All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » The Trio of Stridence

The Trio of Stridence The Trio of Stridence

The Trio Of Stridence came into existence back in early 2002 when Alex Masi was invited down to The Kibitz Room at Canter's Deli to perform improvisational music and jam with other regulars. I was invited to join Alex soon thereafter, and after a few weeks of playing with different bassists every week, we decided to secure someone for a regular spot.

Once Jeffrey Allan was in the line-up, we began playing a few fusion tunes from our collective memory and then used these compositions as starting points for our own improvisations. We learned a few more classics, and continued to combine them with our improvisations every Monday night at Canter's, as well as several other venues around Los Angeles.

We went by the name “The Trio Of Doom” at this point, borrowing the name from the band that featured John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius and Tony Williams. That band only played one show in Havana, Cuba, but they epitomized the approach that we were going for.

We were featured in the Calendar section of the Los Angeles times in 2003 and continued to entertain our loyal fans at the Kibitz Room whenever our schedules would permit.

In 2005, we released the CD titled “Pastrami Standards”, and in 2013 we released our sophomore record “Auditur Periculosum”. This time around we have a fantastic new bass player named Peter Bakaja as well as three different guitarists

Read more



Album Auditur Periculosum by The Trio of Stridence

Auditur Periculosum

Self Produced

Album Pastrami Standards by The Trio of Stridence

Pastrami Standards

Self Produced


Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.