Joe Deninzon-Metro Strings, Stratospheerius

Electric violinist Joe Deninzon has one last Stratospheerius show before he and his classical violinist wife Yulia Ziskel discover the creative world of parenthood. The Deninzons are due a son late January/early February. So while "junior" is growing up, Joe will be writing a book on gear for string instruments and finishing up the next Stratospheerius album, plus gigging with Metro Strings and other pro gigs in the New York City/New Jersey area.

Joe Deninzon

He has two APAP showcases with two different groups:
Stratospheerius, his wild jam/metal/funk/blues/everything group plays Thursday, January 8 at 9 PM at Fat Baby in New York City.

Metro Strings, which includes Brazz Tree's Mazz Swift-Camlet on violin, cellist David Gotay and viola player Hiroko Takuchi, will be performing at Drom, 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th Streets), in New York City, at 7:15 on January 12. The group combines vocal and instrumental rock, hip hop, jazz, funk, and electronic music. There are some recordings of covers at myspace.com/metrostrings.

And for fun, visit this link to hear Joe jamming on "If I Were a Rich Man" from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. I think it is the way the song should be performed, especially in today's economy. How about you?