DENINZONEWS FEB/MARCH 2016:
The Latest on violinist/vocalist/composer Joe Deninzon
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I had a blast in December. In between middle of all the private
events, studio sessions, and writing sessions, I was honored to opener
the legendary Martin Barre, guitarist from Jethro Tull , with my
friend, guitarist/songwriter Randy McStine. Sweet Plantain
]kicked ass on New Year’s Eve at
Morristown’s First Night.
It overwhelms me with sadness at the terrible loses the artistic
community has suffered in the past year; BB King, Ben E. King, Scott
Weiland, Natalie Cole, Lemmy Kilmeister, Kust Masur, Pierre Boulez,
David Bowie, Glen Frey, and many more! While I grieve at the
incredible void left by these musicians, we should appreciate all the
artists who currently inhabit this world and enrich it with their
amazing contributions. Go see a concert, play, or any kind of
performance by your favorite artists while they are still around! I
have had some life-changing experiences as an audience member that I
will carry with me forever. I hope everyone gets the opportunity to
have those magic moments.
Alright, enough of my babbling! Here’s what’s up:
Sweet Plantain goes into the studio to finally record our new CD! I will keep you all posted as the project gets completed.
I look forward to returning to Sycamore High School in Montgomery, OH (Near Cincinnatti) on Feb 18th and 19th to coach/perform with their elite Rock Ensemble, SEE 1
Friday, February 19th
Sycamore High School
7400 Cornell Rd.
Sunday, February 21st
Sweet Plantain @ Brooklyn Public Library
“Cassical Interludes” Series.
Upcoming Stratospheerius shows in February
Joe Deninzon-Electric Violin/vocals
Thursday, Feb 25th, 8 P.M.
The Composers Now Festival brings together performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestra, opera, musical theater and dance companies as well as many other innovative events through New York City. Composers are in attendance at all events which are open to the public. From jazz to indie, from classical to electronic and beyond, join us on a sonic journey through the landscape of the arts of our time.
This concert features the music of Mazz Swift (8 P.M.), Gene Pritsker/Sound Liberation (9 P.M.), and Joe Deninzon/Stratospheerius (10 P.M.)
Friday, Feb 26th, 9 P.M.
Stratospheerius returns to Mojo’s in Jamestown, NY
104 E 2nd St, Jamestown, New York 14701
Saturday, Feb 27, 4-11 P.M.
Stratospheerius performs at WXTCs Festival to Benefit VH1s Save the Music and Thiel College Student Media!
Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Howard Miller Student Center LHR
FREE for Thiel College students
Suggested donation for public — $10
Food and drinks available from The Bistro
Doors open at 3:30pm
Show starts at 4pm
Other performers: Nevada Color, Ian Lloyd, John Ford of the Strawbs and more!
6+ hours of:
Rock, Classic Rock, Indie.Alt, Folk, Jazz, Hiphop/Rap and Gospel!
Friday, March 4th
I’m excited to be returning to ASTA (American String Teacher’s Conference) in Tampa, FLA
I will be doing two presentations this year. Here is all the info.
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
Friday 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Get in the Groove!
Friday 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Room: 1/2
A string section can double as a rhythm section! Get into the groove and learn how to navigate through a chord chart, chop, comp, scratch, and strum.
Friday 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m
Tools for the 21st Century String Player
Friday 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. – Room: 1/2
It’s a jungle out there! What skill sets are needed to be a complete player today? Classical training, technical foundation, ability to improvise, business acumen, writing and arranging, playing electric and acoustic, stylistic versatility, recording technology – these and more! Join Sean Grissom, Joe Deninzon, and David Wallace for a panel discussion/demonstration/jam – drawing from their experiences to brandish the tools necessary to maximize employability as a string player in the 21st century!
Presenter: Pinkney (Sean) Grissom, New York City Public Schools; Joe Deninzon, performer; David Wallace, Berklee College of Music
Sweet Plantain Performs at Wave Hill in the Bronx
Sunday, March 6th, 2 P.M.
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899
Thursday, March 10th: Joe Deninzon Jazz Group at Trumpets (Montclair, NJ)