DENINZONEWS FALL 2018
All the news that’s fit to print about electric violinist/vocalist/composer Joe Deninzon
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..)
STRATOSPHEERIUS VINYL RELEASE PARTY & PROGSTOCK PERFORMANCE
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!
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/
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
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.
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
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
RAVE REVIEWS KEEP COMING IN FOR STRATOSPHEERIUS GUILTY OF INNOCENCE
“…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.”
“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.”
“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:
“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
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
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,
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