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Joe Deninzon


Wishing you all a happy Everything! Hope you’re holidays are filled laughter, love, and music!

I’ve had a 2018 full of incredible memories, travel, and fun music making!
Lots of great things happening in the next few months. Currently, I’m hard at work writing the next Stratospheerius album with our new lineup: Jason Gianni-drums, Paul Ranieri-bass, Michaelangelo Quirinale-Guitar. We’ve been invited to play the main stage next year at Progstock at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ, and are planning some tours and local NY-area shows between now and then. What can I say? I’m a very busy boy. Stay tuned…

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Saturday, Dec 22, 2018, 8 P.M.
With Percussionist Alessandra Belloni
Drums of Illumination World Peace Winter Solstice Celebration
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109

Feb 3rd

Joe Deninzon special guest with Dave Kerzner Band
The Ritz Theater
1503 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-4050

Feb 4-9 Cruise to the Edge special guest with In Continuum

I am incredibly honored to be joining keyboardist/producer Dave Kerzner and In Continuum on Cruise to the Edge Feb 4-9!
I had the pleasure of contributing strings to their new album Acceleration Theory.
Plus I get to be on a boat hanging out & jamming with basically my iTunes library in the flesh. (see list of artists below). My arms will be sore from being pinched all week to make sure I’m not dreaming!

IN CONTINUUM is a new progressive rock supergroup by Dave Kerzner, co-founder of the group Sound of Contact and acclaimed solo artist, songwriter and producer. Joining Kerzner for IN CONTINUUM’s debut concept album is lead vocalist Gabriel Agudo (Steve Rothery Band, ex-Bad Dreams), fellow Sound of Contact band mate Matt Dorsey on bass and guitar, former Sound of Contact touring guitarists Randy McStine (The Fringe) and drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani). Their debut album will feature guest appearances by John Wesley (Porcupine Tree) and drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard), plus cameos from special guests Jon Davison (Yes), Steve Rothery (Marillion), Leticia Wolf (The Dead Deads), Fernando Perdomo (Dave Kerzner Band) and Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius).

Feb 10th-11th
Residency at Northside High School
5900 Evers Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 397-8695

Feb 23rd
 Masterclasses at New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference
East Brunswick Hilton
3 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
9 A.M. “How to Read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets for String Players”
10:15 A.M. “Getting in the Groove”

Rudolf Haken is a multi-talented violinist, composer, and professor at University of Illinois Champagne Urbana. Last April, he invited me to do a residency and solo performance at the Krannert Center. He has undertaken the daunting task of learning my Concerto for Seven String Electric Violin. No easy feat, folks! Here is all the information about the upcoming performance on Feb 23rd:

Saturday, Feb 23rd
Performance of Dream Diary Electric Violin Concerto
Rudolf Haken-“Viper” Electric string violin
Krannert Art Museum
500 East Peabody Drive, MC 592
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-0619
University of Illinois Champagne Urbana

Feb 26th, 7 P.M.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius performance with
East Brunswick High School Orchestra under direction of Dr. Arvin Gopal
Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center at
Hammarskjold Middle School
200 Rues Lane East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 613-6901

March 6-9th
Joe Deninzon Clinics/panel appearances
American String Teacher Association National Conference
Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Thursday, March 7th
3:45 P.M.
“How to Read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets for String Players”

Friday, March 8th
Panel: The Future of Music Now!

Tuesday, March 19th
Alessandra Belloni Book Release Concert
Cathedral St. John Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
at 112th Street
New York, New York 10025
(212) 316-7540

Saturday, April 13th

Sweet Plantain Quartet
Seminole Theatre
18 N. Krome Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
(786) 650-2073


In addition to writing new music for Stratospheerius and other projects, I’ve had the honor to guest on some new projects with some of my favorite artists in the world. In 2019, look for upcoming releases with electric violin solos and string section contributions from artists including guitarist Fernando Perdomo, Dave Kerner’s In Continuum, and Thank You Scientist, among others. 

Speaking of progressive music, the new “Symphonic Journey” live CD/DVD by Annie Haslam and Renaissance has been released, and features my quartet, Sweet Plantain, alongside some mind-blowing musicians. Order your copy HERE!


Joe Deninzon interview with Tom Hatton of Proglodytes

Joe Deninzon interview with Pete’s Rock and Views


CD features members of Stratospheerius

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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:


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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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