DENINZONEWS FALL 2018

DENINZONEWS FALL 2018
All the news that’s fit to print about electric violinist/vocalist/composer
Joe Deninzon

Photo by Adam Brett Schnee

GREETINGS!

JD here getting back in the swing of things. Hope you’r summer was fulfilling and full of beauty and discovery.
I’ve had a whirlwind summer! Here are some highlights:
-June 28th: Performing with legendary rapper 50 Cent at Radio City Music Hall in June for the Season 5 premier of his show, Power.
-July 9-16: Returning once again to a place that never ceases to inspire me as an artist and teacher; the Mark Wood Rock Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festival in Olathe, KS, followed by another clinic/performance at Vance Music in Wichita. Thanks to Mark Wood, Laura Kaye, all my colleagues, Rex, Marissa, and the whole Vance family.
-July 22:  Performing once again at Vail Jazz Festival in Vail, CO with the amazingly talented Mark Diamond-bass, Dru Heller-drums, and Justin Allison-guitar. Thank you to Roger Stone for having me back!
-August: Returning for the 18th year to the Grand Canyon Music Festival teaching at School of Rock and performing with renowned harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio and my partner in crime, guitarist Steve Benson. Thanks to local musicians Brian Stone on drums, and bassist John Vail and our dear friend Bentley Monk for being essential to the School of Rock Program.

WHAT’S NEXT?–a hole bunch of STUFF! (read below..)

Photo by Heather Cobb Isbell

STRATOSPHEERIUS VINYL RELEASE PARTY & PROGSTOCK PERFORMANCE

PRE-ORDER NOW!!!!!

Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce that Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius will release the LP of their highly acclaimed fifth album “Guilty of Innocence” a year after the official CD release via Melodic Revolution Records. The ten-track LP will include a download card of the album and will join the already released CD and Digital album.

Pre-Orders of the Guilty of Innocence LP are exclusively available via the Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Bandcamp https://joedeninzonstratospheerius.bandcamp.com/…/guilty-of… Along with the CD and Digital album.

VINYL RELEASE PARTY OCT 4TH IN NYC!

We will be celebrating our Vinyl release/kicking off the PROGSTOCK weekend on Thursday, October 4th with a SONC VOYAGES show at the SHRINE with 3 incredible bands: Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams, 2 Birds Band, and Book of Harmony!
https://www.facebook.com/events/292911334631639/

Stratospheerius is honored and thrilled performing a very special midnight party at ProgStock Festival, North America’s newest Progressive Rock Festival.

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS TO PERFORM AT PROGSTOCK OCT 6th

ProgStock 2018 is a 3-day music festival that takes place October 5-7, 2018.
It starts at 3 PM on October 5, and runs through 11 PM October 7 at the Union County Performing Arts Center Rahway, NJ.

Music and astounding performances will grace the stage for three days. World-class musicians and fans hailing from many countries throughout the world will gather to play and enjoy time with one another. Located near Newark Int’l Airport and New York City, it’s a quick train ride right into Rahway on NJ Transit from Penn Station or the airport!
Visit ProgStock.com for all the details you could ever need!

ProgStock 3-Day Pass: Enjoy ProgStock 2018 for all 3 days from one of the best seats in the house! Choose your favorite seat within our amazing theater at an unbelievably low price…and act fast, because these 3-day passes will only be available until September 11, 2018!
$195 for orchestra/loge, $165 for mezzanine.
On September 11, 2018 at 12PM, single-day passes will become available.

Ticket URL: http://www.progstock.com/2018/tickets-donations/
https://www.facebook.com/events/164321484245827/

STRATOSPHERERIUS is:

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
Jason Gianni-drums
Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar
Paul Ranieri-bass

ELECTRIC VIOLIST/PROFESSOR RUDOLF HACKEN TO PERFORM DENINZON “DREAM DIARY” CONCERTO OCT 25TH

This past April, I had the pleasure of doing a residency/solo live looping performance at the University of Champaign Urbana, on the invitation of professor Rudolph Haken, who is an incredible Viper player/composer in his own right. I am honored that Mr. Hacken is taking the time to learn my 30-minute “Dream Diary” Electric Violin concerto, and will be performing it on Thursday, October 25th at a solo recital on the Intrepid in NYC! Here is a link with all the info about the concert, below which is a highlights reel from the world premier of the concert in 2015 with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra user the baton of Maestro Douglas Droste.

https://with.illinois.edu/new-york-city-with-illinois-campaign-celebration/

JOE DENINZON & SWEET PLANTAIN PERFORM WITH RENAISSANCE



Sweet Plantain is excited to once again join the legendary Annie Haslam and Renaissance for a Symphonic Journey on Saturday, Nov 17th at the Scottish Rite Auditorium.
315 White Horse Pike. Collingswood, NJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/495233144213222/

Look for the upcoming LIVE DVD release of our performance at Keswick Theater last year, available soon at: http://renaissancetouring.com

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

RAVE REVIEWS KEEP COMING IN FOR STRATOSPHEERIUS GUILTY OF INNOCENCE

Prog Archives 

“…all of the music is highly melodic, and just so damn enjoyable to listen to. It is polished, it is powerful, and I find it impossible to listen to it without moving some part of my body. This is infectious, with no cure in sight. The arrangements are tight, everyone bounces off each other, and is one of the most poptastic progressive album one is likely to come across.”

Prognosis.com

Guilty of Innocence is an album that should please fans of hard and heavy jazz-funk, but the enthusiastic progressive rock fan should also find much to enjoy in it too.”

Dutch website DPRP.net

“Being called the Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin is something Deninzon can be very proud of and he showcases this and more of his talent on his latest release onGuilty of Innocence. The sheer mastery of the instruments and in particular the violin of Deninzon himself is remarkable!”

Buy/Stream “Guilty of Innocence” NOW on:

BANDCAMP:

SPOTIFY

ITUNES

CDBABY

Amazon

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/2018-023

“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:

Peace and love,

-JD

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www.stratospheerius.com
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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 performing with Alessandra Belloni at Cathedral of St.John the Divine

Friday, June 29th. 8 PM
TARANTATA-SPIDER DANCE!
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave. NYC
For more info, please visit: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10298656

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 Returns to Grand Canyon Music Festival for School of Rock/Robert Bonfiglio performances

For the 18th year,I will once again be returning to one of my favorite places on Earth, the Grand Canyon, for the annual Grand Canyon Music Festival. Performing at Shrine of the Ages (South Rim) with legendary harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio, with Steve Benson on Guitar. Friday, August 31st and Saturday, Sept 1st. 7:30 P.M.

For more information, visit: www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org

I also have the pleasure of working with Steve on the Grand Canyon School of Rock program I co-founded in 2006, where we put a band together and do 1 40 minute program with local high school kids. Truly one of the highlights of my year!

“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:

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!

Joe Deninzon special guest on new Circuline Live CD/DVD

In May 0f 2016, I had the honor of sitting in as a guest artists with the awesome prog band Circuline at ROSfest at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA. Their new DVD, “LIVE MAJESTIK,”  is now available! Order your copy HERE!

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
Stratospheerius on Instagram
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

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