STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS FALL 2019

Stratospheeriusto perform at Progstock!

Stratospheeriusis honored and excited to be performing on the main stage at Progstock!

Progstockis the premier progressive rock festival in the Northeaster United States, founded by our good friend Tom Palmieri.
The event takes place at the Union County Performing arts Center in Rahway, NJ from Friday, October 11-Sunday October 13th

Stratospheephius performs on Sunday, October 13th at 1:30 PM, but you should BUY TICKETS NOWand spend the whole weekend to hear these other incredible bands, who we are proud to share the stage with:

Brand X, Saga, Nektar, Jane Getterband, Randy McStine, Rachel Flowers, and many more…

Stratospheerius new single Impostor!

Yes folks, it took us a while but we HAVE NEW MUSIC!!! This marks the recording premier of the new lineup of Stratospheerius, featuring:

Joe Deninzon-Electric violin/lead vocals
Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar/vocals
Paul Ranieri-Bass/vocals
Jason Gianni-drums/vocals

In May, we laid the groundwork for four new tracks, which will eventually become a part of our next record. In the meantime, we have created an 8-minute monster called Impostor!

This track will be released as a single and be available for the first time EVER at Progstock!

The track features guest appearances by Randy McStine-guitar/vocals

And keyboardist Bill Hubauer (Neal Morse Band)and was tracked by Rave Tesar and  mixed and mastered by Rich Mouser, best known for his work with Neal Morse, Spock’s Beard, Trans Atlantic, Flying Colors, and basically half of my record collection. Please visit our Facebookand twitterpage for teaser samples of the song in the next few weeks. I can’t wait for you to hear this track!!!

Other upcoming shows.

October 8th, wet your Progstock appetite with with Stratospheerius and Ad Astra at The Shrine.
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. in NYC

Friday, Nov 1st. Sonic Voyage Fest in Nyack, NY with Stratospheerius& Mile Marker Zero


Olive’s Bar

118 N. Main St.
Nyack,NY
10 P.M.

Nov 7-9. Joe Deninzon Returns to HELL!
Teaching/Performing Residency at

Fiddle Hell. Westford, Mass.


Classes include:

-How to read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets
-Live Looping
-Get in the Groove
-Effects for strings
-Learn a Rock Solo
-Power Chord Workout

Saturday, November 16th! Skipfest presents Joe Deninzon &Neil Alexander.

11/16/19 @ 3 P.M.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 George St , Allendale NJ.
1 hr solo electric violin set by Joe Deninzon, followed by a duo set with keyboardist Neil Alexander.
Performing originals and covers by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Jean Luc Ponty, Tracy Silverman, Mar O’Connor, and more!
https://www.facebook.com/events/505511826870985/

New original string quartet published by
Ludwig Masters/JW Pepper.

I am pleased to announce that a new original string quartet of mine called “Benson Burner Boogaloo,” is now available from JW Pepper! This is another funky jazz piece with a “Sidewinder” feel. Easy to learn for intermediate players. Check it out, as well as my other sheet music, “What’s that Thang” and “Shock Therapy.” Thank you to Lynne Latham for making this possible

That is all …..for now….

Whew!

-JD

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Summer/Fall 2019 NEWS!

Greetings, all!

HAPPY SUMMER!
Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Late February, Stratospheerius performed with the North Brunswick, NJ HS ORchestra, under the direction of Arvin Gopal. This was our first time as a band performing with a full string orchestra. I am grateful to Arvin for inviting us and putting this whole concert together. The band consisted of Jason Gianni on drums, Paul Ranieri on bass and Aurelien Budynek on guitar. Watch the full concert HERE:

On March 21st, I realized a dream I’ve had for a long time; to create a night featuring bands led by creative string players. The first (and definitely NOT last) STRINGFEST took place at DROM in NYC and featured Stratospheerius, Mazz Muse, 2birds Band, and Seven)Suns. I hope to do this again in the fall, featuring different bands at each show, and possibly take it outside of NY!! Stay tuned…

Here is Stratospheerius performing our cover of King Crimson’s “Frame by Frame”, with special guest Tobias Ralph (Adrien Belew) on drums:

Upcoming Shows:


Friday, June 21st
Sonic Voyage Festwith Twenty Committee, Valdez, and Randy Mcstine, and Stratospheerius(with Randy Mastine-bass and Ray Levier-drums).
Olive’s (118 N. Main St. Nyack, NY)

OCTOBER 11TH-13TH, STRATOSPHEERIUS PERFORMS ON THE MAIN STAGE AT PROGSTOCK 3!
UNION COUNTRY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. RAHWAY, NJ

https://www.facebook.com/events/2388020534583009/

Joe Deninzon returns to Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp

For the 9th year in a row, I will be returning to teach and perform at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Campin Olathe, KS. This is the Camp’s’ 10th year, hence the title MWROCX!
To say this is a special week for me is an understatement. Mark Woodis a revolutionary. One of the greatest living electric violinists, the man who designed my 7-string Viper, and someone who turned string education on its head with his Electrify your Strings Programs! He created the first and only camp dedicated to electric string playing, but open to all ages and instruments. The kids who come here remind me of myself when I was a teenager, a misfit violinist who wanted to rock out. The difference is that back in my day, such a camp and a community didn’t exist. Us rock string nerds had to fend for ourselves. This is like the island of broken toys and the level of camaraderie, inspiration, love, and musical catharsis can not be put into words to those who never experienced MWROC. You just have to be there!

 

STRATOSPHEERIUS IS BACK IN THE STUDIO!

The new lineup of Stratospheerius went into the studio last week with our longtime friend/engineer Rave Tesar and broke ground on 4 new songs! This is the beginning of our 6th studio album, which we hope to have out next year! The new lineup is :

Jason Gianni-drums
Paul Ranieri-bass
Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar

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STRATOSPHEERIUS WINTER 2019 NEWS!

STRATOSPHEERIUS WINTER 2019 NEWS!

SEASON’S GREETINGS!


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, We are hard at work writing the next Stratospheeriusalbum 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. Stay tuned…

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
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UPCOMING SHOWS


Feb 3rd
Joe Deninzon special guest withDave KerznerBand
The Ritz Theater
1503 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-4050

Feb 4-9 Cruise to the Edge special guest withIn Continuum


I am incredibly honored to be joining keyboardist/producer Dave Kerznerand In Continuumon Cruise to the EdgeFeb 4-9!
Ihad 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 CONTINUUMis a new progressive rock supergroup byDave Kerzner,co-founder of the group Sound of Contactand acclaimed solo artist, songwriter and producer. Joining Kerznerfor IN CONTINUUM’s debut concept album is lead vocalist Gabriel Agudo(Steve Rothery Band, ex-Bad Dreams), fellow Sound of Contactband mate Matt Dorseyon bass and guitar, former Sound of Contacttouring 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).

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/2203461596567509/

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!

STUDIO WORK


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 guitaristFernando Perdomo,Dave Kerner’s In Continuum, andThank You Scientist, among others.

Speaking of progressive music, the new “Symphonic Journey” live CD/DVD byAnnie Haslam and Renaissancehas been released, and features my quartet,Sweet Plantain, alongside some mind-blowing musicians. Order your copyHERE!

PRESS

Joe Deninzon interview with Tom Hatton of Proglodytes
Interview with violin virtuoso Joe Deninzon

Joe Deninzon interview with Pete’s Rock and Views

Joe Deninzon Interview

JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

SHOCK THERAPYFOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK
CD features members of Stratospheerius

OrderHERE!

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

OrderHERE!

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,

-JD

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