JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS, best independent jam band

Joe Deninzon just won BEST INDEPENDENT JAM BAND AWARD in THE MUSICIAN’S ATLAS’ 4 Annual Independent Music Awards.

Celebrity judges included performers Delbert McClinton, Erykah Badu, Loudon Wainwright III, William Ackerman, Victor L. Wooton and TRACKS magazine editor Alan Light.

IMA winners will be on a compilation album available at all Borders Music stores across the states and on www.Bordersstores.com.  The album will also be promoted to radio by the Planetary Group of Boston.  And all the tracks can be heard on the Musician’s Atlas site at the link for the winners’ jukebox, http://www.musiciansatlas.com/program.asp.

Joe’s song “What’s That Thing” which is on his third (and current) album, LIVE WIRES, is on the IMA compilation album.

Deninzon has received significant acclaim this past year, LIVE WIRES is on the top 20 list for XM Radio Host Russ Davis’ Jazz and Beyond list (Chick Corea Elektra Band’s TO THE STARS was number one), and on Sea of Tranquility’s top ten for the year.  The disc has been in top ten playlists on stations including KDHX-St. Louis, WVOF-Fairfield, CT, WBAR (Barnard College radio)-New York, and many others across the U.S. and Canada, Italy, Australia, Romania, and Russia.

Writer Jedd Beaudoin says, “If there's a musicia