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…

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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

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!


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!


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


CD features members of Stratospheerius


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:



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,

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