DENINZONEWS SPRING 2018
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/VOCALIST/COMPOSER
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The new Stratospheerius video, “Behind the Curtain,” is now LIVE! SEE LINK ABOVE.
I was fortunate to work with the legendary MTV producer and green screen virtuoso, David P. Levin, as well as the incredibly talented videographer David Milone. The video also features the man of a thousand faces, Max McGuire (Kinsey, Star-Crossed Lovers). Big thank you to Dave Silver and the crew at Alpha Wave Studios. Check it out!
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
CRITICS CONTINUE TO RAVE ABOUT “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE!”
The new Stratospheerius album, “Guilty of Innocence,” has been garnering some incredible reviews from leading publications! Check out what critics have been saying and (if you haven’t already), buy or download the album at any of the links below!
“ (Joe) Deninzon has been called the Jimi Hendrix of electric violin…Splashy and theatrical, Guilty of Innocence is a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in synch with one another!“
–Pat Moran- (Strings Magazine)
“Joe Deninzon’s music is always both entertaining and creative. I have to say that this might very well be the best Stratospheerius album!”
-Gary Hill, Music Street Journal
“Joe Deninzon has pioneered a new standard for rock violin, much the same way Ian Anderson did for the flute.”
-Nick Tate, Progression Magazine
“When you put distorted guitars up against a violin you get magic. When you put a violin solo in a metal song, you get Fucking amazing shit! I love it when artists push the boundaries of what is perceived as the norm….. And I love it even more when it’s pure magic… I tip my hat and bow my head in awe ..”-Act/one Magazine. Read full review HERE
“Stratospheerius music is otherworldly!”They can tear out ear hairs and stomp them flat!…sounding both ahead of the curve and accessible at the same time. ”-#cirdecsongs. (www.proglodytes.com) Read full review HERE–Strings Magazine
“Guilty of Innocence is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to.-Zachary Nathanson
–MUSIC FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM
Buy/Stream “Guilty of Innocence” NOW on:
UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS
We were recently honored to be the opener for guitar demon John5 (David Lee Roth Band, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) at the Sellersville Theater (Sellersville, PA). What an amazing experience! We are forever grateful to John and all the folks at Sellersville!
Here are some upcoming shows in April:
Thursday, APRIL 19TH at DROM in NYC
85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009 Phone: (212) 777-1157
SONIC VOYAGE FEST PRESENTS: A Night of Progressive Music
with Stratospheerius, Edensong, and 2Birds Band
Friday, April 20th at Olive’s (Nyack, NY)
SONIC VOYAGE FEST PRESENTS:
A Night of Progressive rock with STRATOSPHEERIUS, EDENSONG, & THRILLDRIVER
118 North Main St.
Friday, April 27 at SHERLOCK’S (ERIE, PA)
STRATOSPHEERIUS & LIQUID NIXON
508 State St. Erie, PA 16501
Saturday, April 28th at MOJO’S (Jamestown, NY)
104 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701
STRATOSPHEERIUS & ERIC BREWER & FRIENDS
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Jason Gianni-drums (Neal Morse Band, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mark Wood Band)
Randy McStine-bass (LoFi Resistance, The Fringe, Stu Hamm, Vinnie Moore)
Michaelangelo Quirenale-guitar (Thrilldriver)
SWEET PLANTAIN PERFORMS with RENAISSANCE MAY 11th at NJPAC!
Sweet Plantain is honored to once again be joining the legendary Annie Haslam & Renaissance for their “Symphonic Journey” program at New Jersey Performing Arts Center Victoria Theater!
Sweet Plantain is:
Eddie Venegas/Joe Deninzon-violins
Other Joe Deninzon Appearances
Friday, Feb 16th. 7:30 P.M. Residency/performance with Sycamore HS Electric Ensemble (Montgomery, OH)
I am looking forward once again to return to Cincinnati (Montgomery, OH to be exact) and teach/perform with the Sycamore High School Electric Ensemble and the new young band, “Everlasting Monsoon,” led by Angela Santangelo.
Music by Santana, Imagine Dragons, Paramour, White Stripes, Stratospheerius, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Foo Fighters, and more…!!
Joe Deninzon Clinics at American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conference in Atlanta March 9-10
Friday, March 9th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“Finding the Hook … What’s in a Riff?”
Demo panel with cellist Pinkney “Sean” Grissom, Joe Deninzon, & David Wallace (String Chair, Berklee College of Music)
Friday, March 9th 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
Joe Deninzon Meet N Greet at Ludwig Masters Booth.
Saturday, March 10th 1:30 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
Sonic Architecture for electric bowed stringed instruments.
by Joe Deninzon
Sponsored by D’Addario Strings!
Tuesday, March 20th, 8 P.M.Performing with pianist Steven Sandburg
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
Wednesday, April 4th. Residency at University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne
Joe Deninzon returns to teach at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Casmp Music Festival July 9-15, 2018
I am looking forward to returning once again to teach and perform at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festival at MIdAmerica Nazarene university in Olathe, KS. Mark Wood is the inventor and designer of my weapon of choice, the 7-string “Viper” Electric Violin. he is a trailblazer in the world of electric strings, both as a player and builder of instruments. This camp is the only one in the world focused on the performance and gear of electric bowed stringed instruments! All vocalists/instrumentalists are welcome! I cannot express the love and camaraderie that exists among the students, my fellow faculty, and myself. It is truly an extended family. Come and be a part of this very special week!!
REGISTER NOW at WWW.MWROC.COM!!!
“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: