DENINZONEWS SPRING 2018
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/VOCALIST/COMPOSER
JOE DENINZON

Dear Friends,

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!

Featuring:

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
Aurelien Budynek-guitar
Jamie Bishop-bass/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums

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 HEREStrings 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:

BANDCAMP:

SPOTIFY

ITUNES

CDBABY

Amazon

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1791363254501821/

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.
Nyack, NY
(845) 358-3120
https://www.facebook.com/events/158780998239546/

Friday, April 27 at SHERLOCK’S (ERIE, PA)

STRATOSPHEERIUS & LIQUID NIXON
508 State St. Erie, PA 16501
(814) 453-7760
https://www.facebook.com/events/154063828719338/

Saturday, April 28th at MOJO’S (Jamestown, NY)

104 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 720-4621
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)

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.
“3d ROCK”
Sonic Architecture for electric bowed stringed instruments.
by Joe Deninzon
Sponsored by D’Addario Strings!

 

Wednesday, April 4th. Residency at University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Details TBA

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

Order HERE!

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

Order HERE!

 

Check out Stratospheerius video for “Hysteria!”

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STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS WINTER 2017/2018

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STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWSWINTER 2017/2018
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST
JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS

 

Season’s Greetings!

It’s been a wild ride in the past three months, and the New Year promises to be another breathtaking roller coaster!Stratospheerius rocked Chicago at the third annual Progtoberfest. Along the way, we got to perform at Sweetwater HQ in Ft. Wayne, IN. Other highlights were shows in Elkhart, IN and Madison, Wisconsin alongside incredible bands like Aisles from Chile and King Llama from California!

Joe and Aurelien with legendary Spock’s Beard drummer Nic D’Virgilio at SWEETWATER

Paul Ranieri drooling over pedals at Sweetwater

Before our performance at Sweetwater. (L ro R) Paul Ranieri, Joe Deninzon, Lucianna Padmore, Aurelien Budynek.

Stratospheerius would like to thank everyone who attended our big CD Release Halloween show on October 31st at The Shrine in NYC. Thank you also to Ad Astra and Van Davis for kicking off the night!

November had Stratospheerius playing CD release shows in Binghamton, NY and Wilbert’s in my hometown of Cleveland, followed by an incredible opportunity to open for the legendary guitar hero Gary Hoey kicking off his annual “Ho Ho Hoey” tour at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA! Thank you, Gary!
Here’s a clip of me sitting in with Gary and his band back in July playing “All Along the Watchtower.”

While all this was happening, Stratospheerius new album, “Guilty of Innocence” on Melodic revolution records, as well as our first single, Hysteria, has been garnering rave reviews!

Here are some highlights:

“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

 (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!“ –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

“Joe Deninzon’s virtuosity is undeniable….It’s progressive music that’s not afraid of a catchy chorus. The 12 minute closing track, ”Soul Food” is a well crafted multi-tempo road trip. It ventures into magnum opus territory where 70’s rockers Kansas were at home…”
-Haydn Seek SkeletonPete.com

“Deninzon’s perfect vocal delivery and skills as a violinist. Stratospheerius is as tight as ever and really create a strong organic melody. Bravo! This is music!”
Warlock Asylum International News

Give the gift of music this holiday season, order/download/stream “Guilty of Innocence” TODAY on the following websites:

BANDCAMP:
https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/album/guilty-of-innocence
SPOTIFY
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Xl5vDO0kU1cL4I5cMnw1E
ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/guilty-of-innocence/id1266400538
CDBABY
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/joedeninzonstratospheeri5
Amazon
amzn.to/2wNvjpo

Check out the video for our first single off the album, “Hysteria!”

UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

Friday, Dec 15th with Stratospheerius at Olives.
118 N. Main St. Nyack, NY
With BLACK MOUNTAIN SYMPHONY & TRIO OF MADNESS
https://www.facebook.com/events/343288676127048/

Dec 16th NJ CD RELEASE PARTY with Piktors Metamorphosis. 2 PM. SPECIAL MATINEE SHOW!!!
NJ Proghouse Concert Series. Roxy & Dukes. Dunellen, NJ.
https://www.facebook.com/events/108880269857614/https://www.facebook.com/events/108880269857614/

For these shows, STRATOSPHEERIUS will be:

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)

“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

Order HERE

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

Order HERE

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:

COMING SOON: NEW VIDEO FOR THE SONG

“BEHIND THE CURTAIN”

STRATOSPHEERIUS is excited to be working with legendary MTV producer David P. Levin and renowned actor Max McGuire for the upcoming video of our song “Behind the Curtain,” The opening track from “Guilty of Innocence.”
We will also be editing with David Milone, who worked on our Hysteria video. Thanks also to Dave Silver and Alpha Wave Studios in East Hanover, NJ. Here are some photos from the video shoot:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ROCK ON!!!!
-JD

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NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS ALBUM, “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” AVAILABLE NOW WORLDWIDE!

NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS ALBUM, “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” AVAILABLE NOW WORLDWIDE!

Ladies and gentlemen, the new Stratospheerius album, “Guilty of Innocence,” is now available on Melodic Revolution Records!

http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/album/guilty-of-innocence

AVAILABLE NOW!!!

SPOTIFY
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Xl5vDO0kU1cL4I5cMnw1E

ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/guilty-of-innocence/id1266400538

CDBABY
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/joedeninzonstratospheeri5

Amazon USA
amzn.to/2wNvjpo

Amazon UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guilty-of-Innocence/dp/B00TM3D94U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506911817&sr=8-2&keywords=stratospheerius

Amazon Japan
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Guilty-Innocence-Joe-Deninzon-Stratospheerius/dp/B074J43DY6

“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

“Deninzon and company’s virtuosity is undeniable….It’s progressive music that’s not afraid of a catchy chorus. The 12 minute closing track “Soul Food” is a well crafted multi-tempo road trip. It ventures into magnum opus territory where ’70s rockers Kansas were at home…”
-Haydn Seek
SkeletonPete.com

“Deninzon’s perfect vocal delivery and skills as a violinist. Stratospheerius is as tight as ever and really create a strong organic melody. Bravo! This is music!”
Warlock Asylum International News

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius News Fall 2017

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius News FALL 2017

www.stratospheerius.com
www.twitter.com/stratospheerius

STRATOSPHEERIUS RELEASES “HYSTERIA” VIDEO AND SINGLE

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We proudly present to you, the first official video of Stratospheerius’ forthcoming album “Guilty of Innocence”  on Melodic Revolution Records.This is our re-imagined version of Muse’s classic, “Hysteria.”

Featuring: Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals
Aurelien Budynek-guitar
Lucianna F Padmore-drums
Jamie Bishop-bass

Engineered and mixed by Alex Salzman. Mastered by Rave Tesar.
Filmed by David Milone at Alpha Wave Studios in East Hanover, NJ. Thank you to David Silver and Addie Silver. Also, thank you to Nick Katona for signing us to his label, MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS!

HYSTERIA SINGLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AND STREAMING HERE!

Our new single, “Hysteria,” is also available at the links below for streaming and downloading:

Melodic Revolution Records website
SPOTIFY
Itunes
CDbaby

Pre-Order the new Stratospheeeiur CD, “Guilty of Innocence”  on Bandcamp on Melodic Revolution Records!

STRATOSPHEERIUS MIDWEST TOUR/PROGTOBERFEST/CD RELEASE PARTIES!

Stratospheerius is excited to be embarking on a tour to promote our upcoming release, “Guilty of Innocence”!
Joining us on some of these dates will be the incredible King Llama from LA and White Bush Unicorn from Madison, WI.

Thursday, October 19th, 12 P.M.
FREE “UNPLUGGED” lunchtime show at the Crescendo Club.
Sweetwater Headquarters
5501 U.S. 30
Ft. Wayne, IN
(800) 222-4700
https://www.sweetwater.com/tour/41/crescendo_club
https://www.facebook.com/events/805828439586365/?

Thursday, October 19th, 8 P.M.
New Paradigm Brewing
600 S. Main Street.
Elkhart, IN
574-295-8882
with Aisles from Chile and King Llama

Friday, October 20th, 8 P.M.
The Frequency
121 W. Main St.
Madison, WI
with King Llama and White Bush Unicorn
https://www.facebook.com/events/126079804675936/?

Saturday, October 21st, 6 P.M.
Performing at PROGTOBERFEST III
Reggie’s
2105 South State St.
Chicago, IL
We are honored to be in one of the greatest progressive rock festivals in the world, among such great artists like Mike Keneally, Dave Kerzner, Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Don Preston/Bunk Gardner/Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), and many more!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1823097938013575/?

Tuesday, October 31st, 8 P.M.-MIDNIGHT
NYC CD RELEASE PARTY FOR GUILTY OF INNOCENCE!

“NIGHT OF THE LVING SHRED” with
VALENCE & AD ASTRA
The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
NYC
212-690-7807
https://www.facebook.com/events/110062322946682/?

Friday, November 10th, 9 P.M.
CD RELEASE PARTY1

Cyber Cafe West
176 Main St.
Binghamton, NY
(607) 723-2456
https://www.facebook.com/events/650814041789128/?

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 8 P.M.
CD RELEASE PARTY!
Wilbert’s
812 Huron Rd.
Cleveland, OH
(216) 902-4663
https://www.facebook.com/events/1901425676811741/?
With special guest, EGO

Friday, December 15th, 10 P.M.
Olive’s
118 N. Main St.
Nyack, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/343288676127048/?