Gary Stroutsos is a flute player based in Seattle, Washington who plays a variety of genres of music. He has made his mark by tapping into the Native American canon, and has brought several forgotten songs to life. He plays a variety of different flutes from all around the world, and in unusual settings. Gary has played and collaborated with many recognized musicians. Danilo Lozano, Jonn Serrie, William Eaton, Glen Velez, David Lanz, James Newton, Poncho Sanchez and Michito Sanchez to name a few. He is of Greek-Italian descent. Noted flute maker Vance Pennington has constructed a Gary Stroutsos signature version of the Xiao, a flute that Gary has introduced to Native American music.