We love Joe Deninzon here at Proglodytes! Joe is an incredible violinist, composer, arranger, and person, and his band, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, are one of the most exciting live acts I’ve seen in a while. I had the joy of seeing Joe and his band perform at ProgStock, and now, if you weren’t there, you can see him perform there, too! Joe is releasing a live video for his song, “The Prism”, recorded at ProgStock in 2019. Press release is below. Make sure to pre-save the link! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to Joe’s Patreon for exclusive content.
“On Friday April 8, at 9 pm ET /6 pm PT/ 3 am Saturday morning (the 9th) in Amsterdam, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ “The Prism” will be live on all streaming media, including YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjjjYY0HQTg. Joe will be on hand, answering fan questions and reading everyone’s comments in chat.
The new single and video, “THE PRISM” was recorded live during Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ performance at Progstock Festival, October 13, 2019 at Union County Performing Arts Center. Rahway, NJ.
“’The Prism’ is about an evil, corrupt politician,” Joe says. “I wrote this in 2007, and it still applies to whomever you believe it applies to. Lots of choices.”
“The Prism” originally appears on Stratospheerius’ 2012 album, ”The Next World.” “The Prism” will be on Stratospheerius’ upcoming CD/Blu Ray, “Behind the Curtain: Live at Progstock” due out late summer, 2022 on Melodic Revolution Records.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are confirmed to perform at Sonic Voyage Fest on April 29th at Olive’s in Nyack NY with Brooklyn Raga Massive and an Electric Violin Summit with One More Once (fronted by violinist John Dinklage) on May12th at the Shrine in Harlem, and Maine’s Ganja Grail in Starks, ME this fall.
Outside of Stratospheerius, Joe will be performing in two events at RoSFest April 15-17—a full solo show for the RoSFest’s “Minstrel in the Garden” outside of the Sarasota Opera House, and later that evening joining Dave Kerzner’s All-Star Progressive Rock-band on the main stage with Billy Sherwood (Yes), Fernando Perdomo (Jacob Dylan), Nick D’Virgilio (Genesis, Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard), and Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd). Joe reconnects with Dave, May 2-7 for Cruise to the Edge. On May 26, he’s at Madison Square Garden, playing in The Who’s chamber orchestra again!
Recently Joe composed a 5-minute “Klezmer-y” encore piece for classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine and her 9 year old daughter Sylvia’s recent tour of Israel. The work is called “Livroach el Ha’or” which means “Escape to the Light.” He duetted with Emmanuel Bishop for National Down Syndrome Society Gala; Emmanuel is hardly letting his disability stop him; he’s accomplished in music, sports, and languages. Joe took part in an Electric String Summit and the American String Teachers National Conference Panel on electronic effects for strings with some of today’s great string players including Martha Mooke (from David Bowie’s band), Matt Bell Andy Reiner, Robb Janof, and Tracy Silverman
Spotify Pre-Save Link: https://show.co/c3c2EpM“