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Joe Deninzon

JOE DENINZON

Joe Deninzon has been hailed by critics as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin,” because of his innovative style on the “Viper” electric seven-string electric violin. Joe has worked with Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Skolnick, Smokey Robinson, Les Paul, Peter Criss from KISS, Renaissance, and as a soloist with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York City Ballet.

Joe is the lead singer and violinist for the progressive rock band, Stratospheerius (www.stratospheerius.com), with their fifth CD, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE on Melodic Revolution Records. He can be heard on over a hundred CDs and jingles as a violinist and string arranger. A BMI Jazz Composer’s Grant recipient and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, he has written a solo piece for violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and in 2015, premiered his “Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra” with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.

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“Stratospheerius does not play what you want; it plays things you didn’t know you wanted.”
 - Dan Roth, Progression

“a whirling dervish of vibrant creativity. He is one of those folks who seem to have a limitless supply of intriguing ideas. Deninzon is the embodiment of a true progressive artist…” 
- Eric Harabadian, Downbeat

“combines solid songwriting and tradition with extraordinary electric violin work and the sounds of the future.” 
- Angel Romero, Progressive Rock Central

“Joe Deninzon brings the process of bringing the violin into the 21st century by making the music and technology of the contemporary electric guitarist available to the curious and willing violinist.” 
- Mimi Rabson, Strings Magazine

“Think a bit of Zappa, the Dixie Dregs or Blues Traveler, with the violin being the focal point

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Discography

The Next World

The Next World

Digital Nations / D-Zone Entertainment
2012

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Exuberance

Exuberance

D-Zone Entertainment
2010

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Headspace

Headspace

D-Zone Entertainment
2007

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Live Wires

Live Wires

D-Zone Entertainment
2004

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The Adventures Of Stratospheerius

The Adventures Of...

ZONE Entertainment
2002

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Electric Blue

Electric Blue

Harvest Records
1998

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