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

Hey, beautiful people!

How’s your summer going so far? This is Joe D. Checking in with the latest updates.

I’ve been in full sprint (when am I not?!) working on a million things at once. June is usually high season for me. Both with private events, teaching obligations, and creative projects. It’s “full court press,” as I like to say. Here’s what’s going on:

Stratospheerius is finally coming into the home stretch of our double live CD/DVD project that we’ve been working on for two years. I know you’re probably sick of hearing about it. But yeah this thing will see the light of day, I promise!! But a double live cd and dvd and blu ray takes time? I e been through this thing about 100 times checking for mistakes and fixed and making sure it’s just right! Aiming for a fall release. Stay tuned…

Here are the last two singles and videos we released from this upcoming mammoth project, “The Prism” and “Game of Chicken.” You can stream the songs on all streaming services or download them at our STORE page.

Joe Deninzon “Live Looping 101” on

This coming Tuesday I’m teaching an online masterclass for on Live Looping. The class is filling up fast, but there’s still room to sign up. I’m a passionate looper and really believe it’s a great way to improve your musicianship. The class is for beginning loopers on ANY INSTRUMENT! I break down songs to show you how to build a loop.  Here’s a link to a promo vid and signup.

Sunday, June 26th. Sweet Plantain performs at Perspectives Festival in Pittsburgh.

Venue is Discoteca Insomnia and we hit at 8 PM.
810 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Here’s the link for tickets.

Joe Deninzon Residency at Cello Fury Rock Camp June 27th

On Monday, June 27th, I’ll be sticking around in Pittsburgh and doing aome masterclasses at the Cello Fury Rock Camp for young string players! Big thank you to Nicole Myers for the invitation! I’m looking forward to working with these talented your string players.

Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp

June 10-16th, I’ll be returning for my 12th consecutive year teaching and performing at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp!

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, surrounded by friends and colleagues who I think the world of and have a special place in my heart. While it’s filled with electric and acoustic string players who want to rock out and find their voice, we have singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists…all are welcome and there’s something for everyone!


Joe Deninzon/Sweet Plantain/Martha Mooke Multi-Style
Teachers Symposium Aug 1-3 at NJCU

August 1-2, Sweet Plantain is joining forces with legendary electric violist Martha Mooke for a three-day symposium for string teachers and players at NJCU in connection with the Multistyle String Program, where we all teach. 

Day 1 will focus on Sweet Plantain and how to translate different Latin and Afro Cuban styles to strings, including all the percussive effects and grooves we incorporate into our arrangements.

Day 2 will feature mine and Martha’s electric string stylings, talking about improv, looping, effects pedals, arranging, and gigging as an electric player.  

Day 3, Martha and Sweet Plantain will join forces, co-teach, and perform.

Here’s the link to sign up!

Joe Deninzon Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop String Arrangements available on

Wedding season is upon us. If you’re the order of a string ensemble, check out my numerous rock, pop, and hip hop arrangements on

I have 137 quartet, trio, and string orchestra arrangements if everything from Led Zeppelin to Lol Nas X. There will be a LOT more uploaded to this website in the future, so stay tuned…