joe deninzon / stratospheerius

Joe Deninzon is the man behind Stratospheerius.

Joe Deninzon recorded Frank Zappa's 'Magic Fingers' on his "Live Wires" album.

He also sat in with Project/Object on various occasions for many years, and can be heard on their "Absolutely Live" album.

March 2005, Joe Deninzon added:
"I moved to New york in 1997, and had been a Zappa fan for many years, so naturally, anytime I saw an add for a Project/Object or Ed Palermo big band concert, i would make it a point to be there.  Speaking of which, I've also sat in with Ed palermo's band a number of times.
We do perform Frank Zappa's 'Magic Fingers' often at our shows. we also play 'King Kong' and 'Willie the Pimp', occasionally. With my acoustic projects, I love to play 'Blessed Relief'. Certain songs intrigue me, and I love turning people on to  certain music in an artist's catalogue that I feel has been overlooked. 'Magic Fingers' has stuck with me since the first time I heard it."

Besides Stratospheerius, Joe Deninzon has (at lesst) two other projects: Erbium and Metro Strings.
Erbium is a unique band fronted by bassist/composer Dan Cooper that features original music and prog rock treatments of works by Satie, Lizst, Prokofiev, and more..
Metro Strings is my new original project, a string trio with drums that features Mazz Swift on electric violin and vocals, David Gotay on Electric Cello and vocals, yours truly on electric violin and vocals, and special guest Benn Gramm on drums.

The picture on the right shows Joe Deninzon (with the Zappa t-shirt) and Nick Katona (with the hat) from Revolution Records.









  project/object: absolutely live
    (2000, cd, usa, phoenix media group 3020) - feat. ike willis, gary lucas, joe deninzon, all comp. by frank zappa

1 joe deninzon: electric / blue
    (1998, cd, usa, wilberts blues records)

2 joe deninzon: the adventures of stratospheerius
    (2002, cd, usa, d-zone records)


joe deninzon & stratospheerius: live wires
    (2004, cd, usa, d-zone records) - incl. 'magic fingers' (frank zappa)

  neonfire: neonfire
    (2005, cd, usa, crossfire publications 9502-2) - feat.candy zappa, napoleon murphy brock


stratospheerius: fiddle tripfunk live!
    (2006, dvd, usa, d-zone entertainment)


stratospheerius: headspace
    (2007, cd, usa, private release) - incl. a snippet of 'king kong' (frank zappa)

  joe deninzon trio: exuberance
    (2010, cd, usa, fiddlefunk)

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stratospheerius: the next world...
    (2012, cd, usa, fiddlefunk)

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stratospheerius: behind the curtain
    (2014, download, usa, --) = one track

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  stratospheerius: guilty of innocence
    (2015, download, usa, --) = one track

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  stratospheerius: take your medicine
    (2015, download, usa, --) = one track

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  joe deninzon & stratospheerius: guilty of innocence
    (2017, cd, usa, melodic revolution records)

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  joe deninzon & stratospheerius: imposter
    (2019, download, usa, melodic revolution records) = one track
  joe deninzon & stratospheerius: frame by frame
    (2020, download, usa, melodic revolution records) = 'frame by frame' (adrian belew)
  joe deninzon & stratospheerius: storm surge
    (2020, download, usa, melodic revolution records) = one track / feat. rachel flowers as special guest


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