Stratus

Stratus

(530) 520-1811 or
(530) 283-1942

The band Stratus brings a unique blend of jazz, funk, rock and blues to the 21st century. In the tradition of Miles and Coltrane this band adds a dose of danceable soul and rock, creating a modern day "Bitches Brew"!

Sax is back as longtime Plumas local Mark Satterfield gives a melodic and at times raucous nod to the great improvisors of this American art form. Rock solid bassist Tom van Rossem provides the relentless groove guaranteed to keep the dance party bumpin'. Steven Risley lays down grinding polyrhythmic beats of hypnotic fury on drums and provides a vocal kick not often heard in todays' fusion genre. Well known guitarist Gordon Wilson adds his signature blues riffs and rock crunch to the Stratus sound - eclectic & electric! Last but not least, Al "Dude" Swanson on keyboards brings energy and excitement back to the front of the stage in the tradition of Duke, Corea and Jan Hammer. Al's original tune "Hot Tub" is always a crowd pleaser with catchy lyrics and bare bone delivery.