DENINZONEWS JAN/FEB 2015
THE LATEST FROM VIOLINIST/VOCALIST JOE DENINZON
HAPPY FRIGGIN NEW YEAR!
2014 was a roller coaster ride for me, there were some great moments and some very sad moments. There were some incredible highs and lows. Frankly, good riddance. Bring on 2015!
The world has gone insane, with cops in the US killing innocent minorities, the advancing terror of ISIS, Ebola, Russia consolidating power, continuing conflicts in Israel and rising worldwide anti-semitism. The deaths of some incredible artists like Robin Williams, Philip Seymore Hoffman, and Joe Cocker, to name a few.
I lost 5 relatives this year, including my uncle and grandmother, who I was extremely close to.
On the upside, I gained a beautiful nephew and niece. Life truly is a revolving door.
On the musical side of things, my band Sweet Plantain suffered a professional near-catastrophe of epic proportions, but clawed out way out and ended up having a very successful tour of Sweden which we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Stratospheerius recorded four new songs which we are releasing as singles, and continuing to write and tour. We will be going into the studio next month to record more stuff!
Finally, I’m happy to announce that I will be premiering my Electric Violin Concerto in September with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra in Indiana, conducted by the great Douglas Droste. Stay tuned for updates. This is a lifelong dream of mine and I am psyched to have the opportunity to realize it!
Wishing everyone peace and good health in the New Year!
UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS
Friday, Feb 6th
Cyber Cafe West
Saturday, Feb 7th
1921 Peach St.
Erie, PA 16502
With special guest, Eric Brewer Band
Thursday, Feb 26th
Stratospheerius is hosting an evening which
is part of the
Featuring cutting edge contemporary composers based in the NY area.
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (@34th st. NYC)
8 P.M. Cadi Caplan-Incredible fusion guitarist from Israel
9 P.M. Seven Suns-A new, groundbreaking Heavy Metal string quartet. The brainchild of my brother from another mother, violinist Earl Maneein.
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals.mandolin
UPCOMING SWEET PLANTAIN PERFORMANCE AT SUBCULTURE
After a long hiatus from New York Area performances,
Sweet Plantain will be performing at Subculture
Saturday, February 28th
45 Bleeker Street, New York City, NY 10012 (United States) – Map
ORDER TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND SAVE $5!!!
Sweet Plantain is:
JOE DENINZON EDUCATIONAL RESIDENCY/PERFORMANCE WITH SYCAMORE HS ROCK ORCHESTRA. CINCINNATTI, OH
Joe Deninzon will be doing a two-day teaching residency with Sycamore High School Rock Rock Orchestra, directed by David Smarelli. This will culminate in a performance on Friday, February 13th.
Here’s all the info:
Friday, February 13th
Sycamore High School
7400 Cornell Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS SINGLE, “BEHIND THE CURTAIN”!
The new Stratospheerius single, “Behind the Curtain,” is available for streaming and downloading. You can stream it at Reverbnation and download it for a buck on CDBABY and BANDCAMP, and of course, iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere that mp3’s are in orbit. The track was written by me, and features myself on electric “Viper” violin and vocals, Lucianna Padmore on drums, @Aurelien Budynek on guitar, and @JamieBishop on bass, as well as our secret 5th member benny Koonyevsky on percussion. Engineered and mastered by the incomparable Rave Tesar, mixed by the incredulous Alex Salzman. produced by Stratospheerius.
Stream at REVERBNATION
Download at BANDCAMP
Download at CDBABY
STRATOSPHEERIUS SINGLE INCLUDED ON NEW ASIA COMPILATION FOR BONGO BOY RECORDS
#Stratospheerius is honored to have our single, “Behind the Curtain”, included on Bongo Boy Records international compilation.
GIVE THE STRING PLAYER IN YOUR LIFE A PARADIGM SHIFT!
ORDER “JOE DENINZON’S BOOK/DVD/CD “PLUGGING IN” FROM MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS
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 Rachel Barton Pine, 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!
Register TODAY at www.mwroc.com
Sweet Plantain performing Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Chega de Saudaude
in Västerås, Sweden on 10-22-14.
Sweet Plantain performing Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman”
in Västerås, Sweden on 10-22-14.
Stratospheerius video for “One Foot in the Next World”
Joe Deninzon performing Van Halen’s “Eruption” and Stratospheerius “New Material”
Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius performing “Shock Therapy” for the Mel Bay DVD, “Plugging In.”