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JOE DENINZON DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

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WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO!

THE LATEST FROM VIOLINIST/VOCALIST JOE DENINZON

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Dear Friends,
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Welcome to DECEMBER! As of this writing, I have officially just turned 40. Holy shit!!! How did this happen?! I guess it hasn’t fully hit me the enormity of my entry point into old farthood. That being said, if my 40’s are even half as fun as my 30’s were, I’ll be happy and grateful. As they say, you’re as old as you feel… so I must be 17!

DECEMBER 19TH STRATOSPHEERIUS OPENING FOR

zzZZMUSE CD RELEASE PARTY IN BROOKLYN

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When I first moved to New York, one of my first gigs was teaching string improvisation at the New School Continuing Studies Department. This was back around the year 2000. Violinist, Mazz Swift (@MazzMuse) was in my first class. We hung out and became fast friends. Since then, Mazz and I have played hundreds of gigs together, in Metro Strings and other groups, and have collaborated on a few projects. I have seen her become a world-class player, singer/songwriter, and ass-kicker! She also co-wrote the song “Missing Link” on the last Stratospheerius CD. Her new project, “MazzMuse”, was produced by Vernon Reid, legendary guitarist from Living Colour. This is a culmination of 3 years of work, funded by a successful $17,000 Kickstarter campaign. I am honored to have Mazz as a friend and colleague and Stratospheerius is honored to open for her at her CD Release Party on December 19th. Here’s the info. Join us!

Friday, December 19th

Stratospheerius

MazzMuse CD Release Party

Black Bear Bar

http://www.blackbearbk.com

70 N 6th St.

Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY 11249

$10

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JOE DENINZON/STRATOSPHEERIUS HOLIDAY SALE!!

As my gift to you for the holidays, ALL Joe Deninzon/Stratospheerius music will be on sale for a mere $5 on CDBABY. Joe Deninzon/Joe Deninzon Trio, and Stratospheerius CD’s make great stocking stuffers…and if you download all of em, there’s no stuffing involved!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
HERE ARE THE  THE LINKS:
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NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS SINGLE, “BEHIND THE CURTAIN”

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Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

After months of teasing all of you, I am happy to announce that the new Stratospheerius single, “Behind the Curtain,” is officially 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 (@Lpadmore5) on drums, Aurelien Budynek (@abguitar) 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

GIVE THE STRING PLAYER IN YOUR LIFE A PARADIGM SHIFT!

ORDER “JOE DENINZON’S BOOK/DVD/CD “PLUGGING IN”

FROM MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL MARK WOOD ROCK ORCHESTRA CAMP!

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Next 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

Videos 

Sweet Plantain performing Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Chega de Saudaude”
in Västerås, Sweden on 10-22-14.
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Sweet Plantain performing Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman”
in Västerås, Sweden on 10-22-14.

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DENINZONEWS: The latest from violinist Joe Deninzon

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NOVEMBER 2014

WWW.JOEDENINZON.COM

Ladies and gentlemen,
I am writing to you on a plane coming back to NYC from Stockholm. Having been on an unforgettable, immensely successful tour of Sweden with my brothers in Sweet Plantain . You can read the tour summary below. It has been a long month of travel and I’m looking forward to getting back and seeing my family again. November has Sweet Plantain traveling once again for a one-week residency at Quad Cities, IL and a concert in Iowa. My jazz trio returns to the stage in NJ after a long hiatus, and there is a big announcement from STRATOSPHEERIUS….

NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS SINGLE, “BEHIND THE CURTAIN” IS OUT!!!

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After months of teasing all of you, I am happy to announce that the new Stratospheerius single, “Behind the Curtain,” is officially 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.

 Also Download at CDBABY.COM

Sweet Plantain Quad Cities Residency

SWEET PLANTAIN 10-14
Sweet Plantain is looking forward to our residency at Quad Cities. A week of school performances and clinics, culminating in a concert on Nov 8 in Bettendorf, IA. Here’s the info:
Saturday, Nov 8th
7:00 P.M.
Bettendorf High School
3333 18 St.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Sweet Plantain is:
Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin/vocals
Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone
Orlando Wells-viola
Leo Ginhauz-cello

Joe Deninzon Jazz Trio returns to the stage

 

Featuring Joe Deninzon-violin/vocals

Steve Benson-guitar

Gaku Takanashi-bass

Thursday, Nov 13th, 7:30 P.M.
Harvest Bistro
252 Schraalenburgh Rd.
Closter, NJ 07624
Listen to the trio HERE!
Here’s some footage of myself and Steve Benson at this year’s Grand Canyon Music Festival performing Mark O’Connor’s “Swingin’ on the Ville”
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SWEET PLANTAIN TOUR OF SWEDEN. FINAL THOUGHTS

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After a month traveling all over Sweden, this tour has finally come to an end. An experience that started with a professional catastrophe we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies ended as one of the greatest experiences of our lives! We clawed our way out of a seemingly hopeless situation. We have travelled throughout this incredible country. Places we hadn’t  heard of and couldn’t pronounce, with names like Udevalla, Sveg, Båstad, Helsingborg, Linköping, Tingsryd, Västerås, Ljusdal, Östersund, Hudiksvall,  Vänersborg, Goteborg, Växjö, Sandviken, and Nyköping.
21 concerts! Rave reviews across the board and the presenter said it was one of the most successful tours he has organized in his career! We have met some beautiful and generous people who showered us with gifts, food, and uplifting energy that inspired us to no end. We witnessed how well this country is run both interns of economics, efficiency, and respect for people’s health, the environment, and quality of life. We have formed new friendships that we will always cherish. There are many people to thank, but here are those who were most instrumental in making this tour possible:
On September 25th, we were standing at the gate at JFK about to board the plane to Stockholm and our cellist was nowhere to be seen! We could not reach him or his family, and it turns out he fell ill and was not physically able to make it on tour, but we did not know this at the time. This is a person we had rehearsed with for months preparing for this tour. We all frantically got on our phones and called every cellist we knew. By the grace of God, Leo Grinhauz was available to clear his schedule for a month and hop a plane the next morning. I emailed him all our music right before I had to turn off my phone for takeoff. He arrived 3 hrs before our first concert, never having played with us before! Mind you, this is mostly original music that is very difficult to play and is rooted in jazz and Latin rhythms and improvisation. Leo worked his ass off and singlehandedly saved our tour! Also, I might add, he was a blast to hang with, which anyone can tell you is of utmost importance on a tour.
Our thanks to Guido Frackers for hooking up a flight for Leo and his cello on ridiculously short notice at an amazing rate.
We want to thank our driver, technician, spiritual advisor, and drinking buddy Stefan Hansson. A lousy driver but a true genius in audio engineering!(:) In the words of Joe Pesci, “He’s a good kid, that kid. “
And finally, we want to thank Mats Brostrom and the International Chamber Music Alliance of Sweden. Mats saw us perform at APAP in NYC many years ago. He had the vision to bring Sweet Plantain to Sweden and organized this whole tour for us, convincing local presenters in each city who are used to more traditional chamber groups to take a chance on a band that mixes hip hop, Latin music, and Jazz with classical music. Thank you, Mats!
As we head home and look towards the future, we feel immense gratitude and overwhelming emotions. The stars aligned for this tour at the 59th minute of the 11th hour and we are extremely blessed. Sweden, you will always have a place in our hearts. We raise our glasses to you and say “Skål” and a heartfelt “Tak tak!”
Until next time…
Love,
-Joe, Eddie, Orlando, and Leo

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“Plugging In” book/CD/DVD by Joe Deninzon available from Mel Bay Publications

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WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! JOE DENINZON FALL 2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

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www.joedeninzon.com

www.stratospheerius.com

 

Hello folks!

Hope you’ve had an unforgettable summer. I’m gearing up for a jam-packed fall season! Highlights include a month -long tour of Sweden with Sweet Plantain, as well as performances in Quad Cities and Athens, WV. A sept 18th NYC performance with Stratospheerius and release of our new single, and my jazz trio will be performing as well. Read more here:

http://www.joedeninzon.com/shows/

Upcoming Stratospheerius Shows

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Thursday, September 18th
Performing with Stratospheerius
The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10030
212-690-7807
Pontus Gunve (Swedish guitarist/composer) 8 PM
Jeremy Beck Band (10 PM) (singer/songwriter/organist)
Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Aurelien Budynek-guitar
Jamie Bishop-bass

Sweet Plantain Sweden tour and more!

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Ladies and gentlemen, Sweet Plantain welcomes our new cellist, Wayne Smith, and will be embarking on a 20-town tour of Sweden, followed by some dates in the Midwest in early November. Stay tuned and visit our website for updated information. here is everything we can tell you so far:
Upcoming shows:
7:30 P.M.
1000 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712-1000 (United States) 
1-800-344-6679

Sweet Plantain Tour of Sweden

Date                     Time           Venue                                                        City

9-27                                  16.00                    Pingstkyrkan                                                                             Uddevalla

9-28                                   18.00                    Biblioteket                                                                                  Båstad

9-29                               19.00                    Dunkers Kulturhus                                                                    Helsingborg

9-30                                    19.00                    Artisten                                                                                      Göteborg

10-2                                    19.00                    Wallenbergssalen                                                                     Linköping

10-4                                  16.00                    Söderportkyrkan                                                                       Tingsryd

10-5                                   16.00                    Utvandrarnas hus                                                                     Växjö

10-6                                  t.b.c.                     Hall to be confirmed                                                                 Vänersborg

10-7                                    19.30                    Festsalen, Folkets hus                                                             Vänersborg

10-8                                   17.30-18.15         Musikskolan, Workshop                                                          Arboga

10-8                                  19.00                    Musikskolan, Concert                                                              Arboga

10-12                                16.00                    Nyköpings teater                                                                       Nyköping

10-15                                  19.00                    Svegs kyrka                                                                              Sveg

10-16                                t.b.c.                     Hall t.b.c., School concert                                                        Östersund

10-16                               19.00                    Gamla Teatern                                                                          Östersund

10-18                                  16.00                    Baptistkyrkan                                                                            Hudviksvall

10-19                                 t.b.c.                     Hall t.b.c. School concert                                                         Sandviken

10-21                                 19.00                    Musikverket, Kulturcentrum, Concert                                     Sandviken

10-22                                  19.00                    Västerås Konserthus, lilla salen                                              Västerås

Sweet Plantain residency at Quad Cities Nov 2-8. @ Bettendorf High School

Nov 2-7. Concert Nov 8th
3333 18th St, Bettendor, IA 52722 (United States) 
(563) 332-7001

Sweet Plantain is:

Joe Deninzon-violin/vocals/mandolin

Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone

Orlando Wells-viola

Wayne Smith-cello

Thursday, Nov 13th. Joe Deninzon Jazz Trio @Harvest Bistro

252 Schraalenburg  Ave, Closter, NJ 07624

(201) 750-9966

With Steve Benson-guitar

Gaku-Takanashi-bass

Russian Band “Plan B” covers JD song “What’s That Thang?”

I Found this awesome Russian jazz group covering my song “What’s That Thang.” What a sweet surprise, and they kill it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Z4KLgg7fE

Love and blessings,

-JD

 

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! JOE DENINZON SUMMER/FALL 2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

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WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO!  

JOE DENINZON SUMMER/FALL 2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

www.joedeninzon.com

@joedeninzon

JD MWROC 2013
Dear friends,
Hello there! I hope you’ve been enjoying your summer so far. My apologies for not keeping you abreast of my goings on for so long. I’ve been in a transitional period with my newsletter person  and needed to revamp and restructure a few things. SO….. here’s what I’ve been up to and all the amazing things that lie ahead.

June

I recently had the privilege of playing at Katie Couric’s wedding at her posh Hamptons estate with my musical partner-in-crime, Steve Benson and an incredible young cellist named Greg Byers (www.gregbyersmusic.com). It was a fun mix of Beatles, Bach, Beach Boys, and plenty of standards. A real blast and her and her husband John were very particular with their musical requests and a really fun couple to play for. Congratulations to the newlyweds and wishing them best of luck!
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July

 

From July 14th-19th, I taught for my 4th year at the  Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp. (www.mwroc.com) In Olathe, KS.
This is the only camp in the world dedicated to electric /rock string playing! I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again and again and again: This is an INCREDIBLE 5 days of music, camaraderie, and inspiration! I cannot recommend this camp enough for (especially) string players, guitarists, drummers, singers, musical educators, and musicians in general. Other faculty all-stars included the incredible Rachel Barton Pine, Daniel Bernard Roumaine, Tracy Silverman, Doctor David Wallace and many more! Here are a few highlights from this year.
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From MWROC, it was on to Wichita on July 20th, where I gave an improv workshop and solo electric/acoustic violin/vocal performance for Vance Music. It was a blast to come back and play for the nice folks in Wichita. Thank you to everyone at Vance Music for having me back.
JOE VANCE 2014

August

Grand Canyon Music Festival/School of Rock

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For the 14th year, I will be returning to the Grand Canyon Music Festival August 25-29, with an August 28th performance at the Shrine of the Ages (South Rim) With harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio (www.robertbonfiglio.com)and guitar guru Steve Benson. Also involved with the festival will be the Catalyst String Quartet (http://www.catalystquartet.com) and legendary modern string band, ETHEL (www.ethelcentral.org)
Check out the website for more info and tickets:
This also marks the 8th annual School of Rock, a one-week workshop I co-founded where Steve and I teach local canyon kids how to form a band and rock out. We put together a full concert in merely 4 days and it is truly exhilarating!

Upcoming Stratospheerius Shows

party
Thursday, September 18th
Performing with Stratospheerius
The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10030
212-690-7807
Pontus Gunve (Swedish guitarist/composer) 8 PM
Jeremy Beck Band (10 PM) (singer/songwriter/organist)
Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Aurelien Budynek-guitar
Jamie Bishop-bass

Sweet Plantain Sweden tour and more!

sweet plantain 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, Sweet Plantain welcomes our new cellist, Wayne Smith, and will be embarking on a 20-town tour of Sweden, followed by some dates in the Midwest in early November. Stay tuned and visit our website for updated information. here is everything we can tell you so far:
Upcoming shows:

Date                     Time           Venue                                                        City

9-27                                  16.00                    Pingstkyrkan                                                                             Uddevalla

9-28                                   18.00                    Biblioteket                                                                                  Båstad

9-29                               19.00                    Dunkers Kulturhus                                                                    Helsingborg

9-30                                    19.00                    Artisten                                                                                      Göteborg

10-2                                    19.00                    Wallenbergssalen                                                                     Linköping

10-4                                  16.00                    Söderportkyrkan                                                                       Tingsryd

10-5                                   16.00                    Utvandrarnas hus                                                                     Växjö

10-6                                  t.b.c.                     Hall to be confirmed                                                                 Vänersborg

10-7                                    19.30                    Festsalen, Folkets hus                                                             Vänersborg

10-8                                   17.30-18.15         Musikskolan, Workshop                                                          Arboga

10-8                                  19.00                    Musikskolan, Concert                                                              Arboga

10-12                                16.00                    Nyköpings teater                                                                       Nyköping

10-15                                  19.00                    Svegs kyrka                                                                              Sveg

10-16                                t.b.c.                     Hall t.b.c., School concert                                                        Östersund

10-16                               19.00                    Gamla Teatern                                                                          Östersund

10-18                                  16.00                    Baptistkyrkan                                                                            Hudviksvall

10-19                                 t.b.c.                     Hall t.b.c. School concert                                                         Sandviken

10-21                                 19.00                    Musikverket, Kulturcentrum, Concert                                     Sandviken

10-22                                  19.00                    Västerås Konserthus, lilla salen                                              Västerås

 

Sweet PLantain is:

Joe Deninzon-violin/vocals/mandolin

Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone

Orlando Wells-viola

Wayne Smith-cello

Russian Band “Plan B” covers JD song “What’s That Thang?”

I Found this awesome Russian jazz group covering my song “What’s That Thang.” What a sweet surprise, and they kill it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Z4KLgg7fE

 

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope to see you all at a show in the near future.

 

Love and blessings,

-JD

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WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO!  

JOE DENINZON SUMMER/FALL 2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

www.joedeninzon.com

@joedeninzon

JD MWROC 2013
Dear friends,
Hello there! I hope you’ve been enjoying your summer so far. My apologies for not keeping you abreast of my goings on for so long. I’ve been in a transitional period with my newsletter person  and needed to revamp and restructure a few things. SO….. here’s what I’ve been up to and all the amazing things that lie ahead.

June

I recently had the privilege of playing at Katie Couric’s wedding at her posh Hamptons estate with my musical partner-in-crime, Steve Benson and an incredible young cellist named @Greg Byers (www.gregbyersmusic.com). It was a fun mix of Beatles, Bach, Beach Boys, and plenty of standards. A real blast and her and her husband John were very particular with their musical requests and a really fun couple to play for. Congratulations to the newlyweds and wishing them best of luck!
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July

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From July 14th-19th, I will be teaching once again at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp. (www.mwroc.com) In Olathe, KS.
I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again and again and again: This is an INCREDIBLE 5 days of music, camaraderie, and inspiration! I cannot recommend this camp enough for (especially) string players, guitarists, drummers, singers, musical educators, and musicians in general. Other faculty all-stars include the incredible @Rachel Barton Pine, Daniel Bernard Roumaine (@dbr), @Tracy Silverman, and many more! I’m not just raving because I’m on the faculty (hee hee). Folks, this is the real deal! It’s STILL not too late to register. Please check it out!
Although the focus of the camp is to educate and inspire string players to “plug in” and break out of the classical box, this camp is NOT just for string players. Singers and all instrumentalists are welcome! Topics covered are arranging, theory, alternative techniques, recording technology, stage presence, music business, and much more…. plus plenty of opportunities to perform and blow everyone away!
Saturday, July 20th: Clinic/performance at Vance Music
I will be giving an improvisation clinic (all instruments welcome!) and solo performance at Vance Music in Wichita, KS
July 21-26, I join my wife, son, and daughter in Vail, CO, where the NY Philharmonic does a residency every year. Spending some down time with the kids while Yulia is busy rehearsing and performing, then it’s off to St Martin for our annual family vacation!

August

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Grand Canyon Music Festival/Scholl of Rock 

For the 14th year, I will be returning to the Grand Canyon Music Festival August 25-29, with an August 28th performance at the Shrine of the Ages (South Rim) With harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio (www.robertbonfiglio.com)and guitar guru Steve Benson. Also involved with the festival will be the Catalyst String Quartet (http://www.catalystquartet.com) @ethelcentral.
and New Music string band Ethel (www.ethelcentral.org)
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Check out the website for more info and tickets:
This also marks the 8th annual School of Rock, a one-week workshop I co-founded where Steve and I teach local canyon kids how to form a band and rock out. We put together a full concert in merely 4 days and it is truly exhilarating!

September

Upcoming Stratospheerius Shows

party
Thursday, September 18th
Performing with Stratospheerius
The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10030
212-690-7807
Pontus Gunve (Swedish guitarist/composer) 8 PM
Jeremy Beck Band (10 PM) (singer/songwriter/organist)
Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Aurelien Budynek-guitar
Jamie Bishop-bass

October

Sweet Plantain Sweden tour and more!

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Ladies and gentlemen, Sweet Plantain welcomes our new cellist, Wayne Smith, and will be embarking on a 20-town tour of Sweden, followed by some dates in the Midwest in early November. Stay tuned and visit our website for updated information. here is everything we can tell you so far:
Upcoming shows:

Date                     Time           Venue                                                        City

9-27                                  16.00                    Pingstkyrkan                                                                             Uddevalla

9-28                                   18.00                    Biblioteket                                                                                  Båstad

9-29                               19.00                    Dunkers Kulturhus                                                                    Helsingborg

9-30                                    19.00                    Artisten                                                                                      Göteborg

10-2                                    19.00                    Wallenbergssalen                                                                     Linköping

10-4                                  16.00                    Söderportkyrkan                                                                       Tingsryd

10-5                                   16.00                    Utvandrarnas hus                                                                     Växjö

10-6                                  t.b.c.                     Hall to be confirmed                                                                 Vänersborg

10-7                                    19.30                    Festsalen, Folkets hus                                                             Vänersborg

10-8                                   17.30-18.15         Musikskolan, Workshop                                                          Arboga

10-8                                  19.00                    Musikskolan, Concert                                                              Arboga

10-12                                16.00                    Nyköpings teater                                                                       Nyköping

10-15                                  19.00                    Svegs kyrka                                                                              Sveg

10-16                                t.b.c.                     Hall t.b.c., School concert                                                        Östersund

10-16                               19.00                    Gamla Teatern                                                                          Östersund

10-18                                  16.00                    Baptistkyrkan                                                                            Hudviksvall

10-19                                 t.b.c.                     Hall t.b.c. School concert                                                         Sandviken

10-21                                 19.00                    Musikverket, Kulturcentrum, Concert                                     Sandviken

10-22                                  19.00                    Västerås Konserthus, lilla salen                                              Västerås

 

Sweet PLantain is:

Joe Deninzon-violin/vocals/mandolin

Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone

Orlando Wells-viola

Wayne Smith-cello

 

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope to see you all at a show in the near future.

 

Love and blessings,

-JD

Upcoming NYC-Area Stratospheerius shows with Jeremy Beck Band

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Ladies and gents,

If you are in the New York and Rockland County areas, I would like to draw your attention to two fantabulous shows that Stratospheerius will be playing with our good friend, Jeremy Beck. jeremy is an incredible singer/songwriter/organist who has played with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Missy Elliot, Kool & The Gang, The Lennon Sisters, and James Hunter among many others.
Jeremy is from Alabama, and his band mixes Southern blues, R&B, country rock, and soul.
We are honored to be doing two double bills with the Jeremy Beck Band! Please come and support, dance, drink, and hang out with us!

Friday, March 14th
8:00 P.M.
The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10030
212-690-7807
With the Jeremy Beck Band (incredible singer/songwriter/organist/longtime friend and colleague)
https://www.facebook.com/events/271472689670427/

Friday, March 28thth
10:00 P.M.
Olive’s
118 North Main St.
Nyack, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/219239354926940/
With the Jeremy Beck Band

Stratospheerius is:

Joe Deninzon-lead vocals/7 string “Ciper” electric violin
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Aurelien Budynek-guitar, vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass, vocals

WWW.STRATOSPHEERIUS.COM

LIKE us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stratospheerius)
FOLLOW us on twitter (@joedenizon)

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! Joe Deninzon Feb/March 2014 NEWS

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WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO!

Joe Deninzon Feb/March 2014 NEWS

 

Happy friggin New Year!

Here’s hoping you guys and gals have an unforgettable 2014 full of the finest things in life, namely health, wealth, wisdom, and wild days and nights of music and inspiration!

2013 saw a lot of milestones in my life, namely the birth of our daughter, Arianna Margaret Deninzon on April 14th!
I was also fortunate to return to some of my favorite places and do what I love, teaching and performing.
I returned to the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp for the third year in a row and had an unforgettable experience teaching string kids how to rock out and let their freak flag fly.
I also returned to the Grand Canyon Music Festival for the 13th year in a row to perform with Robert Bonfiglio and work with the School of Rock.
After a successful kickstarter campaign, Stratospheerius filmed and released our first official video for the song “One Foot in the Next World”, which went into heavy rotation on over 80 stations and video outlets!
Other highlights include a successful Southern tour with Sweet Plantain, and more great reviews of my book and the last Stratospheerius CD.

This year, I’m already hitting the ground running, with plenty of shows and new projects bubbling bubbling bubbling…

STRATOSPHEERIUS IN THE STUDIO

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We are proud to announce that we have broken ground on 4 new songs that we plan to release as singles in the coming months. Here are some photos from an incredible session we recently had. Thanks again to our friend, the brilliant Rave Tesar for engineering, co-producing, hearing all the little details we miss, and bringing out the best in our music!
See studio shots HERE:
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UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

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Saturday, Feb 1st, 8:00 P.M.

NJ Proghouse Concert Series
Roxy & Dukes
745 Bound Brook Rd.
Dunellen, NJ
Stratospheerius is proud to make their debut at the NJ Proghouse Concert Series with Ray Weston (Lead singer from Echolyn)
For more info, visit: http://www.njproghouse.com/2014/01/10/weston-stratospheerius-february-1-2014/
Join event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/441062789354908/

Friday, Feb 7th
8:00 P.M.
Cyber Cafe West
176 Main St. Binghamton, NY
Binghamton, NY
607-723-2456
Saturday, Feb 8th
10:00 P.M.
Mojo’s
104 E. 2nd St. Jamestown, NY 14701
716-720-4621
Friday, March 14th
8:00 P.M.
The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10030
212-690-7807
With the Jeremy Beck Band (incredible singer/songwriter/organist/longtime friend and colleague)
Friday, March 28th
10:00 P.M.
Olive’s
118 North Main St.
Nyack, NY
With the Jeremy Beck Band

Stratospheerius is:

Joe Deninzon-lead vocals/7 string “Ciper” electric violin
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Aurelien Budynek-guitar, vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass, vocals

LIKE us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stratospheerius)

www.stratospheerius.com

SWEET PLANTAIN UPCOMING SHOWS

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Saturday, Febryary 15th
Valentine’s Day Concert
8:00 P.M.
Church of St.John the Evangelist
Lambertville, NJ

For tickets/more information, click HERE:
http://www.riversidesymphonia.org/upcoming-concerts/valentine-chamber-concert-featuring-sweet-plantain-string-quartet

Featuring:

Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin/vocals
Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone
Orlando Wells-viola
Jennifer DeVore-cello

LIKE us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sweetplantain)

www.sweetplantain.com

Press Room

Joe Deninzon mentioned among most notable electric violin players of the last 30 years in February issue of STRINGS! (link)

http://www.allthingsstrings.com/Instruments/SELECTION-PURCHASE2/The-Electric-Company-A-Century-Wide-Look-at-the-Electric-Violin

Joe Deninzon was interviewed in STRINGS Magazine january issue about the future of Sweet Plantain and tips on composing and performing with tracks and acoustic instruments.

 

Education Station

Mark Wood

I am excited to announce that i will be returning again to the Mark Wood Rofck Orchestra Camp this summer! Early discounted registration is open NOW!

www.mwroc.com

Although the focus of the camp is to educate and inspire string players to “plug in” and break out of the classical box, this camp is NOT just for string players. Singers and all instrumentalists are welcome! Topics covered are arranging, theory, alternative techniques, recording technology, stage presence, music business, and much more…. plus plenty of opportunities to perform and blow everyone away!

Joe Deninzon Plugging in from Mel Bay Publications

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Are you a violinist who is curious about “going electric” but have no idea where to begin? This book will walk you through the process of choosing an electric violin, shopping for an amplifier, and using effects pedals. The book also covers improvisation in the genres of blues, rock, and funk. Chopping and other rhythmic techniques for bowed string instruments are explored, as well as playing in a band, rock string arranging and working with DJs. “Plugging In” will open new worlds of creativity for you as a string player and help you find your own voice in this brave new world!
Order your copy today at:
LIKE “PLUGGING IN” ON FACEBOOK

Read the latest review from American String Teachers Journal!

Mel bay ASTA journal review 11-13

Be the envy of all your friends. Buy a Stratospheerius T-Shirt TODAY!

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“ONE FOOT IN THE NEXT WORLD” video

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Check out and share our new video on Youtube!
 

Purchase ALL Joe Deninzon/Stratospheerius music, books, and paraphernalia at the STORE

Subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! JOE DENINZON NEWS DEC 2013

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WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! DECEMBER 2013 NEWS FOR VIOLINIST/VOCALIST JOE DENINZON

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People of the earth!

That magical time is upon us! Get ready to be bombarded with Christmas and Channukah carols everywhere you go, rig the lights and run up the electric bill, shop tip you drop, and most importantly…spread love and music throughout the world!
I’ve made some great memories in the past month and I have a lot to be thankful for. Here’s the latest and the greatest…
JD Michigan ASD
I was recently the guest artist at the first annual Michigan Alternative Styles day at McDonald High School in East Lansing, MI. The kids performed my string orchestra of Stratospheerius’s “One Foot in the Next World”, “Ballad for Ding Bang,” “Gutterpunk Blues,” Guns N Roses “Sweet Child of Mine,” and “Fire” by Jimi Hendrix. It was a blast teaching the kids how to rock out and forcing some brave volunteers to take improvised solos in public for the first time in their lives! I also got to meet some incredible local musician who collaborated in our concert (guitarist Elvan Kelly, drummer Fred Knapp, bassist Dave Rosin, and conductor Bryan Kolk). Thanks also to Amy Feldcamp Marr and INgrid Dyckman for bringing me there. I looove doing these education clinics/residencies. Few things in life are more rewarding to me!
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Sweet Plantain  had successful performances in Lafayette, LA, Lubbock, TX, and Troy, NY. We debuted our new cellist, Rubin Kodheli, who did in incredible job tackling some challenging music. The whole tour was bittersweet, as our dear friend and founding member David Gotay is fighting kidney cancer and this was the first time he missed a Sweet Plantain performance. Our prayers go out to him and his family.

STRATOSPHEERIUS HOLIDAY DISCOUNT ON CDBABY

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In the spirit of the holiday season,

NOW THROUGH JAN 1! ALL JOE DENINZON/STRATOSPHEERIUS CD’S ON CDBABY WILL BE ON SALE FOR $5!  

Please take advantage of this limited time offer and give your friends some stocking stuffers!

UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Joe Deninzzon-electric violin/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Aurelien Budyneck-guitar
Jamie Bishop-bass
Thursday, December 5th
The Sainte
7:30 P.M.
$5 cover
With Ten Foot Tall Band
601 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 775-9144
Wednesday, December 11th
Creative Strings Concert Series
Bowery Electric
7:30 P.M. Mazzmuse
8:30 P.M. Stratospheerius
Www.stratospheerius.com
9:30 P.M. New Retro Strings
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I am launching a new concert series in NYC featuring bands lead by innovative electric string players called. This night features the music of the incredible singer/songwriter/violinist Mazz Swift, my band Stratospheerius, and New Retro Strings with violin goddess Claudia Chopek. (Www.claudiachopek.com)
 

Register NOW for the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp

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For the fourth year in a row, I will be returning as an instructor at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp in Olathe, KS.
If you are a string player (performer or educator), or singer/keyboardist/guitarist/bassist REGARDLESS OF AGE who is interested in expanding musical horizons and experience a week of mind-blowing performances and unforgettable life experiences, REGIRSTER TODAAY at WWW.MWROC.COM
This camp is great for novice students with little or no improvisation experience, teachers who want to incorporate elements of rock, jazz, or blues into their school orchestras or private instruction, advance/professional players looking to be challenged and expand their musical palette.
Other renowned instructors include founder and president, violinist/composer Mark WoodTracy Silverman, Rachel Barton Pine, David Wallace, Bridgid Bibbens, Sean Grissom, Lucas Shorgren, and Daniel Bernard Romaine.

Joe Deninzon Plugging in from Mel Bay Publications

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Are you a violinist who is curious about “going electric” but have no idea where to begin? This book will walk you through the process of choosing an electric violin, shopping for an amplifier, and using effects pedals. The book also covers improvisation in the genres of blues, rock, and funk. Chopping and other rhythmic techniques for bowed string instruments are explored, as well as playing in a band, rock string arranging and working with DJs. “Plugging In” will open new worlds of creativity for you as a string player and help you find your own voice in this brave new world!
Order your copy today at:
LIKE “PLUGGING IN” ON FACEBOOK

Read the latest review from American String Teachers Journal!

Mel bay ASTA journal review 11-13

Stratospheerius T-Shirts now available!

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“ONE FOOT IN THE NEXT WORLD” video

FIRE DANCER
Check out and share our new video on Youtube!
 
LIKE us on Facebook

 

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! JOE DENINZON NEWS OCT/NOV 2013

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WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! OCT/NOV 2013 UPCOMING EVENTS FOR VIOLINIST/VOCALIST JOE DENINZON

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Folks,
Hope you’re having a great fall season! August and September were jam-packed! I taught and performed for my 13th year at the Grand Canyon Music Festival, with guitarist Steve Benson and Robert Bonfiglio. We had an incredible fundraiser on September 26th at one of our favorite venues, the Shrine in NYC. First of all, I want to thank all the musicians, volunteers, staff,  and people who came out to support our dear friend David Gotay in his battle with Cancer. We raised over $2000 in one night! It was an evening full of love and great music. Performing alongside Stratospheeius were Sound Liberation Erbium, Resolution 15, and Dapp Theory.  Here are some photos from the event:
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If you still want to donate , please visit www.paypal.com and make direct payments to davefightscancer@gotayproductions.com
We are also auctioning of a guitar signed by Latin superstar Marc Anthony to help raise money for Dave. Thanks to Marc and to Sweet Plantain violinist Eddie Venegas, who is a member of Marc’s touring band.
Marc Anthony with guitar

Please visit this link if you want to make a bid:

www.32auctions.com/davefightscancer

Upcoming Stratospheerius shows:

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Thursday, October 24th
9:00 P.M.
The Grape Room
105 Grape St.
Philadelphia, PA
19127
215-930-0321
Wednesday, December 11th
Creative Strings Concert Series
Bowery Electric
7:30 P.M. Mazzmuse
8:30 P.M. Stratospheerius
9:30 P.M. New Retro Strings
We are launching a new concert series in NYC featuring bands lead by innovative string players. This night features the music of the incredible singer/songwriter/violinist Mazz Swift, my ban Stratospheerius, and New Retro Strings with violin goddess Claudia Chopek. (Www.claudiachopek.com)

Upcoming performances with Sweet Plantain

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Sweet Plantain is back with three performances in November! Filling in for our cellist, David Gotay, who is ill (see above), will be the incredible cellist/composer Rubin Kodheli (www.rubinkodheli.com)
Wednesday, Nov 13th
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Heymann Center
1373 S. College Rd. Lafayette, LA 70503-2909
Friday, November 15th
7:00 P.M.
Texas Tech University
Arlington, TX
$18 General Admission TTU Students-1 free ticket with valid ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU $12.00 General Admission ticket with valid OLLI ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center box office Select-A-Seat: (806) 770-2000
Thursday, November 21st
12 P.M.
Bulmar Telecommunications Center
Troy, NY
Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin/vocals
Eddie Venegas-violin/trombone
Earl Maneein-violin
Orlando Wells-viola
David Gotay/Rubin Kodheli-cello

Other Performances

Performing with percussionist/singer Alessandra Belloni (www.alessandrabelloni.com)
Friday, October 18th
8:00 P.M.
CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE /St. James Chapel1047 AMSTERDAM AVENUE (112Th Street)New York City, tickets: $25Visit us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/373168859452916/

 
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My wife, violinist Yulia Ziskel, member of the New York Philharmonic,
will be performing with renowned pianist Alexander Kobrin (http://www.alexkobrinpianist.com) and other members of the Philharmonic
at the NY Phil Merkin Concert Hall series.
They will be performing Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor.
Sunday, October 20th.
3:00 P.M.
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
212 501 3300
For tickets, please visit

Education Station

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Joe Deninzon to teach/perform at Michigan Alternative Styles day

I will be artist/clinician in residence at the first annual Michigan Alternative Styles Day on Saturday, November 9th at East Lansing’s MacDonald Middle School.
A full day will be spent teaching young string players how to rock out, culminating with the MSBOA ROCK orchestra performing my arrangements of music by Adele, Guns N Roses, Jimi Hendrix, and my original compositions.
For more information, visit:

Joe Deninzon’s “PLUGGING IN” Book/CD/DVD from Mel Bay Publications

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If you are a string player interested in going electric and exploring the world of improvisation for the first time, buy this book today!
http://melbay.com/product.asp?ProductID=22035SET

Read the review from STRINGS magazine!
http://www.allthingsstrings.com/Reviews/Editions/Plugging-In-A-Guide-to-Gear-and-New-Techniques-for-the-21st-Century-Violinist 
Like the new “Plugging In” Facebook page!

In the Studio/Guest appearances

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Joe recently recorded on two tracks with the renowned Orthodox Jewish singer
 Avraham Fried on his laters CD, “Ah Mechayeh and other Yiddish Songs.”
 
Joe recently contributed some electric and acoustic violin to the song “Road to Bonnaroo” Ten Foot Tall Band. Check it out here:

 PRESS ROOM

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Amazing interview with Joe Deninzon in Spring issue of Progression Magazine
http://www.progressionmagazine.com 
Read full interview HERE: http://www.joedeninzon.com/category/press/ 
 

One Foot in the Next World video

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Stratospheerius’ first official video has been in heavy rotation in video outlets throughout the U.S. and getting great feedback!  Check it out HERE !

 

Reviews of Stratospheerius’ “The Next World”

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Our latest CD, “The Next World,” reached number 10 on the national Jamband charts and has been continuously receiving nationwide airplay and rave reviews.

Here is what other critics have been saying about the “The Next World”:

“(Stratospheerius) once again shows the world that Russians and Americans can make beautiful and exciting music together …A thrilling array of songs that run the gamut from complex prog tunes to simple ballads. “The Next World” is an electrifying album, guaranteed to take you into the stratosphere and beyond…”
-Wildman Steve
Read more…  http://stratospheerius.com/category/press/reviews/

You just can’t go wrong with this outfit. Nor can you assume what you are going to hear when they release a new disc. While the fusion elements of previous releases are still present, this one has more pure rock in it, too. Frankly, this might be the best Stratospheerius disc yet!”
-G.W Hill

“Every member plays with passion and invention. Budynek is tight and bright in rhythm mode and soars when the song calls for it. Bishop is a flat out low-end monster and perfectly matched with the fiery Padmore. She is that drummer every musician wants in their ensemble: a player that can blow your mind one moment, then tenderly hold your hand the next. As for Deninzon – the sounds he gets out of that violin are inhuman. His speed, precision, color, and character are just off the charts!”
-Jon Wilcox
Read more… http://progsheet1.hypermart.net/cdrz.html

“A leading contender for the best rock album of 2012… Joe Deninzon’s dazzling violin solos, creative loops and effects areclearly spectacular and demonstrate that he is one of the most talented instrumentalists in the current rock scene. ”
-Angel Romero
Read more… http://progressiverockcentral.com/2012/05/04/a-superbly-gifted-violinist/  

“Tightly crafted studio pieces including intricately produced vocal articulations, electronic effects, and multi-tracked instrumentation…It’s an album with bright, vibrant tones from four players who aren’t competing, but rather congealing.”
-Wessley Britton
Read more… http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Music-Review-Joe-Deninzon-Stratospheerius-3477902.php

“It’s in STRATOSPHEERIUS that the violinist holds the richest palette to take colors from….a fabulous vibe goes down the listener’s spine.”
Read more… LET IT ROCK
http://dmme.net/reviews/reviews49.html#spheer12

Visit The Next World homepage on the Digital Nations website (Digital Nations logo)
http://www.digital-nations.com/artists/premier-dn-artists/joe-deninzon-stratospheerius/  

 

Listen to samples and download it on itunes.
 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-next-world…/id501158622  

 

Buy it on CDbaby.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joedeninzonstratospheeri  

 

Buy it on Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076T21XM/ref=dm_sp_alb?ie=UTF8&qid=1328726471&sr=8-3 

 

Buy it on
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http://www.abstractlogix.com/xcart/product.php?productid=25506&cat=0&page=1  

 

Purchase “The Next World…” ,  other Joe Deninzon/Stratospheerius music, and STRATOSPHEERIUS T-SHIRTS 

at
 www.stratospheerius.bandcamp.com  www.joedeninzon.bandcamp.com 

 

CANCER BENEFIT FOR DAVID GOTAY SEPTEMBER 26TH

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SEPTEMBER 26TH CANCER BENEFIT FOR DAVID GOTAY

Dear friends,

I would like to focus this newsletter on a very special event coming up in New York City. As many of you know, one of my closest friends and colleagues, David Gotay (cellist from Metro Strings and Sweet Plantain) has been diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Cancer, which has spread to his brain, chest, and bones. He is fighting for his life. We are organizing a fundraiser to help David and his family pay for his medical expenses and living expenses. If you are in New York on that date, please join us and help support David. The evening will feature 5 incredible bands, all of whom have a personal connection with Dave. If you are not able to attend and would like to make a donation, Please visit www.paypal.com and you can make direct payments to davefightscancer@gotayproductions.com.

Here is all the information about the show.

Please join the event on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/585534714842955/

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Thursday, September 26th 

The Shrine

Www.shrinenyc.com

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd

(Near 134th St)

5 incredible bands!

7 PM Erbium (www.erbiummusic.com)

8 PM Stratospheerius (www.stratospheerius.com)

9 PM Resolution 15 (www.resolution15.com)

10 PM Andy Milne/Dapp Theory (www.andymilne.com)

11 PM Sound Liberation (www.soundliberation.net)

 

OTHER UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

Friday, Sept 27th

10 PM

Olive’s

118 Main St.

Nyack, NY

845.358.3120

$5 cover

With SPECIAL GUEST:

Israeli guitarist Gadi Caplan

www.gadicaplan.com

 

Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th

Stratospheerius RETURNS TO HARVETS BALL!

We are excited to be returning to one of our favorite places; Harry’s Hill in Starks, ME, to play at the annual Harvest Ball Festival. We will be doing two sets alongside an incredible lineup of bands: Friday, Oct 4th at 9:30 P.M. and Saturday, Oct 5th at 12:00 P.M.

For more information, please visit www.harryshill.net

 

Thursday, October 17th

THE GRAPE ROOM

105 Grape St.

Philadelphia, PA

19127

215-930-0321

www.graperoommusic.com

9:00 P.M.

$5 cover

STRATOSPHEERIUS IS:

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals

Lucianna Padmore-drums

Jamie Bishop-bass

Aurelien Budynek-guitar

 

One Foot in the Next World Video

FIRE DANCER

Stratospheerius’ first official video has been getting multiple views and great feedback. We are about to launch a full-scale promotion for video, hopefully bringing it to every possible outlet where music videos are shown these days. Check it out at (LINK). Blog it, tweet it, tell your friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7ad4iCYIOI