Michigan native Stratøs is a saxophonist, composer, producer, and film photographer whose presence is rapidly growing in the modern jazz scene. He is the three-time winner of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award from 2019-2021, as well as the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Johnny Mandel Prize. With an improvisational style rooted in the subtle melodicism of the cool jazz tradition while exploring the bold, complex nature of electronic jazz, Stratøs creates a sound that is truly his own. Elements of hip-hop, metal, electronica, and classical all swim in the waters of his expressive music, a compelling blend that is in fine form on his first album Planets. His brand new sophomore release Hohenheim Suites is sure to be as fascinating and exploratory. Stratøs brings his thrilling experimental jazz to A2SF audiences this summer for a performance that is not to be missed!
This event is free and takes place at Top of the Park located at 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Get directions and parking details here.