DENINZONEWS FALL 2017
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/VOCALIST/MANDOLINIST/COMPOSER JOE DENINZON
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
Lucianna F Padmore-drums
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:
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
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.
Thursday, October 12th, 7:00 P.M.
The Peace Center at Gunter Theatre
800 Broad St.
Saturday, October 14th, 7:30 P.M.
Bailey Hall at Broward College
3501 Davie Rd.
Davie, FLA 33314
Sweet Plantain is:
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.
5501 U.S. 30
Ft. Wayne, IN
Saturday, October 21st, 6 P.M.
Performing at PROGTOBERFEST III
2105 South State St.
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!
Tuesday, October 31st, 8 P.M.-MIDNIGHT
NYC CD RELEASE PARTY FOR GUILTY OF INNOCENCE!
“NIGHT OF THE LVING SHRED” with
VALENCE & AD ASTRA
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
With special guest, EGO
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.
80 E Ridge St, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
Stay safe, stay hopeful, stay inspired, and I hope to see you all out in the REAL WORLD!
Love and blessings,