Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius fifth CD Guilty of Innocence through Melodic Revolution Records will be in digital and CD stores September 29, 2017. Guilty of Innocence features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe).
Guilty of Innocence highlights include a reimagined cover of Muses Hysteria, a 12- minute prog epic titled Soul Food which features many of the guests mentioned above, plus Dream Diary Cadenza, a solo electric violin extravaganza lifted from Joes electric violin concerto. The band is led by founding member, electric violinist & vocalist Joe Deninzon. Joe has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin.
Stratospheerius has showcased their frenzied melange of progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly throughout the world at colleges, festivals, and clubs. They have opened for artists including Alex Skolnick, Martin Barre, Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, Mike Stern, and John Scofield. The band was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition the Musicians Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Progression, Relix, Downbeat, and Jazziz...
GUILTY OF INNOCENCE features members: French guitarist Aurelien Budynek (Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid), bassist Jamie Bishop (Francis Dunnery), and drummer Lucianna Padmore, praised by Modern Drummer Magazine for her Deep grooves and serious fusion chops.
A renowned violinist, Joe has recorded/performed with Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Peter Criss, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC Ballet (electric violin soloist), Phoebe Snow, Les Paul, Renaissance, and Mark Wood to name a few. He is an active teacher/clinician and published his book, Plugging In: A Guide to Gear and Technique for the 21st Century String Player through Mel Bay in 2012. He also recently world-premiered his Dream Diary: Concerto for Seven-String Electric Violin and Orchestra with the Muncie Symphony in 2015.
He has taught rock violin at Mark OConnors String Camp and teaches at Mark Woods Rock Orchestra Camp, and has made repeated appearances performing with harmonica legend Robert Bonfiglio at the Grand Canyon Music Festival, where Joe co-founded the Grand Canyon School of Rock in 2006, an annual program for local high school students. He also has been involved in the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project (NACAP), which won the President's award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
He continues to travel throughout the world as an on-demand clinician and performer.
Piktor's Metamorphosis takes you on a journey back to the incredible sounds of the Classic Jazz-Rock Fusion era while injecting their improvisational craft. This exciting music is challenging to execute, understandably a reason why few have been able to approach it at such a high level. Whether it's their impressive improvisation, incredible Classic Jazz-Rock tributes, or their inspiring original compositions, Piktors Metamorphosis delivers an entertaining and deeply musical journey every performance and has embarked on this project with great passion since 2008.
For this NJ Proghouse performance Piktor's Metamorphosis will be exploring deep exciting classic jazz/rock fusion tracks powered by their slashing improvisation. Think of it as a progressive rock experience on steroids with some incredible improvisation.
Piktors Metamorphosis is:
Neil NAIL Alexander (Keyboards) Perhaps best known for his tenure with The Machine Pink Floyd Tribute, The Mahavishnu Project, Tony Thunder Smith (of the Jan Hammer group), Alphonse Mouzon, and his outstanding group Neil Alexander NAIL. Neil is also a well known solo artist http://nailmusic.com/discog/
Monroe Quinn (Guitars) has performed with such artists as Billy Preston, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits and Denny Laine from Wings and The Moody Blues. Monroe's jazz transcriptions and arrangements have been published by the Hal Leonard Corporation and Just Jazz Guitar Magazine. Monroe is also a solo artist with 3 released albums of his own: http://www.monroequinn.com/music.htm.
Danny Pagan (Drums) performed with: Dave Kikoski, Jonathan Butler, Eddie Palmieri, Glenn Burtnik, and Vernon Reid.
Brian Mooney (Basses) performed with: Glenn Alexander (of Stretch & Jan Hammer), Rob Paparozzi, Mark Pender (of the Conan OBrien Show), and with the progressive rock group Advent on their 2015 Silent Sentinel album.
Be prepared to transported back in time and experience this amazing, inspirational music being performed at a high level with high energy! You wont want to miss this show!
NJProghouse Presents @ Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse (View)
745 Bound Brook Road
Dunellen, NJ 08812