Stratos sitting on the floor with alto sax"I love my Key Leaves!!" -Stratøs
(saxophonist, composer, producer, and photographer)
Michigan native Stratøs is a saxophonist, composer, producer, and photographer whose presence on the Los Angeles scene is rapidly growing. Having embraced the melodies of the Cool School early in his development, Stratøs now crafts a unique sonic imprint as a producer. His affinity for analog textures is felt not only in his music, but his photography. By combining the two, he’s created an entire artistic ecosystem brimming with life. Stratøs is the three-time winner of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award from 2019-2021. Additionally, he was awarded the ASCAP Foundation’s Johnny Mandel Prize as well as being selected as a National Sawdust New Works Commission Contest winner. The latter granted the composer the opportunity to write for the world renowned JACK Quartet. Stratøs' new live show is an exploration of the works being developed for his next album "Challenger Deep."