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WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! Joe Deninzon/Stratospheerius News April/May/June 2014

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO!

Joe Deninzon/Stratospheerius News April/May/June 2014

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Little darlings,

It’s been a long cold lonely winter…. Here comes the sun

Hope all your winter blues have melted away and you’re ready for some hot and lusty spring fever.
Always a flurry of activity here at the DENINZOO!
Working on new recordings with Stratospheerius, performances with Robert Bonfiglio, and other major composition projects soon to be announced…
Also excited to be returning to the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp for the 4th consecutive year!

UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Follow me on twitter: @joedeninzon
Thursday, May 1st
9 P.M.
The Saint
601 Main St.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-7775-9144
$8 cover
Thursday, May 15th.
8 PM
PACA
(Performing Arts Collective Alliance)
1505 State St. 2nd Floor
Erie, PA 104
with Eric Brewer Band (www.reverbnation.com/ericbrewer)
BYOB!!!
$10 cover
Friday, May 16th
9 P.M.
Halligan Bar & Grille
1281 Salt Springs Rd
Youngstown, OH 44509-1612
(234) 228-9421
With special guest RADIO CRUSH
NO COVER!
Friday, June 20th
Olive’s Bar
118 North Main St.
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 353-4377
With incredible cellist GREG BYERS
$5 cover
Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon-lead vocals, electric 7-string Viper violin
Aurelien Budynek-guitar, vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Stratospheerius is currently mixing some new songs which we plan to release as singles throughout the year. We plan to continue writing and recording new music, to culminate in a new CD in 2015! Stay tuned…

Other Joe Deninzon Performances

 
Saturday, May 3rd
Performing with pianist David Budway (www.davidbudway.com)
Open to the public. Fundraiser for Temple Beth El. (Closter, NJ)
Concert will take place in a private home in Cresskill, NJ
For more information, please visit:

Performing with Robert Bonfiglio trio in Saranac, NY  (www.robertbonfiglio.com)

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Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 pm at the Saranac Fire Hall on Route 3   

Sunday, May 25 at 3:00 pm at the Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac

For tickets/more information, please visit:

Robert Bonfiglio-harmonica
Joe Deninzon-violin/mandolin/vocals
Steve Benson-guitar

Joe Deninzon returns to teach at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp July 13-19!

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I am excited to announce that I will be returning again to the Mark Wood Rofck Orchestra Camp this summer!
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!
Here is a photo of me last year performing with my illustrious colleagues, violinist Tracy Silverman, violist David Wallace, drummer/multi-instrumentalist Matt Vanacoro, and cellist Lucas Shorgren .
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Other renowned faculty include Rachel Barton Pine-violin, Sean Grissom-cello, Bridgid Bibbens-violin, Daniel Bernard Roumain-violin, and the founder; renowned composer/inventor of the viper/violin revolutionary Mark Wood.

Press Room

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

Make your friends jealous. Buy a Stratospheerius T-Shirt TODAY!

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Mel Bay Publications presents: “Plugging In: A Guide to Gear and Techniques for the 21st Century Violinist” by Joe Deninzon

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Visit our STORE and buy Joe Deninnzon/Stratospheerius music, DVD’s, t- shirts, and books!

STRATOSPHEERIUS “ONE FOOT IN THE NEXT WORLD” video

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Check out and share our new video on Youtube!
 

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:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153766545560574.1073741830.253917010573&type=1

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

FIRE DANCER
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

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

WWW.JOEDENINZON.COM

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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

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

 

JOE DENINZON NEWSLETTER AUG/SEPT, 2013

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO!!

joe_wide

THE LATEST HAPPENINGS FROM VIOLINIST JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2013

www.joedeninzon.com

www.stratospheerius.com

Dear Friends,

It’s been an incredible and inspiring summer so far! After gigging and teaching my ass of through June and July, my wife Yulia has me on vacation lockdown the first two weeks of August (Bless her heart), and then I’m off again to the Grand Canyon Music Festival. Here’s I’ve been up to:

Stratospheerius “The Next World” made the top 10 “Best of 2012″ list!

This is a UK-based podcast focusing on Progressive rock, hosted by our friend Ian Fairhorn.

Www.Epilepticgibbon.co.uk

Here is the Mixcloud version:

http://www.mixcloud.com/ianfairholm/eppy-gibbon-podcast-music-show-episode-108-best-of-2012-my-top-21-countdown-pt2/

“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.

Education Station

JD MWROC 2013b

I am still flying high from my third year teaching at the incredible Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp, which took place during the third week of July in Olathe, KS.  Folks, I have given clinics at many camps, colleges, high schools, outreach programs, music conferences. I swear to you, there is NOTHING else like this! If you have never experienced it, you have no idea what you’re missing. I have never been in an environment with this degree of love, mutual respect, abundant talent both among the faculty and the campers, and a genuine desire to build everyone around you up rather than cut them down. This should be a model for every music camp/educational organization in the world. If you are a string player (or vocalist, guitarists, bassist), SIGN UP FOR NEXT YEAR….DO IT NOW!!!!!!!

www.mwroc.com

Here are a few of my personal highlights:

Playing my electric string quartet arrangement of Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Dance of Maya with the amazing Tracy Silverman (violin), David Wallace (viola) Lucas Shogren (cello), and Matt Vanacorro (drums).

jdmwroc 2013 mahavishnu

Singing Emerson Lake & Palmer’s Karn Evil 9 with the Mark Wood Orchestra dressed as a circus ringmaster., complete with top hat, cape and fake mustache.

Performing my friend Dave Wallace’s arrangement of the old spiritual (“Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?”), alongside internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

Sharing my wacky knowledge and twisted approach to the electric violin with classes such as “Power Chord Workout”, “Singing and Playing”, “FX”, and my new one, “3D Rock”, where I show how I work the electric violin into a typical rock arrangement step by step.

Filled with good vibes from MWROC, I travelled to Souderton, PA to be the guest artist/clinician at the Got Strings? Music camp. (www.gotstrings.com). I did a one-hr solo electric performance incorporating loops and other gadgets (a new thing I’ve been developing), and the kids played my arrangement of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and my original song, “Ballad for Ding Bang.”

GRAND CANYON MUSIC FESTIVAL/SCHOOL OF ROCK

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My next adventure? A return to the Grand Canyon Music Festival (www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org) Aug 19th-23rd.

This is my 13th (I think) year coming back to one of the most beautiful places onearth to teach and perform. Once again, I will be performing with renowned harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio (www.robertbonfiglio.com). Here’s all the info:

Thursday, August 21st

7:30 P.M.

Robert Bonfiglio Group

Robert Bonfiglio-harmonica

Joe Deninzon-violin

Steve Benson-guitar

Shrine of the Ages

South Rim

Grand Canyon, AZ

Tickets: $15 adults/$8 children

Also, this marks the 7th year of the Grand Canyon School of Rock program I co-founded. With my partner in crime, guitar guru Steve Benson, we take local kids who have little or no access to music education and put a band together. In a mere four days, we put a 45-minute set of music together, and the kids get to perform twice at the end of the week! I’ve seen miracles happen in which kids who have been playing guitar for as little as 2 weeks work their tails off and are able to get through a successful performance after only 3 days of rehearsal! It’s always exhilarating and reminds me why I love what I do.

Upcoming Stratospheerius Shows

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www.stratospheerius.com

www.facebook.com/stratospheerius

www.reverbnation.com/stratospheerius

 

CONCERT FOR DAVID GOTAY

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Thursday, September 26th

The Shrine

Www.shrinenyc.com

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd

(Near 134th St)

5 incredible bands!

One of my closest friends and colleagues, David Gotay is a NYC-based cellist/rapper/composer who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV kidney cancer in May. David’s insurance does not cover chemotherapy or hospitalization.

The cancer has spread to his brain and partially paralyzed his left arm, preventing him from playing cello, which is his primary source of income. Please come and hear some incredible music and support our friend in the fight for his life! All donations and merch sales go to help David pay his bills and living expenses.

6 PM Erbium (www.erbiummusic.com)

7 PM Blues in Space (www.reverbnation.com/bluesinspace)

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)

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

 

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Stratospheerius is:

Joe Deninzon: electric violin/vocals/mandolin

Lucianna Padmore-drums

Jamie Bishop -bass/vocals

Aurelien Budynek-guitar/vocals

 

“PLUGGING IN” by Joe Deninzon

plugging_in

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://www.melbay.com/Products/Default.aspx?loaddwn=true&ProductID=22035SET_R

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!

https://www.facebook.com/plugginginbook

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/

 Joe Deninzon interview in “Prog Talk” section of Downbeat Magazine

http://www.downbeat.com/default.asp?sect=news&subsect=news_detail&nid=2123

by Eric Harabadian

 

STRATOSPHEERIUS T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!

stratos T-Shirt

Stratospheerius is proud to finally have the opportunity to take the fashion industry by storm!

Our super soft and comfortable shirt feature artwork from our latest CD, “The Next World.” Comes in 2 varieties: With and without ringers. Available in M, L, XL, XXL. Order your shirt today and be the envy of all your friends! 

Any order Includes immediate download of our song The Prism in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire!

http://stratospheerius.bandcamp.com/merch/stratospheerius-next-world-t-shirts

 VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Stratospheerius LIVE footage:

http://youtu.be/e6_dhY84Wvg

http://youtu.be/gqOR2XtIpKw

http://youtu.be/wnFfEd33QuA

http://youtu.be/betmiaNU05A

http://youtu.be/KiQJw-1coNM

http://youtu.be/RYQoxjI1JNU

 

Reviews of Stratospheerius’ “The Next World”

nextworldcover

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

www.thecornernews.com

Read more…

http://www.thecornernews.com/index.php/music_n_movies/comments/out-of-this-world-album/

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

Read more…

http://www.musicstreetjournal.com/index_cdreviews_display.cfm?id=103508

“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 are

clearly 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…

www.dmme.net

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.

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 abstractlogix.com

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

 

Purchase “The Next World…” and other releases on the new Stratospheerius and Joe Deninzon pages on bandcamp.com

 

www.stratospheerius.bandcamp.com

www.joedeninzon.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! JOE DENINON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS UPCOMING EVENTS JUNE/JULY 2013.

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO

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THE LATEST HAPPENINGS FROM VIOLINIST JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS

JUNE/JULY, 2013

www.joedeninzon.com

www.stratospheerius.com

Dear friends,

I hope you’re having an incredible summer (so far). Here is all the latest and the greatest in my world:

THE VIDEO IS DONE!!

One ft vid shoot

After a successful Kickstarter campaign and months of planning, filming, and editing, The video for STRATOSPHEERIUS’ song, “One Foot in the Next World,” has been unleashed upon the earth!

Watch it HERE. Share it with your friends, distant acquaintances, and sworn enemies. Leave your comments. Tweet it, post it. Make us go viral, baby!

Upcoming Stratospheerius Shows

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www.stratospheerius.com

www.facebook.com/stratospheerius

www.reverbnation.com/stratospheerius

Thursday, June 27th

The Shrine

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (@ 134th St)

New York, NY

www.shrinenyc.com

9:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.

Visit Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/626839527330188/

 

Friday, June 28th

Olive’s

118 Main St.

Nyack, NY

845-358-3120

With special guest, iS

http://www.reverbnation.com/isjamtrio

Visit event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/246131245525529/

 

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Stratospheerius is:

Joe Deninzon: electric violin/vocals/mandolin

Lucianna Padmore-drums

Jamie Bishop -bass/vocals

Aurelien Budynek-guitar/vocals

Other shows

Saturday, June 29th
Performing with Balkan Stomp
Rockwood Music Hall
MIDNIGHT
196 Allen St.
New York, NY
212-477-4155
FREE ADMISSION
www.rockwoodmusichall.com

Songs from Serbia, Bosnia, Italy, remixed.

www.facebook.com/balkanstomp

Saturday, July 6th

9:30 P.M.
performing with Alessandra Belloni (www.alessandrabelloni.com)
at Mehanata
113 Ludlow St.
New York, NY 10002
212-625-0981
www.mehanata.com

 

 

EDUCATION STATION

Mark Wood

ATTENTION STRING PLAYERS!!!

Joe Deninzon to teach at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp this summer!

http://www.mwroc.com/faculty/

I am excited to be returning as a faculty member at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp. Mark Wood was the designer of the 7-string fretted Viper Electric violin that I play. He is a legendary performer who has played with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dee Snyder, and Billy Joel, to name a few. He is also a true revolutionary in the world of electric violin and string education. The camp will take place at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS from July 14-20, 2012.

REGISTER TODAY AT

http://www.mwroc.com/

JOE DENINZON RESIDENCY AT  “GOT STRINGS” SUMMER CAMP

I will be giving a free masterclass on improvisation/extended techniques and a solo electric violin performance as part of the Got Strings Music Camp on Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 AM. The event is FREE and open to the public and is part of my two-day residency with the camp (July 26-27).

www.gotstrings.com

Souderton Mennonite Church

105 W. Chestnut St., Souderton, PA 189

“PLUGGING IN” by Joe Deninzon

plugging_in

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://www.melbay.com/Products/Default.aspx?loaddwn=true&ProductID=22035SET_R

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!

https://www.facebook.com/plugginginbook

 

DAVID GOTAY FIGHTS CANCER

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In my previous newsletter, I told you about how my friend and colleague David Gotay, cellist in Sweet Plantain (www.sweetplantain.com) and Metro Strings (www.metrostrings.com) is fighting Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer.) Dave has very basic health insurance from the Musician’s Union in New York City and is not able to work as a result of his condition. We are pleased to announce that we raised over $70,000 in our Indiegogo campaign to help Dave pay his medical bills, mortgage, and living expenses! In the interim, David was able to get a better deal with his insurance company, but he still has to pay thousands of dollars a year out of pocket for his medication and treatment. There will be numerous fundraising concerts taking place in the next few months with some major acts performing. Stay tuned for updates… and a tremendous THANK YOU for your prayers and support!

Visit the indiegog page:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dave-fights-evil-cancer

PRESS ROOM

Progression65-cover-6in

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/

 Joe Deninzon interview in “Prog Talk” section of Downbeat Magazine

http://www.downbeat.com/default.asp?sect=news&subsect=news_detail&nid=2123

by Eric Harabadian

 

STRATOSPHEERIUS T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!

stratos T-Shirt

Stratospheerius is proud to finally have the opportunity to take the fashion industry by storm!

Our super soft and comfortable shirt feature artwork from our latest CD, “The Next World.” Comes in 2 varieties: With and without ringers. Available in M, L, XL, XXL. Order your shirt today and be the envy of all your friends! 

Any order Includes immediate download of our song The Prism in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire!

http://stratospheerius.bandcamp.com/merch/stratospheerius-next-world-t-shirts

 VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Bootleg footage from our show at Old Miami in Detroit on 12-14-12.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AImUeJg6Ucc

Stratospheerius LIVE footage:

http://youtu.be/e6_dhY84Wvg

http://youtu.be/gqOR2XtIpKw

http://youtu.be/wnFfEd33QuA

http://youtu.be/betmiaNU05A

http://youtu.be/KiQJw-1coNM

http://youtu.be/RYQoxjI1JNU

 

Reviews of Stratospheerius’ “The Next World”

nextworldcover

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

www.thecornernews.com

Read more…

http://www.thecornernews.com/index.php/music_n_movies/comments/out-of-this-world-album/

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

Read more…

http://www.musicstreetjournal.com/index_cdreviews_display.cfm?id=103508

“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 are

clearly 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…

www.dmme.net

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.

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 abstractlogix.com

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

 

Purchase “The Next World…” and other releases on the new Stratospheerius and Joe Deninzon pages on bandcamp.com

 

www.stratospheerius.bandcamp.com

www.joedeninzon.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

HELP MY FRIEND AND BANDMATE DAVID GOTAY FIGHT CANCER!

 

I first met David Gotay at a recording session in 2000. I had been living in New York for two years. I had just graduated from Manhattan School of Music and was trying to make my way as a freelance musician. At the session, we instantly hit it off. We were part of a string quartet accompanying the band Illuminati, a well known jam band in New York. I was impressed with David’s musicianship and his sense of humor and warmth. We stayed in touch over the years and played in many orchestras and recording sessions together. When I was asked to form a rock string quartet to play private events, David was my first choice for cello. He had amazing classical chops and a great sense of groove, nurtured by his love of funk and hip hop, which he obsessively listened to growing up in the Bronx in the 80′s. He would be the first guy I call whenever I need a cellist for a recording session.

I also became a huge fan of David’s quartet, Sweet Plantain, which became one of the hottest genre crossing groups in the New York scene. I was amazed by the way in which they mixed Hip Hop, jazz, classical, and Latin flavors. Dave brought the hip hop element into the group and was acting as manager. With his charm, and organizational skills, the group was touring all over the world and it’s following was growing rapidly. It was exciting for me to witness it because I felt like I knew these guys from the beginning.
There was no other band like this! I truly believed this band could do great things and reach the level of great world-renowned genre crossing string quartets like Turtle Island and Kronos. In 2010, Dave asked me to join the group and I was thrilled. We had a great chemistry and it felt like a family. There were a lot of laughs and magic moments shared on and off stage and we had a blast touring, and are looking forward to great things happening in 2013 and beyond.
Last year, the group was picked up by Joanne Rile Management and there are some incredible prospects.
 I could not think of another cellist who could rap, play electric and acoustic cello, and write amazing music with Dave’s unique combination of influences. Without David, this group simply could not exist. Not just because he is irreplaceable as a cellist and composer with classical, jazz, and hip hop influences, but also as a proactive person with great managerial skills who has rallied the troopss and has kept the group going, getting us the gigs, following up with presenters, organizing APAP showcases. He did most of the grunt work so the group can keep touring and building its audience.
I consider David one of my closest friends. He is at his core a warm and decent person who is loyal to his family and friends and always has your back. A great husband, brother, uncle, son, and friend. Dave is loved by so many people because he is easy to love. It is rare to meet people like Dave in this world, and when you do, you should hold on to them. These people are precious. We all want Dave to be around for a long, long time to come. On a personal note, I hope to keep make music with this man many years from now.
At the end of April, 2013, Dave woke up one morning with no feeling in his right arm. Doctors mistakenly told him it was Brachial Nuritis, a rare viral nerve disease which could be cured on its own with physical therapy. On May 9th, David had a series of MRI’s and was diagnosed with Stage IV Renal Cell Carciroma-kidney cancer that had spread undetected to his brain and lungs. The diagnosis was a total shock. David first went to the doctor for what he had thought was a simple strain injury in his right arm from too much time on the cello, only to discover he had a brain tumor, an infected kidney, and 35 tumors in his lungs. Today, David is in the fight for his life.
David’s insurance through the Musician’s Union is ridiculously limited and limiting. It doesn’t cover hospitalization nor many of the treatments he will need. Cancer is expensive!
And remember, he is a freelance musician. There are no paid sick days for artists! Every day he spends in treatment fighting this cancer is a day he doesn’t earn money. David and his wife Yuko (who is also a musician) were proud to buy their first home last year., and are now saddled with mortgage payments.
Our listed goal is to raise $40,000. Our REAL goal is to raise $200,000-and believe us, David is worth every penny!
So please search within your heart and dig deep into your pockets. David and his family are counting on your generosity.
This is why we are asking for your support.
Please donate to help David in the fight for his life.
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dave-fights-evil-cancer
Also, please like and contribute your thoughts and prayers  inn these pages:
https://www.facebook.com/DaveFightsEvilCancer
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dave-fights-evil-cancer
Thank you in advance for your support.

WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO! JOE DENINZON UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MAY/JUNE 2013

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People of the Earth,

Greetings! I took a few months off from the newsletter. Been cooking up a few things and preparing for what’s next. It’s great to speak to all of you again. Wishing you a beautiful remainder of the spring and a summer full of good music, fun in the sun, and no crazy devastating hurricanes. Here’s the latest:

Meet Arianna Margaret Deninzon

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 My wife Yulia and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Arianna Margaret Deninzon on April 14th, 2013 at 11:11 A.M. Weighing 8 lbs 8 oz.

It feels great to be a father of two, and having both a son and a daughter. Words cannot express how overjoyed we are at Arianna’s arrival into this world and we are happy share this news with all of you!

Much more to juggle in my life now, but I’m so happy and overwhelmed. Who needs sleep??

UPCOMING SHOWS

spider dance new haven poster 2013SPIDER DANCE Debuts in New Haven,

Written and directed by Alessandra Belloni (www.alessandrabelloni.com)

Musical Director/arranger/violinist Joe Deninzon

2 dates from May 10 2013 – May 11 2013

Lyric Hall Theatre, 827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515

Buy Tickets (http://cubanakoa.ticketleap.com/tarantella-spider-dance-/dates/May-10-2013_at_0800PM)

 

Tarantella Spider Dance—is a mystical and sensual music/theater/dance spectacular about the history of the Tarantella, the Southern Italian myth of the bite of the tarantula, birth of the Spider Woman, and celebration of the wild ecstatic rites of Dyonisus. A cross cultural musical that blends Southern Italian drumming and dance rituals with Afro-Brazilian & Cuban Yoruba ceremonies for Yemanja/Aphrodites. Featuring aerial, fire and stilt dancers, acrobats and a techno Tarantella trance dance.

STRATOSPHEERIUS

www.stratospheerius.com

 www.facebook.com/stratospheerius

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Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

FRIDAY, MAY 31ST

STRATOSPHEERIUS “Closing” for Big Brother and the Holding Company

The High Note

136 Broadway

Amityville, NY

Evening starts at 8:00 P.M.

Stratospheerius goes on at 1:00 A.M.

Big Brother & The Holding Company was the backing band for the late great Janis Joplin. We are honored to be sharing the bill with them on this night.

Thursday, June 27th

The Shrine

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (@ 134th St)

New York, NY

www.shrinenyc.com

9:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.

 

Friday, June 28th

Olive’s

118 Main St.

Nyack, NY

845-358-3120

With special guest, iS

http://www.reverbnation.com/isjamtrio

 

Stratospheerius is:

Joe Deninzon: electric violin/vocals/mandolin

Lucianna Padmore-drums

Jamie Bishop -bass/vocals

Aurelien Budynek-guitar/vocals

 

ATTENTION STRING PLAYERS!! Joe Deninzon to teach at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp this summer!

Mark Wood

http://www.mwroc.com/faculty/

I am excited to be returning as a faculty member at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp. Mark Wood was the designer of the 7-string fretted Viper Electric violin that I play. He is a legendary performer who has played with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dee Snyder, and Billy Joel, to name a few. He is also a true revolutionary in the world of electric violin and string education. Camp is open to all ages and levels from intermediate to advanced/professional. I remember being a misfit violin nerd in high school with a deep passion for rock n roll and no role models on my instrument for the genre I was interested in. Growing up in the late 80′s in Cleveland, there were no jazz or rock violin teachers in my town, and very few in the mainstream music community who I could look up to. I had to trust my instincts and find my own path. I am grateful to Mark for creating an environment where string players can let their freak flag fly, exploring alternative styles of playing with an emphasis on rock and metal. I wish this camp existed when I was 17! The camp will take place at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS from July 14-20, 2012.

REGISTER TODAY AT

http://www.mwroc.com/

PRESS ROOM

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Joe Deninzon interview in “Prog Talk” section of Downbeat Magazine

http://www.downbeat.com/default.asp?sect=news&subsect=news_detail&nid=2123

by Eric Harabadian

 

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius make in latest issue of Progression Magazine

http://www.progressionmagazine.com

STRATOSPHEERIUS VIDEO/KICKSTARTER UPDATE

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

I guess fourth time’s the charm. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to film at Bethlehem Steelstax (the first due to liability insurance issues, and the second two due to bad weather), all the stars aligned for us on March 26th and we were finally able to realize our vision and film our video! We had a blast filming in this beautiful surreal industrial landscape and both the cast and crew, although freezing our asses off most of the time, still enjoyed the process and got some amazing footage. The following day, we all assembled at the Hoboken, NJ Loft of our videographer, Bill Hamilton, to film the fire dancer and green screen footage that will accompany the Steelstax footage in the final edit. You can see some photos of our shoot here:

https://www.facebook.com/stratospheerius/photos_stream

Our thanks to the following people who participated in the production of this video:

Bill Hamilton (director/videographer), Chris Hanson (lighting), Travis Tomlinson (Crue), Joseph Brancatto (crew), Patrick Scullen (crew), Susana Perks (hair and makeup), Dave Silver (Silverpro Entertainment)), Julia and Elana Royter (Phoenix Entertainment), Sylviya (fire dancer). Also Mark Demko and Susan Drexinger at Artsquest for letting us use Steelstax and providing the green room, and Julia Corwin from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. We hope you have all received and are enjoying your prizes and thank you once again for your support. We have started editing and hope to have this video finished by June. Please check our website for updates.

 “PLUGGING IN” by Joe Deninzon

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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://mb.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!

https://www.facebook.com/plugginginbook

 

STRATOSPHEERIUS T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!

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Stratospheerius is proud to finally have the opportunity to take the fashion industry by storm!

Our super soft and comfortable shirt feature artwork from our latest CD, “The Next World.” Comes in 2 varieties: With and without ringers. Available in M, L, XL, XXL. Order your shirt today and be the envy of all your friends! 

Any order Includes immediate download of our song The Prism in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire!

http://stratospheerius.bandcamp.com/merch/stratospheerius-next-world-t-shirts

VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Recent bootleg footage from our show at Old Miami in Detroit on 12-14-12.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AImUeJg6Ucc

Stratospheerius LIVE footage:

http://youtu.be/e6_dhY84Wvg

http://youtu.be/gqOR2XtIpKw

http://youtu.be/wnFfEd33QuA

http://youtu.be/betmiaNU05A

http://youtu.be/KiQJw-1coNM

http://youtu.be/RYQoxjI1JNU

 

 On the Record

 JOE DENINZON TRIO APPEARING ON RADIOHEAD TRIBUTE ALBUM

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My jazz trio’s version of Radiohead’s classic, “The Tourist,” from our 2010 “Exuberance” CD has been featured on a compilation album of Radiohead covers, released on ESC records. We are honored to be included alongside some incredible artists. To order or download the CD, please visit the links below:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/head-radio-retransmissions/id572548849

http://www.amazon.com/Head-Radio-Retransmissions-Tribute-Radiohead/dp/B00826VXQ4

To order Exuberance, Please visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/deninzontrio

Lo-Fi Resistance Chalk Lines

I had the privilege of laying down some electric violin tracks on the new release, “Chalk Lines,” by guitarist/vocalist Randy McStine and his band, LoFi Resistance. Randy is an incredibly talented musician who has been subbing with Stratospheerius and recently joined us on our Midwest tour Dec 13-15. The new album also features the bass playing of Dug Pinnick from one of my all-time favorite bands, “Kings X” (http://www.kingsxrocks.com).

Buy the album here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chalk-lines/id586076551

www.lofiresistance.com

 

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 the latest from the prog rock website www.seaoftranquility.org

 

http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=13257

 

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

www.thecornernews.com

Read more…

http://www.thecornernews.com/index.php/music_n_movies/comments/out-of-this-world-album/

 

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

Read more…

http://www.musicstreetjournal.com/index_cdreviews_display.cfm?id=103508

 

“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 are

clearly 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…

www.dmme.net

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.

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 abstractlogix.com

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

 

Purchase “The Next World…” and other releases on the new Stratospheerius and Joe Deninzon pages on bandcamp.com

www.stratospheerius.bandcamp.com

www.joedeninzon.bandcamp.com