JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS SUMMER 2018
NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
STRATOSPHEERIUS“GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” AND “BEHIND THE CURTAIN CLIMB THE CHARTS!!
Stratospheerius is psyched to announce that our latest album, “Behind the Curtain,” has climbed to #4 on theRELIX National Jamband Charts, right above Willie Nelson!
The latest video/single,”Behind the Curtain,” HAs just debuted at #72 on theEuropean Indy Top 200!
In addition, the album is on heavy rotation in over 140 stations nationwide and continues to garner rave reviews internationally! Here are a few of the latest:
“Some great ”wall of sound” guitars, dynamic bass and drums in evidence, fantastic soloing and great lead vocals!”https://www.proggnosis.com/Release/51090
“The sheer mastery of the instruments and in particular the violin of Deninzon himself is remarkable!”
“This might very well be the best Stratospheerius album. The songs do such a great job of combining a real classic progressive rock ethos with sounds from other places in the musical spectrum!”
STRATOSPHEERIUS TO PERFORM AT PROGSTOCKOCTOBER 6TH at UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN RAHWAY, NJ!
We are honored to be included on the roster for the premier progressive rock festival in the Northeast, alongside a roster that includes such luminaries asEddie Jobson, Dave Kerzner’s In Continuum,Enchant, andTom Brislin!
See full schedule and buy your ticketsHERE!
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead voclals/mandolin
Randy McStine/Paul Ranieri-bass
Joe Deninzon returns to teach at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festival July 9-15, 2018
I am looking forward to returning once again to teach and perform at theMark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festivalat 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!!!
Joe Deninzon Contributes toTracy Silverman’s“Strum Bowing” book
Seeing as one of my biggest missions in life is to teach string players how to groove, my friend and colleague, electric violin genius/composer/teacher Tracy Silvermanhas written an incredible book that dives into this topic and doesn’t come up for air! If you’re a string player, buySTRUM BOWINGtoday! I was honored to have contributed a 2-page mini lesson to the book, along with my friend violinist/composerEarl Maneeinand a bunch of other very cool people!
“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 THERAPYFOR 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
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
Check out Stratospheerius video for “Hysteria!”
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER. STAY SAFE & I HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT THERE!
Peace and love,