's extremely comprehensive (long), featuring some of the most influencial names in alternative electronic music, and we have a track on there.  It's a rather bitter-sweet ensemble piece (not electronic), which fits.  The co...

November 2, 2014

As the title suggests, we recently did an album with electro-jazz experimental artist Subversive Element, which was released on his small label Psychosomatic Rec. Once a thriving part of the LA electrinica scene, Psychosomatic Records released albums by LA ambient arti...

October 2, 2014

As the title suggests, it will be a collaborative album with Jim Goetsch, aka Subversive Element, and will be entitle "3 2 14," which was the date the session was recorded.  It will also be carried by Psychosomatic Records and you can look for it on CDBaby! More update...

July 16, 2014

A couple of weeks ago in Hollywood, 6/29/14.



July 9, 2014

As you can see, our gig at the Vaucluse Lounge - a bar that used to be Charlie Chaplin's mansion - was mission accomplished.  We can't even discribe how much, but of course if you were there, you know.  Thanks to the fans who attended!  You deffinitely vocalized to us...

June 20, 2014

Go, Go, it's your birthday!  

Looks like the Stratos Ensemble has a bar/club gig in LA at our friend's quite public birthday party, at the Vaucluse Lounge on Sunset in Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin's old mansion.  "What?!" Don't miss this.  Live DJs and the band....

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