All the News that’s fit to print about Vioinist/Composer/Mandolinist/Vocalist Joe Deninzon
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.
-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
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:
Friday, Nov 1st. Sonic Voyage Fest in Nyack, NY with Stratospheerius & Mile Marker Zero
118 N. Main St.
Nov 7-9. Joe Deninzon Returns to HELL!
Teaching/Performing Residency at
Fiddle Hell. Westford, Mass.
-How to read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets
-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!
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….