Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius) Tours, Plays With Metro Strings

Joe Deninzon is rockin’, funkin’, and jazzin’ with Stratospheerius, and then he’s classicalin’, rockin’ and experimentin’ with the Metro Strings.  Metro Strings is a group made up of violinist Mazz Swift-Carnlet (Brazz Tree)and cellist David Cotay (Sweet Plantain String Quartet and Sound Liberation).  The repertoire includes covers of hit songs and combines vocals with rock, hip hop, jazz, funk, and electronic music.  There are some covers at .  

The group is making its world debut at St. Anne’s Church in Hoboken, on May 18.

Joe was interviewed online with guitarist Daryl Dobson for Solar guitars, and you can hear the chat online at /

Stratospheerius drummer Lucianna Padmore received a great review in the March issue of MODERN DRUMMER, “On the opening track of Headspace, the sophisticated, high-energy Stratospheerius unleashes a funky, infectious vibe that draws the listener in and never lets go. The deep grooves and serious fusion chops of drummer Lucianna Padmore push Joe Deninzon’s powerful violin-driven compositions with authority. This would be an exciting band to see live.”

Joe’s band Stratospheerius continues to tour in support of his album, HEADSPACE.  In fact there is a fascinating acoustic performance Stratospheerius’ hit “Old Ghost” on at this link:

Upcoming shows:

June 19: Muddy River Smokehouse, Portsmouth, NH
June 20:  Freedomfest, in Maine   (
July 12:  Great South Bay Music Festival, Patchogue, New York
(opening for Mickey Hart)
July 25:  St. Anne’s Feast, Hoboken, NJ (opening act: Danny Aiello’s jazz band)
September 5: 
Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
September 13:  Jam on the Lake, Williamstown, NJ
October 3:  Harvest Fest, Maine

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