STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS SUMMER 2017

STRATOSPHEERIUS SUMMER 2017 NEWS

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YO CATS!

Hope you’re firing up the grill, cause this will be one SIZZLING summer!

So much to do, so much to say….

Ladies & Gentlemen,

IT’S OFFICIAL!

After 3 years of writing/recording, STRATOSPHEERIUS is will be releasing our new album, “Guilty of Innocence,” on September 29th, and we are proud to announce that we are signing a deal with Melodic Revolution Records, run by our good friend, Nick Katona!

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In the next few weeks, we will be sending info on pre-orders/CD release parties, etc. So stay tuned…

Here’s a teaser: The cover was drawn by my 8-year old son, Max Deninzon.

We can’t tell you how proud we are of this album and cannot wait to unleash it upon the Earth! We really think you’ll dig it.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Friday, June 23rd

Sonic Voyage Fest presents

Stratospheerius, Trio of Madness, and Thrilldriver at Olive’s

118 N Main St. Nyack, NY
10 P.M.
On 6/23, Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon-Viper 7-string electric violin/mandolin/lead vocals
Michelangelo Quirinale-guitar/vocals
Paul Ranieri-bass/vocals
Jason Gianni-drums/vocals

July 9-15th,

MARK WOOD ROCK ORCHESTRA CAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL

I am honored to be returning to teach and perform at the 8th annual Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp & Music Festival.
Mark Wood is a pioneer in the electric string world, bothers a player, educator, and inventor of my weapon of choice, the 7-string “Viper” violin. If you are a string player (or any instrumentalist) interested in exploring the world of rock, improv, jazz, funk, blues, learning about electronics and recording technology, songwriting, stage presence, music business, and much more, I guarantee you will not find a camp like this ANYWHERE in the world! I am also blessed to be surrounded by such inspiring colleagues/teachers, like Val Vigoda, Dr. David Wallace, Chuck Bontrager, Matt Vanacoro, and Greg Byers.

Sign up TODAY!! www.mwroc.com

Hope to see you out there.
Have a great summer!!
 
Love,
-JD

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The world of Stratospheerius

Stratospheerius played two shows at Olive’s in Nyack (Feb 10th) and The Shrine in NYC (March 9th) billed as Night of the Living Shred, with two incredible bands, Ad Astra and Valence. We will be repeating this party at the Shrine on Halloween night, 2017. Stay tuned…

Stratospheerius also recently performed on March 18thwith Trio of Madness for their CD Release party at the NJ Proghouse at Roxy & Duke’s in Dunellen, NJ. Here are some pics from the show, courtesy of JP Fitzgerald:         

We are currently negotiating a record deal with a very cool indy label (TBA) and are in the final mixing/editing stages of the last two songs on the record. Stay tuned for updated, samples, etc….

Upcoming Stratospheerius shows

Thursday, April 13th, 7:30 P.M.

StratospheeriusCallooh Callay, and Ad Astra Perform LIVE at 89 North
 89 N Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772
 
Friday, June 23rd, 10 PM
 
Stratospheerius, Trio of Madness, & Thrilldriver
118 North Main St.
Nyack, NY
 
Stratospheerius to Perform at PROGTOBERFEST 2017 IN CHICAGO!
 
An amazing festival that is quickly becoming the premier prog rock festival in the Midwest! We are honored to be on the bill alongside great artists like Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, Mike Keneally, Nick D’Virgillio, Randy McStineThank You Scientist, and Consider the Source!
 
Our set is on Saturday Night October 21st at 6 PM.
2105 South State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312-949-0120
 
LIKE us on FACEBOOK
 
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Stratospheerius musicians include:
 
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals/mandolin
Aurelien Budynek-Michelangelo Quirenale-guitar
Jamie Bishop/Gary Pickard/Paul Ranieri-bass
Lucianna Padmore/Jason Gianni/Keny Grohowski/Patrick Carmichael-drums
 
You never know who’s gonna show up…
 

Joe Deninzon returns to teach/perform at 

Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp/Festival

July 9th-15th

Mark Wood

When I was 17, I was a misfit at my high school A violin nerd who had a deep love for Led Zeppelin,. Rush, Kiss, ACDC, Zappa, and wanted to rock out! If only a camp like this existed when I was 17, I would have been all over it! I see my younger self in every kid who attends. There really is a familial atmosphere and I have made lasting friendships with campers, teachers, and fellow colleagues who are a part of this incredible experience! It is not just for string geeks; guitarists, bassists, singers, drummers, keyboard players, teachers and students of all ages are welcome! I can’t speak enough about what a game changer this week has been for so many musicians and can be for you! Mark Wood is a legendary player/teacher/composer in his own right and designed the 7-string Viper electric violin which I have been playing for two decades! I am honored and excited to be coming back for my 7th year as a faculty member at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp/Music Festival! Register today at:

WWW.MWROC.COM

Check out this excerpt of “Dream Diary: Concerto for Seven-String Electric Violin and Orchestra,” by Joe Deninzon 

Performed by Muncie Symphony Orchestra. musical Director, Douglas Droste.

See ya out there!
 
Love and peace,
-JD 
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STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS/UPCOMING SHOWS 2017

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GENERAL NEWS

STRATOSPHEERIUS is NOW on TWITTER. Follow us www.twitter.com/@stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon Electric Violin Concerto

In September of 2015, I played the world premier of my “Dream Diary: Concerto for Seven-String Electric Violin and Orchestra,” With the Muncie Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Douglas Droste. After a lengthy editing process and clearance from the orchestra’s management, I can now share this  highlight reel of the concerto. I am working on getting the piece played by many different players and orchestras worldwide. Stay tuned for updates! If you would like to see/hear the whole 30-minute performance, please contact me.

UPCOMING SHOWS

 

“NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHRED!

Featuring STRATOSPHEERIUS, AD ASTRA and VALENCE

Friday, Feb 10th. 10 PM-2 AM

Olive’s

118 N Main St.

Nyack, NJ

https://www.facebook.com/events/711897165629545/https://www.facebook.com/events/253974885032457/

Thursday, March 9th

“NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHRED!

STRATOSPHEERIUS, AD ASTRA and VALENCE

8-11 PM

THE SHRINE

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

New York, NY 10030

https://www.facebook.com/events/1242280195864488/

For these showsSTRATOSPHEERIUS IS:

Joe Deninzon/electric violin/lead vocals/mandolin

Lucianna Padmore-drums

Jamie Bishop/Gary Pickard-bass

Michelangelo Quirenale-guitar

STRATOSPHEERIUS is proud to announce we have been selected to perform in PROGtoberfest in Chicago.

The dates of the festival are Oct 20-22. Please check the website for updates as to our performance time. We are honored to share the lineup with bands like Kinetic Element, Martin Barre, and Thank You scientist!

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STRATOSPHEERIUS FALL 2016 NEWS

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This fall, we are honored to have one of the best-ever lineups of Stratospheerius. 

These guys are incredible! DO NOT miss these shows!

Aurelien Budynek-guitar (Cindy Blackman SantannaRock of AgesDaredevil Squadron, the Dan Band)

Randy McStine-bass (LoFi Resistance, The Fringe, Stu Hamm)

Jason Gianni-drums (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rock of AgesDaredevil Squadron, Mark Wood band)

Wednesday, September 14th, 7:30 P.M.

Opening for Alex Skolnick Trio at The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)

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Alex Skolnick is a guitar legend, best known for his work with Testament in the early 90’s through today, plus his time with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and numerous other projects. I was fortunate to befriend Alex in the early 2000’s when I was teaching at the New School and he was there studying Jazz guitar. He played in Stratospheerius for 3 years and recorded on two of our albums; “The Adventures of Stratospheerius and “Live Wires. It will be a thrill to share the stage with him again and open for his incredible band!

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STRATOSPHEERIUS, CIRCULINE, AND CELL 15 EMBARK ON SONIC VOYAGE FEST!

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What started out as a three-band gig has turned a traveling music festival!

CirculineStratospheerius, and Cell15 are on tap for fall Sonic Voyage Fests. Look for the Festival to hit Gullifty’s in Camp Hill, PA on September 28, Wilberts in Cleveland, OH on September 29, Sodbuster in Sylvania, OH on September 30, and Cyber Cafe West in Binghamton, NY on October 1.

Sonic Voyage Fest’s purpose is to create a night of music that dazzles with virtuosity, ignites the senses, and pushes boundaries. Writes ProgSheet’s editor John A. Wilcox, “Sonic Voyage Fest was like General Tso’s chicken: spicy, filling, and I already want more!”

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Wednesday, September 28th

Gullifty’s in Camp Hill, PA

https://www.facebook.com/events/636021929897751/

 

Thursday, September 29th

Wilberts in Cleveland, OH

https://www.facebook.com/events/1748494098736924/

 

Friday, September 30th

Sodbuster in Sylvania, OH

https://www.facebook.com/events/1810324092524155/

 

Oct 1,  Cyber Cafe West in Binghamton, NY

https://www.facebook.com/events/102347393542664/

JOE DENINZON GUEST APPEARANCES/RECORDING PROJECTS

In the past year, I had the pleasure of guesting on numerous cool and exciting recording projects, many of which have seen their release in the past few months. Here are some highlights:

Bella D-The Crystal Ceiling

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Here’s aI worked on last year! I did most of the string arranging and playing, plus my dear friend the late great David Gotay plays a beautiful cello solo on “Dio Solitaire de la Notte.” The singer is Bella D and the music is intense, honest hard rock that tells an incredible story of what she overcame in recent years. Produced by drummer Charlie Zeleny. Check it out!

Order here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-crystal-ceiling/id1106980542

Tiles-Pretending 2 Run

PRETENDING 2 RUN

TILES is a renowned, Detroit-based progressive rock group, now in it’s second decade, which has toured with the lies of Dream Theater, and has done some shows with Stratospheerius. I am honored to be included on their new album, alongside such luminaries as Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, as well as Mike Portnoy! Look for some upcoming shows with both of our bands.

Order here:

https://www.discogs.com/Tiles-Pretending-2-Run/release/8320478

Pitts/Minneman Project

Jimmy Pitts is a composer/keyboard virtuoso out of Detroit. This is my second time as a guest on one of his albums, alongside legendary drummer Marco Minneman (Eddie Jobson, Joe Satriani, Buddy Rich, Paul Gilbert, Terry Bozzio). I play on the song “A Faint Beautiful Glow,” which closes out the album.

Jimmy Pitts Psychic Planetarium

Order here:

https://jimmypitts.bandcamp.com/album/the-psychic-planetarium

Circuline:Return

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Circuline is a new prog band that I have had the pleasure to record and perform with. This is their debut album, released last year.. Check out the song “Silence Revealed,’ masterfully written by my friend Randy McStine.

Check out the video for the song here:

Check out 3 of the latest songs from Stratospheerius! Our last single, “Take Your Medicine,” is getting rave responses and trending on Reverbnation.com

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Give the string player in your life new abilities to rock out and blow people’s minds!

ORDER “JOE DENINZON’S BOOK/DVD/CD “PLUGGING IN” FROM MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS

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STRATOSPHEERIUS video for “One Foot in the Next World”
 
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STRATOSPHERES SUMMER 2016 NEWS

STARTS NEWS SUMMER 2016

The latest on violinist/vocalist/composer Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

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YO!

Happy SUMMER!! Looks to be the most sizzling, scorching, hottest summer on record! Musically and otherwise…

Stratospheerius hit the studio the following week, recording two new songs, and making strides towards completion of our upcoming CD!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Thursday, June 16th

Sonic Voyage Fest 

featuring Stratospheerius and Shadow Eden

at Sully’s Pub

SONIC VOYAGE FEST JUNE 16 SULLYS IN CT

https://www.facebook.com/shadoweden/photos/a.247517099035.136449.230675524035/10154248382319036/?type=3&theater

 2071 Park St, Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 231-8881

Stratospheerius returns to Harmony, ME for Freedomfest!

www.mainevocals.net

2 performances:

Friday, June 17th, 8 P.M.

Saturday, June 18th, 7 P.M. 

71 Carson Hill Road,
Harmony, Maine

Stratospheerius is:

Joe Deninzon-lead vocals/electric violn

Michelangelo Quirenale-guitar

Paul Ranieri-bass

Kenny Grohowski-drums

www.stratospheerius.com

www.facebook.com/stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon returns to teach/perform at 

Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp/Festival

June 10th-17th

Mark Wood

When I was 17, I was a misfit at my high school A violin nerd who had a deep love for Led Zeppelin,. Rush, Kiss, ACDC, Zappa, and wanted to rock out! If only a camp like this existed when I was 17, I would have been all over it! I see my younger self in every kid who attends. There really is a familial atmosphere and I have made lasting friendships with campers, teachers, and fellow colleagues who are a part of this incredible experience! It is not just for string geeks; guitarists, bassists, singers, drummers, keyboard players, teachers and students of all ages are welcome! I can’t speak enough about what a game changer this week has been for so many musicians and can be for you! I am honored and excited to be coming back for my 6th year as a faculty member at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp/Music Festival! Register today at:

WWW.MWROC.COM

JOE DENINZON GUEST APPEARANCES/RECORDING PROJECTS

In the past year, I had the pleasure of guesting on numerous cool and exciting recording projects, many of which have seen their release in the past few months. Here are some highlights:

Bella D-The Crystal Ceiling

12115859_883629648358589_7177997037553878595_n

Here’s aI worked on last year! I did most of the string arranging and playing, plus my dear friend the late great David Gotay plays a beautiful cello solo on “Dio Solitaire de la Notte.” The singer is Bella D and the music is intense, honest hard rock that tells an incredible story of what she overcame in recent years. Produced by drummer Charlie Zeleny. Check it out!

Order here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-crystal-ceiling/id1106980542

Tiles-Pretending 2 Run

PRETENDING 2 RUN

TILES is a renowned, Detroit-based progressive rock group, now in it’s second decade, which has toured with the lies of Dream Theater, and has done some shows with Stratospheerius. I am honored to be included on their new album, alongside such luminaries as Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, as well as Mike Portnoy! Look for some upcoming shows with both of our bands.

Order here:

https://www.discogs.com/Tiles-Pretending-2-Run/release/8320478

Pitts/Minneman Project

Jimmy Pitts is a composer/keyboard virtuoso out of Detroit. This is my second time as a guest on one of his albums, alongside legendary drummer Marco Minneman (Eddie Jobson, Joe Satriani, Buddy Rich, Paul Gilbert, Terry Bozzio). I play on the song “A Faint Beautiful Glow,” which closes out the album.

Jimmy Pitts Psychic Planetarium

Order here:

https://jimmypitts.bandcamp.com/album/the-psychic-planetarium

Circuline:Return

CIRCULINE_RETURN_CD_COVER_150dpi-560x560

Circuline is a new prog band that I have had the pleasure to record and perform with. This is their debut album, released last year.. Check out the song “Silence Revealed,’ masterfully written by my friend Randy McStine.

Check out the video for the song here:

Check out 3 of the latest songs from Stratospheerius! Our last single, “Take Your Medicine,” is getting rave responses and trending on Reverbnation.com

 behind_the_curtain cover

Give the string player in your life new abilities to rock out and blow people’s minds!

ORDER “JOE DENINZON’S BOOK/DVD/CD “PLUGGING IN” FROM MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS

 plugging_in

STRATOSPHEERIUS video for “One Foot in the Next World”

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APRIL 15TH STRATOSPHEERIUS/PROJECT OBJET/OUT OF THE BEARDSPACE at HALL @ MP, BROOKLYN

party

Friday, April 15th

CEG Presents

Stratospheerius, with Project Object and Out of Beardspace

11:15 P.M.
470 Driggs Ave (btwn. North 11-12th Street)
 Brooklyn, NY
The club is located at 10th & Driggs in Williamsburg, 3 blocks from the first stop in Brooklyn off the L Train.

 $10adv $12dos

BUY TICKETS HERE!!

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Ages:                           18+