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Strat Andriotis

Greece-born Canadian-based guitarist Strat Andriotis continues to make waves in the music world with his upcoming release, “Remember Me At Twilight” available via global distribution on October 9, 2020. This latest collection of compositions by Andriotis takes the listener on a well rounded jazz journey and was recorded in Canada featuring Paul Intson on bass, Dave King on drums, Howie Silverman on Keys and Jerry Goodman on jazz violin. Aaron Heick (sax) as a guest artist was recorded at Innsbruck Records studio in Brooklyn by Grammy nominated Producer Roman Klun. Andriotis was influenced by the renowned jazz guitar legends from Django Reinhardt to John McLaughlin. Jazz Weekly review. From 1995 to 2000, Andriotis released three albums with Tom Carney (First, Duo and Tria) which all received airplay in the Jazz/Classical genre in the U.S. and Canada. Andriotis has also recorded with Tony Levin (John Lennon, Peter Gabriel) Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) Jim Gilmour (Saga). In 2015 Andriotis released the award winning Liars Incorporated, a contemporary classical album that soars with emotion. The guitarist brought along Jeff Vidov on piano and Katie Avery on violin. The album was recorded at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton Ontario by Bob Doidge (U2 Joshua Tree). “Less Off Patient” features eleven original tracks of enchanting instrumental guitar music, blending Gypsy Jazz and Neoclassical music. Strat is joined by his trio mates Adrianna Lee (violin) and Jeff Vidov (piano). Another album from Strat Andriotis entitled, “Night Manager” was released on August 28, 2018. This album featured jazz rock violin icon Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra) as a special guest artist and Grammy Award winning Jazz pianist, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, was featured on the track “Song 21.”


Instrumental Album Of The Year- Hamilton Music Awards 2015


Andriotis shows his dexterity with a reflective solo intro that eventually has him pop the clutch into overdrive on the post bopper “Passages” while the creative take of the standard “Cherokee” has King cascade into a gorgeous groove for the leader to ride like a long boarder. Versatile vibes abound-this guy has an ax that cuts sharp and deep. George Harris-Jazz Weekly October 2020

Strat Andriotis’ guitar and Jerry Goodman’s violin are pure magic together. This is a compelling contemporary album interweaving the timeless gypsy-jazz style with modern voicings. Jazzguitar.com-Robert Weeks

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