JOE DENINZON FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015 NEWS
I hope you’re toughing it out until the warm weather blesses us once again, unless you’re one of the lucky ones on whom the sun shines year round.
February and March are Jam-packed for me on all fronts. Sweet Plantain is playing some exciting NY-area shows, Stratospheerius is releasing a new single, playing some cool shows, and going into the studio once again. I am involved in some great education-related projects as well.
Stratospheerius had two amazing shows in Binghamton, NY on Feb 6th and Erie, PA on Feb 7th. Thanks to all who came out! Thanks also to Jeff Khan from Cyber Cafe West, the Bingham Press & Sun Bulletin, Erie Times, Ryan Bartosek, Dave Richards, and the incredible musician, Eric Brewer, and his band who opened for us in Erie with a killing set!
I also recently returned from Cincinnatti, where I had the privilege of working with the Sycamore High School Rock Orchestra. The orchestra, lead by David Smarelli, did an incredible job learning some of my tunes. We also jammed on songs by Muse, AC/DC, The Beatles, Mark Wood, and Coldplay, to name a few. I am grateful to have had this very rewarding experience.
NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS SINGLE, “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE,” AVAILABLE NOW
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The new single by Stratospheerius, “Guilty of Innocence,” is now officially available for streaming and downloads. Going for a retro new wave Police/Talking Heads sort of vibe on this one, with mad electric fiddle spray painted all over the track.
Inspired by a recent stint in jury duty. A commentary on how we are all just trying to save ourselves and refuse to take responsibility for our actions, and look the other way when injustice is being committed.
The cover features the debut artwork of my 6-year old son, Max Deninzon.
Stream or download for $1. Enjoy!
“Mad genius fiddles while Stratospheerius burned!”
Read the LATEST Review of “Guilty of Innocence.”
Written by Joe Deninzon
Performed by Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius
Joe Deninzon-lead vocals, electric violin
Aurelien Budynek-guitar, background vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass/background vocals
Engineered by Rave Tesar. Studio X Ridgewood, NJ
Mixed by Nic Hard
Mastered by Rave Tesar
Sweet Plantain Performance at Subculture
After a long hiatus,
Sweet Plantain will returning to NYC
Performing at Subculture
Saturday, February 28th
45 Bleeker Street, New York City, NY 10012 (United States) – Map
ORDER TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND SAVE $5!!!
Performing music by:
Eddie Venegas, Joe Deninzon, David Gotay, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aldemaro Romero, Luiz Simas, Cole Porter, and more…
Sweet Plantain is:
Upcoming Stratospheerius shows
Thursday, Feb 26th, 8 P.M.
COMPOSER’S NOW FESTIVAL
Joe Deninzon-Earl Maneein-Gadi Caplan
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (@34th st. NYC)
8 P.M. Gadi Caplan-Incredible fusion guitarist from Israel
9 P.M. Electric violinist Earl Maneein
FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T BE THERE, THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE STREAMED LIVE AT:
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals.mandolin
Saturday, March 21st, 8 P.M.
legendary bassist/tick player for King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon!
NJ Proghouse Concert Series
Roxy & Duke’s
745 Bound Brook Road
Dunellen, NJ 08812
I am honored to appear on the new CD by the progressive band Tiles. This CD also features Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, legendary jazz guitarist Mike Stern, and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater).
Friday, March 20th, 9:30 A.M.
Joe Deninzon to give “3D Rock” Clinic at ASTA (American String Teacher’s Association) Conference in Salt Lake City.
Special thanks to D’Addario for Sponsoring this clinic.
Click HERE for more specific information about the clinic.
This class explores the concept of “Three- dimentional playing” in the context of a rock arrangement and how all three dimensions inform the musical choices one makes. Using recordings of well-known rock and pop songs, we simulate a scenario where you are asked to join that band and given a blank canvas on which to add your part. This class follows the thought process behind being more than just a player, but a “sonic architect.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL MARK WOOD ROCK ORCHESTRA CAMP!
This summer, I will be once again returning to teach at the incredible Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp.
This is the ONLY CAMP IN THE WORLD centered around electric strings, but is also open to vocalists, guitarists, drummers, keyboardists, and bassists. I am honored and humbled to be among world-renowned faculty including Tracy Silverman, Daniel Bernard Romaine, Doctor David Wallace, and the trailblazing Mark Wood!
This year, the camp will also feature the rock cellists, Emil and Dariel from America’s Got Talent!
GIVE THE STRING PLAYER IN YOUR LIFE A PARADIGM SHIFT!
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