DENINZONEWS SUMMER 2018

DENINZONEWS SUMMER 2018

DENINZONEWS SUMMER 2018

What’s new with Electric Violinist/Vocalist/Composer Joe Deninzon

Photo by Adam Brett Schnee

Greetings, friends!
We live in a crazy world and every day is a gift. Here’s hoping your summer is full of good times with family and friends, good food, sunshine, and enjoying and supporting as much LIVE MUSIC as possible!

I’ve been fortunate to have some incredible experiences over the past few months, and I’m excited about all the great things cooking up this summer!

In March, I presented two clinics at the annual National ASTA (American String teachers Association) Conference in Atlanta: The first was called “Finding the Hook: What’s in a Riff” with my illustrious colleagues Dave Wallace (Head of String Dept at Berklee), and cellist Sean Grissom. The second was a repeat performance of my “Stomp box sound design/sonic architecture” class, titled “3D ROCK!”

In April, I travelled to the University of Champagne Urbana under the invitation of Professor Rudolf Haken, to give a masterclass and lecture on alternative techniques and career opportunities for electric/improvising string players. The day finished off with a 90 minute solo performance at the Krannert Center. This was my first 90-minute solo show, featuring some of my own compositions as well as music by Tracy Silverman, Mark O’Connor, David Wallace, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, The Police, Chick Corea, and more! Thanks to D’Addario Strings for co-sponsoring the residency.

You can see the whole performance here:

Late April-May saw some amazing Stratospheerius performances at DROM in NYC, Olive’s in Nyack, NY, Sherlock’s in Erie, PA, Mojo’s in Jamestown, NY, and Gold Sound in Bushwick, NY, along side some killer bands like 2Birds, Edensong, Liquid Nixon, Eric Brewer, Thrilldriver, and Book of Harmony!

In May, Sweet Plantain once again joined forces with the legendary singer/artist Annie Haslam and Renaissance for their Symphonic Live Show at NJPAC! Look for the upcoming DVD release “Renaissance: A Symphonic Journey” LIVE at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA. For more info, visit: WWW.RENAISSANCETOURING.COM

We will be back with Renaissance on November 17th at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ.
https://www.facebook.com/events/495233144213222/

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

STRATOSPHEERIUSGUILTY OF INNOCENCE” AND “BEHIND THE CURTAIN CLIMB THE CHARTS!!

Stratospheerius is psyched to announce that our latest album, “Behind the Curtain,” has climbed to #4 on the RELIX National Jamband Charts, right above Willie Nelson!

http://www.jambands.com/radio-charts/2018/05/29/roots-of-creation-returns-to-1

The latest video/single,”Behind the Curtain,” HAs just debuted at #72 on the European Indy Top 200!

http://www.euro200.net/IndieChart.htm

In addition, the album is on heavy rotation in over 140 stations nationwide and continues to garner rave reviews internationally! Here are a few of the latest:

“Some great ”wall of sound” guitars, dynamic bass and drums in evidence, fantastic soloing and great lead vocals!” https://www.proggnosis.com/Release/51090

“The sheer mastery of the instruments and in particular the violin of Deninzon himself is remarkable!”
http://www.dprp.net/reviews/2018-023

“This might very well be the best Stratospheerius album. The songs do such a great job of combining a real classic progressive rock ethos with sounds from other places in the musical spectrum!”
http://stringsmagazine.com/review-joe-deninzon-stratospheerius-guilty-of-innocence

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, GET YOUR COPY TODAY on MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS WEBSITE!!
We also have t-shirts and other merch available at https://stratospheerius.bandcamp.com/merch

STRATOSPHEERIUS TO PERFORM AT  PROGSTOCK OCTOBER 6TH at UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN RAHWAY, NJ!

We are honored to be included on the roster for the premier progressive rock festival in the Northeast, alongside a roster that includes such luminaries as Eddie Jobson, Dave Kerzner’s In Continuum, Enchant, and Tom Brislin!

See full schedule and buy your tickets HERE!

Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead voclals/mandolin
Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar
Randy McStine/Paul Ranieri-bass
Jason Gianni-drums

Joe Deninzon returns to teach at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festival July 9-15, 2018


I am looking forward to returning once again to teach and perform at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festival at MIdAmerica Nazarene university in Olathe, KS. Mark Wood is the inventor and designer of my weapon of choice, the 7-string “Viper” Electric Violin. he is a trailblazer in the world of electric strings, both as a player and builder of instruments. This camp is the only one in the world focused on the performance and gear of electric bowed stringed instruments! All vocalists/instrumentalists are welcome! I cannot express the love and camaraderie that exists among the students, my fellow faculty, and myself. It is truly an extended family. Come and be a part of this very special week!!

REGISTER NOW at WWW.MWROC.COM!!!

To Give you a taste of the magic of this week, here are two videos from recent years: One of me performing “Black Hole Sun” with Haydn Vitera, and a phenominal rendition of Metallica’s “To Live is TO Die” with a Viper String Section lead by Chuck Bontrager and Dave Wallace.

Joe Deninzon to give masterclass/performance at Vance Music in Wichita, 

I am excited to be returning once again to Wichita, KS to do an improv workshop and give a one-hr solo performance for local aspiring musicians.

Sunday, July 15th, 2018M
Mt. Vernon Presbytarean Church
3700 E Mount Vernon St, Wichita, KS 67218
For more information, please visit: www.vancemusic.com

Joe Deninzon performs in Vail, CO for Jazz at the

Market Series with Mark Diamond Trio

Sunday, July 22nd

12-3 P.M.

I am honored to be invited by the Vail Jazz Society to perform at this awesome weekly series in downtown Vail, CO with three of Colorado’s greatest jazz musicians!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THIS LINK: https://www.vailjazz.org/vail-jazz-festival/vail-jazz-at-the-market/

Joe Deninzon Contributes to Tracy Silverman‘s “Strum Bowing” book

Seeing as one of my biggest missions in life is to teach string players how to groove, my friend and colleague, electric violin genius/composer/teacher Tracy Silverman has written an incredible book that dives into this topic and doesn’t come up for air! If you’re a string player, buy STRUM BOWING today! I was honored to have contributed a 2-page mini lesson to the book, along with my friend violinist/composer Earl Maneein and a bunch of other very cool people!

“WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF?” YOUR WARDROBE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” T-SHIRT!

These shirts come in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. ORDER TODAY!

FOR THE FIRST TIME, JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

I am proud to announce that I recently signed a deal with the wonderful Lynne Latham and Ludwig Masters, which will be publishing my sheet music. Here are the first two offerings: old warhorses from the early days of Stratospheerius, adapted for solo violin and string quartet.

SHOCK THERAPY FOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK

A hard-rockin’  solo  for violin and accompaniment CD. Accessible to advanced intermediate students who want to escape the classical box, but has plenty of pedagogical points too!

CD features Jason Gianni on drums, Aurelien Budynek on guitar, and Jamie Bishop on bass

Order HERE!

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playshocktherapy

Here’s a video of Stratospheerius playing an excerpt of the song:

“WHAT’S THAT THANG?” FOR STRING QUARTET

Order HERE!

This one is not for the meek, but will certainly impress your audience! In a “swunk” style, a combination of swing and funk, the quartet is featured individually with written out solos for all (of course you can improvise your own, with changes in the parts).

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playthatthang!

You can hear Sweet Plantain performing it at 7:20 in this video:

Check out Stratospheerius video for “Hysteria!”

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER. STAY SAFE & I HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT THERE!

Peace and love,

-JD

www.joedeninzon.com
www.twitter.com/@joedeninzon
www.stratospheerius.com
Stratospheerius on twitter
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SUBSCRIBE!!!Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius youtube page

DENINZONEWS SPRING 2018

DENINZONEWS SPRING 2018
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/VOCALIST/COMPOSER
JOE DENINZON

Dear Friends,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The new Stratospheerius video, “Behind the Curtain,” is now LIVE! SEE LINK ABOVE.

I was fortunate to work with the legendary MTV producer and green screen virtuoso, David P. Levin, as well as the incredibly talented videographer David Milone. The video also features the man of a thousand faces, Max McGuire (Kinsey, Star-Crossed Lovers). Big thank you to Dave Silver and the crew at Alpha Wave Studios. Check it out!

Featuring:

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
Aurelien Budynek-guitar
Jamie Bishop-bass/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums

CRITICS CONTINUE TO RAVE ABOUT “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE!”

The new Stratospheerius album, “Guilty of Innocence,” has been garnering some incredible reviews from leading publications! Check out what critics have been saying and (if you haven’t already), buy or download the album at any of the links below!

 (Joe) Deninzon has been called the Jimi Hendrix of electric violin…Splashy and theatrical, Guilty of Innocence is a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in synch with one another!“
Pat Moran- (Strings Magazine)

“Joe Deninzon’s music is always both entertaining and creative. I have to say that this might very well be the best Stratospheerius album!”
-Gary Hill, Music Street Journal

“Joe Deninzon has pioneered a new standard for rock violin, much the same way Ian Anderson did for the flute.”
-Nick Tate, Progression Magazine

“When you put distorted guitars up against a violin you get magic. When you put a violin solo in a metal song, you get Fucking amazing shit! I love it when artists push the boundaries of what is perceived as the norm….. And I love it even more when it’s pure magic… I tip my hat and bow my head in awe ..”-Act/one Magazine. Read full review HERE

“Stratospheerius music is otherworldly!”They can tear out ear hairs and stomp them flat!…sounding both ahead of the curve and accessible at the same time. ”-#cirdecsongs. (www.proglodytes.com) Read full review HEREStrings Magazine

“Guilty of Innocence is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to.-Zachary Nathanson
MUSIC FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM

Buy/Stream “Guilty of Innocence” NOW on:

BANDCAMP:

SPOTIFY

ITUNES

CDBABY

Amazon

UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

 We were recently honored to be the opener for guitar demon John5 (David Lee Roth Band, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) at the Sellersville Theater (Sellersville, PA). What an amazing experience! We are forever grateful to John and all the folks at Sellersville!

Here are some upcoming shows in April:

Thursday, APRIL 19TH at DROM in NYC

85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009 Phone: (212) 777-1157
SONIC VOYAGE FEST PRESENTS: A Night of Progressive Music
with Stratospheerius, Edensong, and 2Birds Band
https://www.facebook.com/events/1791363254501821/

Friday, April 20th at Olive’s (Nyack, NY)

SONIC VOYAGE FEST PRESENTS:
A Night of Progressive rock with STRATOSPHEERIUS, EDENSONG, & THRILLDRIVER
118 North Main St.
Nyack, NY
(845) 358-3120
https://www.facebook.com/events/158780998239546/

Friday, April 27 at SHERLOCK’S (ERIE, PA)

STRATOSPHEERIUS & LIQUID NIXON
508 State St. Erie, PA 16501
(814) 453-7760
https://www.facebook.com/events/154063828719338/

Saturday, April 28th at MOJO’S (Jamestown, NY)

104 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 720-4621
STRATOSPHEERIUS & ERIC BREWER & FRIENDS

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Jason Gianni-drums (Neal Morse Band, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mark Wood Band)
Randy McStine-bass (LoFi Resistance, The Fringe, Stu Hamm, Vinnie Moore)
Michaelangelo Quirenale-guitar (Thrilldriver)

SWEET PLANTAIN PERFORMS with RENAISSANCE MAY 11th at NJPAC!

Sweet Plantain is honored to once again be joining the legendary Annie Haslam & Renaissance for their “Symphonic Journey” program at New Jersey Performing Arts Center Victoria Theater!

Sweet Plantain is:
Eddie Venegas/Joe Deninzon-violins
Orlando Wells-viola
Leo Grinhauz-cello

Bows at the Keswick Theater

Other Joe Deninzon Appearances

Friday, Feb 16th. 7:30 P.M. Residency/performance with Sycamore HS Electric Ensemble (Montgomery, OH)

I am looking forward once again to return to Cincinnati (Montgomery, OH to be exact) and teach/perform with the Sycamore High School Electric Ensemble and the new young band, “Everlasting Monsoon,” led by Angela Santangelo.

Music by Santana, Imagine Dragons, Paramour, White Stripes, Stratospheerius, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Foo Fighters, and more…!!

Joe Deninzon Clinics at American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conference in Atlanta March 9-10

Friday, March 9th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“Finding the Hook … What’s in a Riff?”
Demo panel with cellist Pinkney “Sean” Grissom,  Joe Deninzon, & David Wallace (String Chair, Berklee College of Music)

Friday, March 9th 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
Joe Deninzon Meet N Greet at Ludwig Masters Booth.

Saturday, March 10th 1:30 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
“3d ROCK”
Sonic Architecture for electric bowed stringed instruments.
by Joe Deninzon
Sponsored by D’Addario Strings!

 

Tuesday, March 20th, 8 P.M.Performing with pianist Steven Sandburg
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
212-989-9319

Wednesday, April 4th. Residency at University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Details TBA

Joe Deninzon returns to teach at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Casmp Music Festival July 9-15, 2018


I am looking forward to returning once again to teach and perform at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festival at MIdAmerica Nazarene university in Olathe, KS. Mark Wood is the inventor and designer of my weapon of choice, the 7-string “Viper” Electric Violin. he is a trailblazer in the world of electric strings, both as a player and builder of instruments. This camp is the only one in the world focused on the performance and gear of electric bowed stringed instruments! All vocalists/instrumentalists are welcome! I cannot express the love and camaraderie that exists among the students, my fellow faculty, and myself. It is truly an extended family. Come and be a part of this very special week!!

REGISTER NOW at WWW.MWROC.COM!!!

“WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF?” YOUR WARDROBE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” T-SHIRT!

These shirts come in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. ORDER TODAY!

FOR THE FIRST TIME, JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

I am proud to announce that I recently signed a deal with the wonderful Lynne Latham and Ludwig Masters, which will be publishing my sheet music. Here are the first two offerings: old warhorses from the early days of Stratospheerius, adapted for solo violin and string quartet.

SHOCK THERAPY FOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK

A hard-rockin’  solo  for violin and accompaniment CD. Accessible to advanced intermediate students who want to escape the classical box, but has plenty of pedagogical points too!

CD features Jason Gianni on drums, Aurelien Budynek on guitar, and Jamie Bishop on bass

Order HERE!

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playshocktherapy

Here’s a video of Stratospheerius playing an excerpt of the song:

“WHAT’S THAT THANG?” FOR STRING QUARTET

Order HERE!

This one is not for the meek, but will certainly impress your audience! In a “swunk” style, a combination of swing and funk, the quartet is featured individually with written out solos for all (of course you can improvise your own, with changes in the parts).

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playthatthang!

You can hear Sweet Plantain performing it at 7:20 in this video:

Check out Stratospheerius video for “Hysteria!”

www.joedeninzon.com
www.twitter.com/@joedeninzon
www.stratospheerius.com
Stratospheerius on twitter
Stratospheerius on Instagram
SUBSCRIBE!!!Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius youtube page

DENINZONEWS WINTER 2017/2018

 DENINZONEWS WINTER 2017/2018
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/VOCALIST/COMPOSER
JOE DENINZON

 

Season’s Greetings, Friends!

It’s been a wild ride in the past three months, and the New Year promises to be another breathtaking roller coaster!

October was jam packed, with Sweet Plantain performing in Elon, NC, Greeneville, SC, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Stratospheerius rocked Chicago at the third annual Progtoberfest. Along the way, we got to perform at Sweetwater HQ in Ft. Wayne, IN. Other highlights were shows in Elkhart, IN and Madison, Wisconsin alongside incredible bands like Aisles from Chile and King Llama from California! I also had a blast doing workshops and performances for the talented young musicians at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, IL under the direction of Daryl Silberman. While there, I had a chance to jam with her husband, the great Danny Siedenberg, violist from the 90’s lineup of the Turtle Island String Quartet! Here are some pics from the tours:

Sweet Plantain with Nick Katonah from Melodic Revolution Records

With Danny Siedenberg

With Daryl Silberman and Danny Siedenberg

Joe and Aurelien with legendary Spock’s Beard drummer Nic D’Virgilio

Paul Ranieri drooling over pedals at Sweetwater

Before our performance at Sweetwater. (L ro R) Paul Ranieri, Joe Deninzon, Lucianna Padmore, Aurelien Budynek.

In late October, Sweet Plantain did a string of shows with the the band Renaissance, led by the legendary Annie Haslam, with performances at Town Hall in NYC, Ridgefield Playhouse in CT, The Egg Theater in Albany, and the Keswick Theater in PA, where a live DVD was recorded, which can be pre-ordered on their website!

With keyboardist/Musical Director Rave Tesar

Our audience at The Egg Theater in Albany, NY

With Annie Haslam

Renaissance in rehearsal

Bows at the Keswick Theater

Stratospheerius would like to thank everyone who attended our big CD Release Halloween show on October 31st at The Shrine in NYC. Thank you also to Ad Astra and Van Davis for kicking off the night!

November had Stratospheerius playing CD release shows in Binghamton, NY and Wilbert’s in my hometown of Cleveland, followed by an incredible opportunity to open for the legendary guitar hero Gary Hoey kicking off his annual “Ho Ho Hoey” tour at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA! Thank you, Gary!
Here’s a clip of me sitting in with Gary and his band back in July playing “All Along the Watchtower.”

While all this was happening, Stratospheerius new album, “Guilty of Innocence” on Melodic revolution records, as well as our first single, Hysteria, has been garnering rave reviews!

Here are some highlights:

“When you put distorted guitars up against a violin you get magic. When you put a violin solo in a metal song, you get Fucking amazing shit! I love it when artists push the boundaries of what is perceived as the norm….. And I love it even more when it’s pure magic… I tip my hat and bow my head in awe ..”-Act/one Magazine. Read full review HERE

“Stratospheerius music is otherworldly!”They can tear out ear hairs and stomp them flat!…sounding both ahead of the curve and accessible at the same time. ”-#cirdecsongs. (www.proglodytes.com) Read full review HERE

 (Joe) Deninzon has been called the Jimi Hendrix of electric violin…Splashy and theatrical, Guilty of Innocence is a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in synch with one another!“ –Strings Magazine

“Guilty of Innocence is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to.-Zachary Nathanson
MUSIC FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM

“Joe Deninzon’s virtuosity is undeniable….It’s progressive music that’s not afraid of a catchy chorus. The 12 minute closing track, ”Soul Food” is a well crafted multi-tempo road trip. It ventures into magnum opus territory where 70’s rockers Kansas were at home…”
-Haydn Seek SkeletonPete.com

“Deninzon’s perfect vocal delivery and skills as a violinist. Stratospheerius is as tight as ever and really create a strong organic melody. Bravo! This is music!”
Warlock Asylum International News

Give the gift of music this holiday season, order/download/stream “Guilty of Innocence” TODAY on the following websites:

BANDCAMP:
https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/album/guilty-of-innocence
SPOTIFY
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Xl5vDO0kU1cL4I5cMnw1E
ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/guilty-of-innocence/id1266400538
CDBABY
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/joedeninzonstratospheeri5
Amazon
amzn.to/2wNvjpo

Check out the video for our first single off the album, “Hysteria!”

UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

Friday, Dec 15th with Stratospheerius at Olives.
118 N. Main St. Nyack, NY
With BLACK MOUNTAIN SYMPHONY & TRIO OF MADNESS
https://www.facebook.com/events/343288676127048/

Dec 16th NJ CD RELEASE PARTY with Piktors Metamorphosis. 2 PM. SPECIAL MATINEE SHOW!!!
NJ Proghouse Concert Series. Roxy & Dukes. Dunellen, NJ.
https://www.facebook.com/events/108880269857614/https://www.facebook.com/events/108880269857614/

For these shows, STRATOSPHEERIUS will be:

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Jason Gianni-drums (Neal Morse Band, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mark Wood Band)
Randy McStine-bass (LoFi Resistance, The Fringe, Stu Hamm, Vinnie Moore)
Michaelangelo Quirenale-guitar (Thrilldriver)

“WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF?” YOUR WARDROBE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” T-SHIRT!

These shirts come in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. ORDER TODAY!

FOR THE FIRST TIME, JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

I am proud to announce that I recently signed a deal with the wonderful Lynne Latham and Ludwig Masters, which will be publishing my sheet music. Here are the first two offerings: old warhorses from the early days of Stratospheerius, adapted for solo violin and string quartet.

SHOCK THERAPY FOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK

A hard-rockin’  solo  for violin and accompaniment CD. Accessible to advanced intermediate students who want to escape the classical box, but has plenty of pedagogical points too!

CD features Jason Gianni on drums, Aurelien Budynek on guitar, and Jamie Bishop on bass

Order HERE

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playshocktherapy

Here’s a video of Stratospheerius playing an excerpt of the song:

“WHAT’S THAT THANG?” FOR STRING QUARTET

Order HERE

This one is not for the meek, but will certainly impress your audience! In a “swunk” style, a combination of swing and funk, the quartet is featured individually with written out solos for all (of course you can improvise your own, with changes in the parts).

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playthatthang!

You can hear Sweet Plantain performing it at 7:20 in this video:

COMING SOON: NEW VIDEO FOR THE SONG

“BEHIND THE CURTAIN”

STRATOSPHEERIUS is excited to be working with legendary MTV producer David P. Levin and renowned actor Max McGuire for the upcoming video of our song “Behind the Curtain,” The opening track from “Guilty of Innocence.”
We will also be editing with David Milone, who worked on our Hysteria video. Thanks also to Dave Silver and Alpha Wave Studios in East Hanover, NJ. Here are some photos from the video shoot:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ROCK ON!!!!
-JD

www.joedeninzon.com
www.twitter.com/@joedeninzon
www.stratospheerius.com
Stratospheerius on twitter
Stratospheerius on Instagram
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius youtube page

Stratospheerius “Guilty of Innocence” now available on MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS

Stratospheerius “Guilty of Innocence” now available on MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS

Ladies and gentlemen, the new Stratospheerius album, “Guilty of Innocence,” is now available on Melodic Revolution Records!

http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/album/guilty-of-innocence

AVAILABLE NOW!!!

SPOTIFY
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Xl5vDO0kU1cL4I5cMnw1E

ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/guilty-of-innocence/id1266400538

CDBABY
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/joedeninzonstratospheeri5

Amazon USA
amzn.to/2wNvjpo

Amazon UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guilty-of-Innocence/dp/B00TM3D94U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506911817&sr=8-2&keywords=stratospheerius

Amazon Japan
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Guilty-Innocence-Joe-Deninzon-Stratospheerius/dp/B074J43DY6

“Guilty of Innocence is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to.”-Zachary Nathanson
MUSIC FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM

“Deninzon and company’s virtuosity is undeniable….It’s progressive music that’s not afraid of a catchy chorus. The 12 minute closing track “Soul Food” is a well crafted multi-tempo road trip. It ventures into magnum opus territory where ’70s rockers Kansas were at home…”
-Haydn Seek
SkeletonPete.com

“Deninzon’s perfect vocal delivery and skills as a violinist. Stratospheerius is as tight as ever and really create a strong organic melody. Bravo! This is music!”
Warlock Asylum International News

DENINZONEWS FALL 2017

DENINZONEWS FALL 2017

THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/VOCALIST/MANDOLINIST/COMPOSER JOE DENINZON

www.joedeninzon.com
www.twitter.com@joedeninzon

Greetings!

Hope you all had a great summer! Mine was highlighted by the completion of the new Stratospheerius CD, another amazing year teaching and performing at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp/Music Festival, residencies at Vance Music in Wichita, Got Strings Camp in Souderton, PA, performances with legendary KISS drummer Peter Criss, sitting in with guitar virtuoso Gary Hoey, and more… Many great experiences and many more to come! I am happy to announce that this next three months will be one of the busiest, and most productive periods EVER! Multiple tours, a new CD release three years in the making, new published pieces, concerto performances, festival appearances, teaching residencies, and more….

STRATOSPHEERIUS RELEASES “HYSTERIA” VIDEO AND SINGLE

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I proudly present to you, the first official video of Stratospheerius’ forthcoming album “Guilty of Innocence”  on Melodic Revolution Records.This is our re-imagined version of Muse’s classic, “Hysteria.”

Featuring: Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals
Aurelien Budynek-guitar
Lucianna F Padmore-drums
Jamie Bishop-bass

Engineered and mixed by Alex Salzman. Mastered by Rave Tesar.
Filmed by David Milone at Alpha Wave Studios in East Hanover, NJ. Thank you to David Silver and Addie Silver. Also, thank you to Nick Katona for signing us to his label, MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS!

HYSTERIA SINGLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AND STREAMING HERE!

Our new single, “Hysteria,” is also available at the links below for streaming and downloading:

Melodic Revolution Records website
SPOTIFY
Itunes
CDbaby

Pre-Order the new Stratospheeeiur CD, “Guilty of Innocence”  on BANDCAMP on Melodic Revolution Records!

Joe Deninzon returns to Grand Canyon Music Festival performing Electric Violin Concerto Performance & concert with ROBERT BONFIGLIO GROUP

Once again, I will be returning to the Grand Canyon Music Festival to perform with harmonica legend and festival founder, Robert Bonfiglio. I also have the honor of playing my Electric Violin Concerto “Dream Diary” with pianist Jon Klibonoff. 11 years ago, I co-founded the Grand Canyon School of Rock. This is a 1-week program for local high school kids where I, my partner guitarist Steve Benson, and local music teacher Bentley Monk put a 40-minute performance together in 3 days with kids who in some cases, have never played instruments before! It’s always a minor miracle when it comes together, but it always comes together. One of the most rewarding experiences that I get to relive every year!

Friday, Sept 1st, 7:30 P.M.
Performing with Robert Bonfiglio Group
Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon South Rim

Robert Bonfiglio-harmonica
Steve Benson-guitar
Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin/vocals
John Vail-bass

Saturday, September 2nd, 7:30 P.M.
Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon South Rim
Performing “Dream Diary: Concerto for 7-String Electric Violin” by Joe Deninzon and “Array of Irrevocable Light” by David Wallace

With Pianist Jon Klibonoff and Robert Bonfiglio on harmonica

Here’s a video of me and Steve Benson tearing it up on one of my favorite Mark O’Connor tunes at the Grand Canyon Music Fest a few years ago. Enjoy!

 

SWEET PLANTAIN FALL SOUTHERN TOUR

To all our friends in the Carolinas and Florida, Sweet Plantain is coming to your neck of the woods!

Wednesday, October 11th, 7:30 P.M.
Whitley Auditorium at Elon University
400 North O’Kelly Ave.
Elon, NC
https://www.facebook.com/events/839330499554062/?

Thursday, October 12th, 7:00 P.M.
The Peace Center at Gunter Theatre
800 Broad St.
Greenville, SC
https://www.facebook.com/events/350360852043998/?

Saturday, October 14th, 7:30 P.M.
Bailey Hall at Broward College
3501 Davie Rd.
Davie, FLA 33314
https://www.facebook.com/events/1207308496047513/?

www.sweetplantain.com
www.facebook.com/sweetplantain

Sweet Plantain is:
Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone
Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin
Orlando Wells-viola
Leo Grinhauz-cello

Here’s a video of Set Plantain performing live on The Sound Room, WEEU Reading, PA Sept 2016:

STRATOSPHEERIUS MIDWEST TOUR/PROGTOBERFEST/CD RELEASE PARTIES!

Stratospheerius is excited to be embarking on a tour to promote our upcoming release, “Guilty of Innocence”!
Joining us on some of these dates will be the incredible King Llama from LA and White Bush Unicorn from Madison, WI.

Thursday, October 19th, 12 P.M.
FREE “UNPLUGGED” lunchtime show at the Crescendo Club.
Sweetwater Headquarters
5501 U.S. 30
Ft. Wayne, IN
(800) 222-4700
https://www.sweetwater.com/tour/41/crescendo_club
https://www.facebook.com/events/805828439586365/?

Thursday, October 19th, 8 P.M.
New Paradigm Brewing
600 S. Main Street.
Elkhart, IN
574-295-8882
with Aisles from Chile and King Llama

Friday, October 20th, 8 P.M.
The Frequency
121 W. Main St.
Madison, WI
with King Llama and White Bush Unicorn
https://www.facebook.com/events/126079804675936/?

Saturday, October 21st, 6 P.M.
Performing at PROGTOBERFEST III
Reggie’s
2105 South State St.
Chicago, IL
We are honored to be in one of the greatest progressive rock festivals in the world, among such great artists like Mike Keneally, Dave Kerzner, Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Don Preston/Bunk Gardner/Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), and many more!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1823097938013575/?

Tuesday, October 31st, 8 P.M.-MIDNIGHT
NYC CD RELEASE PARTY FOR GUILTY OF INNOCENCE!

“NIGHT OF THE LVING SHRED” with
VALENCE & AD ASTRA
The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
NYC
212-690-7807
https://www.facebook.com/events/110062322946682/?

Friday, November 10th, 9 P.M.
CD RELEASE PARTY1

Cyber Cafe West
176 Main St.
Binghamton, NY
(607) 723-2456
https://www.facebook.com/events/650814041789128/?

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 8 P.M.
CD RELEASE PARTY!
Wilbert’s
812 Huron Rd.
Cleveland, OH
(216) 902-4663
https://www.facebook.com/events/1901425676811741/?
With special guest, EGO

Friday, December 15th, 10 P.M.
Olive’s
118 N. Main St.
Nyack, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/343288676127048/?

SWEET PLANTAIN & JOE DENINZON TOUR WITH RENAISSANCE: A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY WITH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Led by legendary vocalist Annie Haslam, Renaissance has had a 50-year history blending folk, rock, and classical music. Sweet Plantain is honored to be collaborating with this incredible band for some tour dates on the East Coast. These shows will be recorded for an upcoming concert DVD and will also feature Joe Deninzon as a special guest soloist on electric violin.

Thursday, October 26th, 8 P.M.
Ridgefield Playhouse
80 E Ridge St, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
https://www.facebook.com/events/1951734521778373/?

Friday, October 27th, 8 P.M.
Keswick Theatre
291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038
https://www.facebook.com/events/684391665083295/?

Saturday, October 28th, 7 P.M.
The Town Hall
123 W 43rd St, New York, New York 10036
https://www.facebook.com/events/757180567798295/?

Sunday, October 29th, 7 P.M.
The Egg Performing Arts Center
Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12220
https://www.facebook.com/events/828284794016298/?

Stay safe, stay hopeful, stay inspired, and I hope to see you all out in the REAL WORLD!

Love and blessings,
-JD

DENINZONEWS SUMMER 2017

DENINZONEWS SUMMER 2017

DENINZONEWS SUMMER 2017

THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/COMPOSER/VOCALIST/MANDOLINIST JOE DENINZON

www.joedeninzon.com

www.twitter.com/@joedeninzon

YO CATS!

Hope you’re firing up the grill, cause this will be one SIZZLING summer!

So much to do, so much to say….

A new publishing deal, a new record deal, playing with Peter Criss, teaching at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp, numerous other school/camp residencies, festival appearances, concerto performances, and I might even take a nap somewhere along the way!

JOE DENINZON SIGNS PUBLISHING DEAL WITH LUDWIG MASTERS

I am excited to announce that I’ve just signed a publishing deal with LudwigMasters Publications for the string quartet arrangement of my song, “What’s That Thang?” and a play-along CD of my song “Shock Therapy.”

You can hear Sweet Plantain performing my arrangement of “What’s That Thang” at 7:20 in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz2nwo5rB2w

Here’s Stratospheerius performing “Shock Therapy.” (The song, not the treatment, haha!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2OftiKL48E

I’ll be sure to let folks know as soon as these become available for sale. I look forward to working with Ludwig and hopefully releasing more arrangements in the future!

STRATOSPHEERIUS to RELASE NEW CD/SIGNS WITH MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS

Ladies & Gentlemen,

IT’S OFFICIAL!

After 3 years of writing/recording, STRATOSPHEERIUS is will be releasing our new album, “Guilty of Innocence,” on September 29th, and we are proud to announce that we are signing a deal with Melodic Revolution Records, run by our good friend, Nick Katona!

Please like   on Facebook!

In the next few weeks, we will be sending info on pre-orders/CD release parties, etc. So stay tuned…

Here’s a teaser: The cover was drawn by my 8-year old son, Max Deninzon.

We can’t tell you how proud we are of this album and cannot wait to unleash it upon the Earth! We really think you’ll dig it.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Friday June 9th, 7-8 PM

SWEET PLANTAIN with ANNA POVICH DE MAYOR

Em Lee Concert Hall at Turtle Bay Music School

244 East 52nd St. NYC

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-series-concert-anna-povich-de-mayor-flute-tickets-34806233381/amp

From the streets of Rio to the Concert Hall-

An evening of popular and Classical Latin American chamber music presented by flutist Anna Povich de Mayor

with special guests

Sweet Plaintain String Quartet

Works by Villa Lobos, Ginastera, Piazzolla, Pixinguinha, and more

Sweet Plantain is:

Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone

Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin

Orlando Wells-viola

Leo Grinhauz-cello

 

Saturday, June 17th, 7:00 P.M.

JOE DENINZON performs with PETER CRISS (ORIGINAL DRUMMER from KISS!)

Cutting Room

44 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10010

http://thecuttingroomnyc.com

I am psyched be leading the string section for the legendary PETER CRISS (original KISS drummer) at The Cutting Room in NYC on June 17th with musical director Alex Salzman (Engineer for the upcoming Stratospheerius CD), with Patrice Jackson-Tilghman-cello, Katie Jacoby-violin, & Meg Okura-violin. Having been a rabid KISS fan since age 14, I know I’ll be pinching myself all day and this will be an experience I’ll never forget!

http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/1470513/?utm_source=fb1

Friday, June 23rd

Sonic Voyage Fest presents

Stratospheerius, Trio of Madness, and Thrilldriver at Olive’s

118 N Main St. Nyack, NY
10 P.M.
On 6/23, Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon-Viper 7-string electric violin/mandolin/lead vocals
Michelangelo Quirinale-guitar/vocals
Paul Ranieri-bass/vocals
Jason Gianni-drums/vocals

Friday, June 30th, 3-4 P.M.

Workshop/concert with string students at Dwight Englewood School.
315 E Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631

July 9-15th,

MARK WOOD ROCK ORCHESTRA CAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL

I am honored to be returning to teach and perform at the 8th annual Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp & Music Festival.
Mark Wood is a pioneer in the electric string world, bothers a player, educator, and inventor of my weapon of choice, the 7-string “Viper” violin. If you are a string player (or any instrumentalist) interested in exploring the world of rock, improv, jazz, funk, blues, learning about electronics and recording technology, songwriting, stage presence, music business, and much more, I guarantee you will not find a camp like this ANYWHERE in the world! I am also blessed to be surrounded by such inspiring colleagues/teachers, like Val Vigoda, Dr. David Wallace, Chuck Bontrager, Matt Vanacoro, and Greg Byers.

Sign up TODAY!! www.mwroc.com

Sunday, July 16th

Joe Deninzon performance/clinic at  Music

Workshop 4-5 P.M.
Concert 6-7 PM
Faith Renewal Church
2000 N. Maize Rd.Wichita,KS 67212
For more information, please visit

July 28-29th, Joe Deninzon Residency/Performance at Got Strings Summer Camp

I am honored and excited to be returning to work with the wonderful young string players led by Dierdre Edgell.

Souderton Mennonite Church

105 W. Chestnut St. Souderton, PA 18964

Performance on Saturday, July 29th.

10 A.M. performance with Orchestra.2 P.M. FREE Joe Deninzon solo performance

For more information, please visihttp://gotstrings.com/summer-camp.html

August 28th-Sept 2nd, Residency at GRAND CANYON MUSIC FESTIVAL

Once again, I will be returning to the Grand Canyon to teach the School of Rock program I co-founded in 2007, alongside my partners in crime; guitarist Steve Benson and local music teacher Bentley Monk.
On Friday, Sept 1st, Steve and I will join harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio at the Shrine of the Ages on the South Rim to perform some blues, jazz, rock, and classical crossover music.
On Saturday, Sept 2nd, I will be joined by pianist Jon Klibonoff to perform selections from my Electric Violin Concerto, which I premiered with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra in 2015, as well as other original music for electric violin. Here are excerpts of the premiere, under the baton of Douglas Droste:

PERFORMANCES with ROBERT BONFIGLIO,
GRAND CANYON SCHOO OF ROCK, ELECTRIC VIOLIN CONCERTO with JON KLIBONOFF
 
Hope to see you out there.
Have a great summer!!
 
Love,
-JD

DENINZONEWS SPRING 2017

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ALL ABOUT VIOLINIST/VOCALIST/COMPOSER/MANDOLINIST

JOE DENINZON

SPRING 2017

www.twitter.com/@joedeninzon

Greetings!

Happy Spring! Hope you are all continuing to stay positive, stand up for what you believe in, and spread love and beautiful vibrations throughout the universe. Here are some things I’ve already cooked and am currently in the process of cooking up for your consumption in the coming warm months:

WHAT’S COOKED

Sycamore and SEE1

On February 24th, I returned for the third year in a row to Sycamore High School in Blue Ash, OH near Cincinnatti to work with the incredibly talented young musicians in  SEE1 (Sycamore Electric Ensemble).  Under the incredible direction of David Smarelli, the kids worked hard to prepare a two-hr concert of music by Stratospheerius, AC/DC, Heart, Aerosmith, Michael Jacks, Jean Lucianna Ponty, Fall Out Boy, Soundgarden, and more… 

Mr. Smarelli is retiring after 35 years of teaching. I want to express my gratitude andwish him well. This was an inspiring collaboration I will never forget!

Asta 2017

On March 4th, I gave a presentation on “How to Read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets” at the annual ASTA (American String Teachers Conference) in Pittsburg, PA. The topic is a gaping hole in the education of many string players and my class was well attended. Afterwards, I showed my gratitude to artist rep Lyris Hung and D’Addario for sponsoring my class by doing an impromptu performance at their booth. Here is what went down:

The world of Stratospheerius

Stratospheerius played two shows at Olive’s in Nyack (Feb 10th) and The Shrine in NYC (March 9th) billed as Night of the Living Shred, with two incredible bands, Ad Astra and Valence. We will be repeating this party at the Shrine on Halloween night, 2017. Stay tuned…

Stratospheerius also recently performed on March 18thwith Trio of Madness for their CD Release party at the NJ Proghouse at Roxy & Duke’s in Dunellen, NJ. Here are some pics from the show, courtesy of JP Fitzgerald:

We are currently negotiating a record deal with a very cool indy label (TBA) and are in the final mixing/editing stages of the last two songs on the record. Stay tuned for updated, samples, etc….

FAKE 45

On March 8th, my new solo cello piece, “Fake 45,” was premiered by the incredible Craig Hultgren as part of the annual Composers Concordance Festival in NYC. Thank you to Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper for the opportunity. Video is forthcoming…

WHAT’S COOKING

Upcoming Stratospheerius shows

Thursday, April 13th, 7:30 P.M.

 89 N Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772
 
Friday, June 23rd, 10 PM
 
Stratospheerius, Trio of Madness, & Thrilldriver
118 North Main St.
Nyack, NY
 
Stratospheerius to Perform at PROGTOBERFEST 2017 IN CHICAGO!
 
An amazing festival that is quickly becoming the premier prog rock festival in the Midwest! We are honored to be on the bill alongside great artists like Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, Mike Keneally, Nick D’Virgillio, Randy McStine, Thank You Scientist, and Consider the Source!
 
Our set is on Saturday Night October 21st at 6 PM.
2105 South State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312-949-0120
 
LIKE us on FACEBOOK
 
FOLLOW us on TWITTER
 
Stratospheerius musicians include:
 
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals/mandolin
Aurelien Budynek-Michelangelo Quirenale-guitar
Jamie Bishop/Gary Pickard/Paul Ranieri-bass
Lucianna Padmore/Jason Gianni/Keny Grohowski/Patrick Carmichael-drums
 
You never know who’s gonna show up…
 

EDUCATION STATION

 
Thank you to STRINGS MAGAZINE for publishing my essay, “10 Tips for the 21st Century String Player” this past month. Read it HERE!
 

Joe Deninzon returns to teach/perform at 

Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp/Festival

July 9th-15th

Mark Wood

When I was 17, I was a misfit at my high school A violin nerd who had a deep love for Led Zeppelin,. Rush, Kiss, ACDC, Zappa, and wanted to rock out! If only a camp like this existed when I was 17, I would have been all over it! I see my younger self in every kid who attends. There really is a familial atmosphere and I have made lasting friendships with campers, teachers, and fellow colleagues who are a part of this incredible experience! It is not just for string geeks; guitarists, bassists, singers, drummers, keyboard players, teachers and students of all ages are welcome! I can’t speak enough about what a game changer this week has been for so many musicians and can be for you! Mark Wood is a legendary player/teacher/composer in his own right and designed the 7-string Viper electric violin which I have been playing for two decades! I am honored and excited to be coming back for my 7th year as a faculty member at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp/Music Festival! Register today at:

WWW.MWROC.COM

Check out this excerpt of “Dream Diary: Concerto for Seven-String Electric Violin and Orchestra,” by Joe Deninzon 

Performed by Muncie Symphony Orchestra. musical Director, Douglas Droste.

See ya out there!
 
Love and peace,
-JD 
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DENINZONEWS WINTER 2017

DENINZONEWS WINTER 2017

The latest on Violinist/vocalist/composer/mandolinist Joe Deninzon

WWW.JOEDENINZON.COM

WWW.TWITTER.COM/JOEDENINZON

WWW.JOEDENINZON.BANDCAMP.COM

Happy New Year, everyone! 2016 was a crazy year, to say the least. With the divisive presidential election, and the tremendous losses in the the world of film and music, here’s hoping 2017 is a better year for all of us. I know it’s hard to be optimistic in these troubled times, but I Joe Deninzon, am a stubborn, idealistic, optimistic dreamer, proudly so til my dying day!

On a personal level, I got to do some very cool things in 2016 for which I am grateful:

I ran the NYC Marathon for the first time, had some incredibly inspiring residencies at the Grand Canyon Music Festival, Highland School in Medina, OH, Sycamore HS in Cincinnatti, OH. Another great year teaching and playing at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp. Unforgettable performances by Sweet Plantain in NYC, NJ, St. John, St. Thomas, Grand Canyon. Performances with Circuline at ROSfest. Stratospheerius Midwest tours and appearances in Maine, NY, NJ, Connecticut. 

This year promises more touring with Sweet Plantain and Stratospheerius, more studio work, collaborations, residencies and teaching opportunities, and … (drumroll please), the release of the new STRATOSPHEERIUS CD (hopefully) in the fall. Stay tuned…

I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy 2017! Stand up for what you believe in, try to talk to people you may not necessarily agree with, communicate and spread love, and always seek inspiration and never lose hope.

GENERAL NEWS

STRATOSPHEERIUS is NOW on TWITTER. Follow us www.twitter.com/@stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon Electric Violin Concerto

In September of 2015, I played the world premier of my “Dream Diary: Concerto for Seven-String Electric Violin and Orchestra,” With the Muncie Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Douglas Droste. After a lengthy editing process and clearance from the orchestra’s management, I can now share this  highlight reel of the concerto. I am working on getting the piece played by many different players and orchestras worldwide. Stay tuned for updates! If you would like to see/hear the whole 30-minute performance, please contact me.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Saturday, January 28th

SWEET PLANTAIN performs @

January THAW Music Festival

715 Grand Ave

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

https://www.facebook.com/events/343643429351682/

Thursday, Feb 9th 7 P.M.

Bergen Arts presents Sweet Plantain @ Saint Peter’s University

St. Aedan’s Parish

800 Bergen Ave.

Jersey City, NJ

https://www.facebook.com/events/1192242457523379/

www.sweetplantain.com

www.facebook.com/sweetplantain

www.twitter.com/@sweetplantain

Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin/vocals

Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone

Leo Grinhauz-cello

Orlando Wells-viola

Friday, Feb 10th

“NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHRED!

Featuring STRATOSPHEERIUS, AD ASTRA and VALENCE

Friday, Feb 10th. 10 PM-2 AM

Olive’s

118 N Main St.

Nyack, NJ

https://www.facebook.com/events/711897165629545/https://www.facebook.com/events/253974885032457/

Thursday, March 9th

“NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHRED!

STRATOSPHEERIUS, AD ASTRA and VALENCE

8-11 PM

THE SHRINE

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

New York, NY 10030

https://www.facebook.com/events/1242280195864488/

For these shows, STRATOSPHEERIUS IS:

Joe Deninzon/electric violin/lead vocals/mandolin

Lucianna Padmore-drums

Jamie Bishop/Gary Pickard-bass

Michelangelo Quirenale-guitar

Friday, February 24th, Joe Deninzon residency/performance with Sycamore HS Electric Ensemble in Blue Ash, OH.

For the third year in a row, I am psyched to return to Sycamore HS in Cincinnatti to rock out with the SEE1 band and perform music by Fallout Boy, Aerosmith, Heart, ACDC, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, and Stratospheerius!

Friday, Feb 24th 7:30 P.M.

Sycamore High School

7400 Cornell Rd.

Montgomery, OH 45242

Saturday, March 4th. Joe Deninzon returns to ASTA conference

The ASTA (American String Teachers Association) conference is like the NAMM show for string geeks. I have been honored to be asked back for the sixth time to to a workshop there. This year, I will be demonstrating to string players how to read chord charts and lead sheets, a skill I feel is severely lacking among string players and greatly in need for all musicians! 

My workshop will be on Saturday, March 4th at 8:15 AM

at David L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA

1000 Ft Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

For more information, please visit www.astaweb.com/NationalConference

JOE DENINZON NEW SOLO LOOP VIDEOS

I recently recorded a bunch of solo electric violin loop videos. Here are the first two finished edits: DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean,” and  (in honor of his 75th birthday), Chick Corea’s “Armando’s Rhumba.” 

CAKE BY THE OCEAN by DNCE

ARMANDO’S RHUMBA by Chick Corea

Sweet Plantain performing on “The Sound Rom.” 9/19/16
WEEU Reading, PA
the sound room featuring sweet plantain

Give the string player in your life new abilities to rock out and blow people’s minds!

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 plugging_in
 
Hope to see you all out there at my shows!
 
Rock on!
-JD
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