DENINZONEWS WINTER/SPRING 2020

All the News that’s fit to print about violinist/composer/singer/mandolinist Joe Deninzon

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to the roaring twenties!
I’m getting ready to play some swing fiddle on a LOT of Great Gatsby-themed parties in the next ten years. Hey, it could be worse…

Hope you had a wonderful Holiday season and are ready to turn a new page in the new decade. Despite all the fucked up things going on in the world, I remain hopeful that we will learn total care of our planet and show each other some respect and compassion. Call me an idealistic fool, but I wear my idealism like a badge of honor!

Anyway, enough of my rambling.

Nah, here’s more rambling…

Looking back on the past decade, it’s been a wild ride!
2 kids, 3 albums, a book, a violin concerto, new bands, new friendships formed, and some of the greatest recording and touring experiences of my life!

Highlights of my 2019:

Celebrating 20 years of marriage with the lovely violinist/NY Philharmonic member Yulia Ziskel!

Hanging out with my musical heroes and Playing on Cruise to the Edge with In Continuum featuring Dave Kerzner Steve Hackett Michael Sadler Jon Davison Randy McStine Marco Minnemann Nick D’Virgilio The McBroom Sisters Fernando Perdomo Leticia Wolf Gabriel Agudo Ruti Celli and Kaitlin Wolfberg.

Appearing on four of the year’s critic’s choice best prog albums: In Continuum “Acceleration Theory Part I & II,Fernando Perdomo :Out to Sea II, and Thank You Scientist “Terraformer.”

Playing with The Who at Madison Square Garden & Jones Beach!

Playing with Kurt Elling (with Deedee Bridgewater and Ben Vereen) at Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Working on the underscore to “The Rose Tatoo” on Broadway starring Marissa Tomei with Alessandra Belloni

Co-writing & producing “The Greatest Lives” with Anne Leighton featuring Carmine Appice on drums and Thembeka Mnguni on vocals!
https://soundcloud.com/leighto…/the-greatest-lives-with-band

Touring as concertmaster with Renaissance for their 50th anniversary tour with my brothers in Sweet Plantain.

Releasing the first single, “Impostor,” with the new lineup of Stratospheerius on Melodic Revolution Records with Jason Gianni Paul Ranieri Michelangelo Quirinale.
https://joedeninzonstratospheerius.bandcamp.com/tr…/impostor

Playing the main stage with Stratospheerius at ProgStock Festival the biggest Progressive rock festival in the Northeast U.S!

Publishing my string quartet, “Benson Burner Boogaloo” with Ludwig Masters/JW Pepper.
https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp…

Having my “Dream Diary” Electric Violin Concerto performed by Rudolf Haken and my piece “Electric Lake of Soul” performed by renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

Teaching/performing residencies with
Northside HS in San Antonio, TX with Heather Newman Gonzalez Angelica Guerra
Highland School in Medina, Oh Rachel Martin Gamin
East brunswick HS Arvin Gopal
Vance Music in Wichita, KS
Arlington HS with Sweet Plantain in LaGrangevile, NY
American String Teachers Conference Albuquerque, NM
Fiddle Hell Massachusettsl in Westport, Mass

Teaching and playing at MWROC Music Festival my favorite week of the year!

Performing and teaching at the Grand Canyon Music Festival with Robert Bonfiglio.

Playing at Vail Jazz festival in Co with Mark Diamond trio.

Playing with Brooklyn Raga Massive Mahavishnu Orchestra/Shakti/McLaughlin tribute,

While 2019 will be a hard year to live up to, I got many projects cooking on multiple burners, so stay tuned…..

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius post-holiday sale!

MAJOR discounts on  CD’s. vinyl, mugs, t-shirts, and more!
visit: www.stratospheerius.bandcamp.com
LIMITED TIME Sale ends at the end of January!

BUY A MUG, send us your Mug shots, and we will post on our instagram! 

Upcoming performances

Sunday,Jan 12
Playing with Brooklyn Raga Massive
celebrating the music of John McLaughlin,Mahavishnu Orchestra, & Shakti
55 bar (55 Christopher St. NYC)
2 sets: 9:15 & 10 PM
with: Joe Deninzon-violin, Premick Russel Tubbs (original Mahavishnu member)-sax, Neil Murgay-sitar, Vin Scialla-drums, Dan Asher-bass, Dr. David Ullman-guitar

Thursday, Jan 23rdSweet Plantain makes it’s debut at the Fever Up Candlelight Concert Series
Middle Collegiate Church (50 East 7th St. NYC)
7-10:30 P.M.
BUY TICKETS HERE!!

Friday, Jan 30 7 P.M. Residency with Ridge View High School Orchestra Columbia, SC with director Phillip Pagal
4801 Hard Scrabble Rd.
Columbia, SC 29229
Honored to be conducting/performing my arrangements with this talented group of young musicians.

Feb 27 Sonic Voyage Fest presents: STRINGFEST II

Echo of the Ghost (7 P.M.)
Susan Aquila Band (8 P.M.)
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius (9 P.M.)I’m starting a tradition of mini-electric and eclectic string festivals. The concept is an evening of bands playing original music led or comprised of creative electric string players who push the boundaries of their instruments. We had a great first mini-fest last year at DROM with Mazz Swift, 2 Birds Band, and Seven Suns. The sequel will feature Stratospheerius along with 2 of my favorite electric violinists/songwriters/friends; Susan Aquila and Claudia Chopek.

March 5-7: ASTA (American String Teachers) National Conference in Orlando, FLA.
Hyatt Regency Hotel (9801 International Dr. Orlando, FL)
Order of events:
Thursday March 5th 2:45-3:45 P.M. Teaching masterclass open to attendees.
Thursday March 5th 8 P.M. Performing all-star triple bill with violinist Jesus Florido and Tracy Silverman! 
Friday, March 6th 2:45-3:45 P.M. Live Loop clinic
Saturday, March 7th 1:30 P.M. Panel on effects for electric strings hosted by Julie Lyonn Liberman

March 11-14, Sonic Voyage Fest Tour with Potters Daughter & Dark Beauty
Stratospheerius is honored and excited to tour with our label mates at Melodic Revolution Records! More details forthcoming…

Wed, March 11th: Debonair Music Hall (1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666)
Thur, March 12th: Bushwick Publick house (1288 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221)
Friday, March 13 TBA
Saturday March 14th TBA

New Recordings

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius new single, “Impostor” on Melodic Revolution Records


If you haven’t already, stream (or better yet, download) the new Stratospheerius single, Impostor.
Featuring: Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals, Jason Gianni-drums, Michelangelo Quirinale-guitar, Paul Ranieri-bass, Bill Hubauer (Neal Morse Band)-keyboards, Randy McStine-guitar/vocals
Recorded by Rave Tesar (Renaissance). Mixed and Mastered by Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Flying Colors, Neal MKorse, Trans Atlantic, Dream Theater, Tears for Fears)

ZAPPA COVER ALERT!

My friend and brother Matt Bell has released this killer version of “My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama,” with guest appearances by yours truly, ThatViolaKid Patrick Contreras and Ross Holmes.

The Greatest Lives

Earlier last year, I was blessed to collaborate on this song with my friend and manager Anne Leighton. The lyrics she sent me were inspired by her hero Muhammad Ali, and deal with overcoming your worse fears and personal demons to live your best life and inspire others. She recently launched an indiegogo campaign to help promote the song. We had the privilege of Thembeka (Universal artist/winner of the Voice South Africa) to grace us with her incredible voice, and the legendary Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck,Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osborne) to play drums. Engineered by Dale Wardell, Mixed by Alex Salzman, mastered by Fred Kevorkian. Check it out!

The Greatest Lives

In Continuum 

I’m honored to have participated on one of the best Prog albums of 2019 with an all-star cast. Keyboardist/singger/songwriter/producer Dave Kerzner released the sci fi concept albums, Acceleration Theory Part I & II in 2019, and I contributed strings to both projects. Musicians on the album include Michael Sadler (lead singer of Saga), Jon Davidson (lead singer of Yes), Steve Hacket (original Genesis guitarist), drummer Marco Minneman (Joe Satriani, Aristocrats), drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard, Big Big Train), singers The McBroom Sisters (Pink Floyd), bassist Matt Dorsey, guitarists Randy McStine and Fernando Perdomo, and singers Gabriel Agudo and Leticia Wolf!

TPM Top Keys of 2019

Joe Deninzon Published Sheet Music

Attention string players!
Check out my original compositions available on from Lathasm Music/JW pepper. My latest is a “Sidewinder”-style funky jazz string quartet titled “Benson Burner Boogaloo.”
BUY SHEET MUSIC HERE!

New Projects

We are currently hard at work filming and editing the video for Stratospheerius “Impostor,” with videographer David P. Levin, who produced our video for “Behind the Curtain”

 

Here is the full performance of my “Dream Diary Electric Violin Concerto” by Prof Rudolf Haken!

Finally, check out this bootleg video of Stratospheerius performing our song, “Game of Chicken” live at Progstock Oct 13, 2019. Union County Performing Arts Center.

We are also putting the finishing touches on three new tracks that will be a part of the next Stratospheerius album. At least one will be released as another single until the album comes out. Also writing new music we plan to record.

I will soon be launching patreon account and look forward to the opportunity to share my day to day musical activities, projects, and general thoughts with you. Stay tuned…

Peace, love, and music,
-JD

 

 

 

 

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS & UPCOMING SHOWS

DENINZONEWS NOVEMBER 2019

 

The latest on violinist Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

GREETINGS, FRIENDS!

Fall has been jam packed for Stratospheerius. We recently had the honor of performing alongside bands like Saga, Nekrar, Discipline, and Joe Getter at Progstock, the biggest Progressive Rock Festival in the Northeast United States!
Here are some photos from our show and meet n greet! Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts to Tom Palmieri and Ann Rinaldi for this incredible opportunity! Thank you to our videographer David P. Levin for creating 75 minutes of mind-blowing backdrop footage for our performance! Also, thank you for the tireless crew of volunteers backstage, which includes Ray Loboda, Scot Corcoran, Alan Benjamin, Jim Robinson, Jason Kresge, Joel Simchas, and a slew of other folks who were involved!
  

NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS SINGLE, “IMPOSTOR!” from
MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We our proud to release our new single, “IMPOSTOR!” Please stream it, download it, and she it with your friends!

Engineered by Rave Tesar (Renaissance)
Mixed and Mastered by Rich Mouser
Written by Joe Deninzon

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

Special guests:
Bill Hubauer (Neal Morse Band)-keyboards
Randy McStine-guitar/background vocals

GET A CUP OF JOE!

Enjoy sipping your morning coffee in these sleek mugs with our logo, a shape of the Viper electric violin, and bow!
Order yours TODAY! https://stratospheerius.bandcamp.com/merch/stratospheerius-mugs


Joe Deninzon & STRATOSPHEERIUS NY-AREA MUG RELEASE PARTIES COMING UP THIS WEEK AND NEXT!

This Friday, Nov 1st. 9 P.M.
Sonic Voyage Fest presents: Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, Randy McStine, Mile Marker Zero, & Joe Piteo’s Binary Beats
Olives
118 N. Main St.
Nyack, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/676615799517528/

Monday, Nov 4th
Randy Mcstine (9 P.M.)
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius ( 10 P.M.)
The Bitter End
147 Bleeker St.
New York, NY
10012

Saturday, Nov 16th. Joe Deninzon performing with keyboardist Neil Alexander  at Skip Fest

 

I am excited to once again have the opportunity to perform my solo electric violin show at Skipfest, followed by a duo performance with legendary keyboardist/composer Neil Alexander, and later sitting in with his band, “Nail.”
Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 George St , Allendale NJ. 3 P.M.
Music by Joe Deninzon, Tracy Silverman, The Polcice, Jaco Pastorius, Neil Alexander, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Luiz Simas, Paganini, Mark O’Connor, David Wallace, and more!

We leave you with an oldie but a goodie. Here’s our performance of our song, “Release,” filmed by our friend Julia Gillies from the audience.

 

DENINZONEWS FALL 2019

All the News that’s fit to print about Vioinist/Composer/Mandolinist/Vocalist Joe Deninzon

Greetings, friends!

It’s hard to believe the summer is over! It flew by in a flash. In my case, a whirlwind of gigs, travel for business and pleasure, and many beautiful experiences both musical and non-musical.

Highlights include:

-Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp/Music Festival, where I have been fortunate to teach and perform since 2011. My favorite week of the year with my extended family of friend and colleagues.

-Teaching School of Rock & Performing for my 20th year with Robert Bonfiglio and Steve Benson at the Grand Canyon Music Festival.

-Performing for the Vail Valley Jazz Festival with the Mark Diamond Trio, BLT band with Tony Gulizia and other wonderful musicians.

-Playing at Madison Square Garden & Jones Beach with The Who!

-Mixing the new Stratospheerius single, Impostor, which will be unleashed on the world at Progstock on Columbus Day Weekend. More on that in a bit…

Fall is kicking my ass! Here are some of the things I’m involved with:

Stratospheerius to perform at Progstock!

Stratospheerius is honored and excited to be performing on the main stage at Progstock!

Progstock is the premier progressive rock festival in the Northeaster United States, founded by our good friend Tom Palmieri.
The event takes place at the Union County Performing arts Center in Rahway, NJ from Friday, October 11-Sunday October 13th

Stratospheephius performs on Sunday, October 13th at 1:30 PM, but you should BUY TICKETS NOW and spend the whole weekend to hear these other incredible bands, who we are proud to share the stage with:

Brand X, Saga, Nektar, Jane Getter band, Randy McStine, Rachel Flowers, and many more…

Stratospheerius new single Impostor!

Yes folks, it took us a while but we HAVE NEW MUSIC!!! This marks the recording premier of the new lineup of Stratospheerius, featuring:

Joe Deninzon-Electric violin/lead vocals
Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar/vocals
Paul Ranieri-Bass/vocals
Jason Gianni-drums/vocals

In May, we laid the groundwork for four new tracks, which will eventually become a part of our next record. In the meantime, we have created an 8-minute monster called Impostor! 

This track will be released as a single and be available for the first time EVER at Progstock! 

The track features guest appearances by Randy McStine-guitar/vocals

And keyboardist Bill Hubauer (Neal Morse Band) and was tracked by Rave Tesar and  mixed and mastered by Rich Mouser, best known for his work with Neal Morse, Spock’s Beard, Trans Atlantic, Flying Colors, and basically half of my record collection. Please visit our Facebook and twitter page for teaser samples of the song in the next few weeks. I can’t wait for you to hear this track!!!

Other upcoming shows.

Sept 12th. Joe Deninzon with Brooklyn Raga Massive celebrating the music of John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Shakti at Jalopy Theater.

Sept 15th, Performing with The Who at Jones Beach Ampitheater!

October 8th, wet your Progstock Appetite with with Stratospheerius and Ad Astra at The Shrine.
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. in NYC

Sweet Plantain/Renaissance Fall Tour Dates

Sweet Plantain is honored to be touring with legendary vocalist Annie Haslam 
and symphonic prog rockers Renaissance in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary
Please visit https://renaissancetouring.com/tour/ for ticket information.

10/11/19 Town Hall, New York, NY
10/12/19 Keswick Theater. Keswick, PA (Recording LIVE 50th anniversary CD/DVD!!)
10/15/19 Count Basie Theater. Red Bank, NJ
10/16/19 Ridgefield Playhouse. Ridgefield, CT.
10/19/19 The Egg. Albany, NY


October 25, 2019.Sweet Plantain performs at SOB’s NYC

Sweet Plantain is:

Eddie Venegas-violin/Trombone
Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin
Orlando Wells-viola
Leo Ginhauz-cello

Friday, Nov 1st. Sonic Voyage Fest in Nyack, NY with Stratospheerius & Mile Marker Zero


Olive’s Bar

118 N. Main St.
Nyack,NY
10 P.M.

Nov 7-9. Joe Deninzon Returns to HELL!
Teaching/Performing Residency at

Fiddle Hell. Westford, Mass.


Classes include:

-How to read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets
-Live Looping
-Get in the Groove
-Effects for strings
-Learn a Rock Solo
-Power Chord Workout

Saturday, November 16th! Skipfest presents Joe Deninzon & Neil Alexander.

11/16/19 @ 3 P.M.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 George St , Allendale NJ.
1 hr solo electric violin set by Joe Deninzon, followed by a duo set with keyboardist Neil Alexander.
Performing originals and covers by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Jean Luc Ponty, Tracy Silverman, Mar O’Connor, and more!
https://www.facebook.com/events/505511826870985/

Joe Deninzon records underscore to new Broadway play starring Marissa Tomei!

I’m honored to record the underscore music for the new revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic “The Rose Tattoo” on Broadway starring Marissa Tomei!

The recording was produced by Tony award-winning producer/sound designer Fitz Patton, and features Alessandra Belloni-percussion, Wilson Montuori-guitar, and Steve Gorn-bansuri flute.

The show is a limited run at the Roundabout Theater.  Sept 19-Dec 8th. BUY TICKETS HERE!

The recording features myself, legendary percussionist Alessandra Belloni, guitarist Wilson Montuori, and Bansuri flutist Steve Gordon! 

Show opens at Roundaboit Theater on October 15th and runs through.

New original string quartet published by
Ludwig Masters/JW Pepper.

I am pleased to announce that a new original string quartet of mine called “Benson Burner Boogaloo,” is now available from JW Pepper! This is another funky jazz piece with a “Sidewinder” feel. Easy to learn for intermediate players. Check it out, as well as my other sheet music, “What’s that Thang” and “Shock Therapy.” Thank you to Lynne Latham for making this possible

That is all …..for now….

Whew!

-JD

DENINZONEWS WINTER 2018/2019

DENINZONEWS WINTER 2019
All the news that’s fit to print about violinist/vocalist/composer
Joe Deninzon

SEASON’S GREETINGS!


Wishing you all a happy Everything! Hope you’re holidays are filled laughter, love, and music!

I’ve had a 2018 full of incredible memories, travel, and fun music making!
Lots of great things happening in the next few months. Currently, I’m hard at work writing the next Stratospheerius album with our new lineup: Jason Gianni-drums, Paul Ranieri-bass, Michaelangelo Quirinale-Guitar. We’ve been invited to play the main stage next year at Progstock at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ, and are planning some tours and local NY-area shows between now and then. What can I say? I’m a very busy boy. Stay tuned…

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
Holiday Discount!

Stuff your physical or theoretical stockings. HALF PRICE downloads, physical albums, CD’s, and T-Shirts!

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www.stratospheerius.bandcamp.com
www.joedeninzon.bandcamp.com

No special code necessary! LIMITED TIME OFFER!

UPCOMING SHOWS

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018, 8 P.M.
With Percussionist Alessandra Belloni
Drums of Illumination World Peace Winter Solstice Celebration
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
$25
https://www.facebook.com/events/1907312582697236/


Feb 3rd

Joe Deninzon special guest with Dave Kerzner Band
The Ritz Theater
1503 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-4050

Feb 4-9 Cruise to the Edge special guest with In Continuum


I am incredibly honored to be joining keyboardist/producer Dave Kerzner and In Continuum on Cruise to the Edge Feb 4-9!
I had the pleasure of contributing strings to their new album Acceleration Theory.
Plus I get to be on a boat hanging out & jamming with basically my iTunes library in the flesh. (see list of artists below). My arms will be sore from being pinched all week to make sure I’m not dreaming!

IN CONTINUUM is a new progressive rock supergroup by Dave Kerzner, co-founder of the group Sound of Contact and acclaimed solo artist, songwriter and producer. Joining Kerzner for IN CONTINUUM’s debut concept album is lead vocalist Gabriel Agudo (Steve Rothery Band, ex-Bad Dreams), fellow Sound of Contact band mate Matt Dorsey on bass and guitar, former Sound of Contact touring guitarists Randy McStine (The Fringe) and drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani). Their debut album will feature guest appearances by John Wesley (Porcupine Tree) and drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard), plus cameos from special guests Jon Davison (Yes), Steve Rothery (Marillion), Leticia Wolf (The Dead Deads), Fernando Perdomo (Dave Kerzner Band) and Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius).

Feb 10th-11th
Residency at Northside High School
5900 Evers Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 397-8695

Feb 23rd
 Masterclasses at New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference
East Brunswick Hilton
3 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
9 A.M. “How to Read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets for String Players”
10:15 A.M. “Getting in the Groove”

Rudolf Haken is a multi-talented violinist, composer, and professor at University of Illinois Champagne Urbana. Last April, he invited me to do a residency and solo performance at the Krannert Center. He has undertaken the daunting task of learning my Concerto for Seven String Electric Violin. No easy feat, folks! Here is all the information about the upcoming performance on Feb 23rd:

Saturday, Feb 23rd
Performance of Dream Diary Electric Violin Concerto
Rudolf Haken-“Viper” Electric string violin
Krannert Art Museum
500 East Peabody Drive, MC 592
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-0619
University of Illinois Champagne Urbana

Feb 26th, 7 P.M.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius performance with
East Brunswick High School Orchestra under direction of Dr. Arvin Gopal
Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center at
Hammarskjold Middle School
200 Rues Lane East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 613-6901
https://www.facebook.com/events/2203461596567509/

March 6-9th
Joe Deninzon Clinics/panel appearances
American String Teacher Association National Conference
Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Thursday, March 7th
3:45 P.M.
“How to Read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets for String Players”

Friday, March 8th
Panel: The Future of Music Now!

Tuesday, March 19th
Alessandra Belloni Book Release Concert
Cathedral St. John Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
at 112th Street
New York, New York 10025
(212) 316-7540


Saturday, April 13th

Sweet Plantain Quartet
Seminole Theatre
18 N. Krome Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
$25
(786) 650-2073
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-plantain-string-quartet-tickets-48249568759
https://www.facebook.com/events/208656633348638/

STUDIO WORK


In addition to writing new music for Stratospheerius and other projects, I’ve had the honor to guest on some new projects with some of my favorite artists in the world. In 2019, look for upcoming releases with electric violin solos and string section contributions from artists including guitarist Fernando Perdomo, Dave Kerner’s In Continuum, and Thank You Scientist, among others. 

Speaking of progressive music, the new “Symphonic Journey” live CD/DVD by Annie Haslam and Renaissance has been released, and features my quartet, Sweet Plantain, alongside some mind-blowing musicians. Order your copy HERE!

PRESS

Joe Deninzon interview with Tom Hatton of Proglodytes
https://proglodytes.com/2018/11/26/interview-with-violin-virtuoso-joe-deninzon/

Joe Deninzon interview with Pete’s Rock and Views
http://petesrocknewsandviews.com/joe-deninzon-interview/

JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

SHOCK THERAPY FOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK
CD features members of Stratospheerius

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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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:

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ITUNES

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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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