My apologies to the bands and their management for the quality of the photos. Between the color cast and camera malfunction it was a battle all night. – Jim Carver CEO/Founder – The Rust Belt

Multi-talented musician and former Clevelander Joe Deninzon came to Cleveland from Russia early in his life when his parents were hired by the Cleveland Orchestra. It was while he was living in the Greater Cleveland area that Deninzon found himself bitten by the music bug and decided to follow in the footsteps of his parents…sort of. Before long, Joe Deninzon was on a path that would lead to achieving degrees in Violin Performance and Jazz Violin as well as Jazz/Commercial Violin. These degrees are put to good use each and every time Deninzon steps on stage to perform in concert as part of his Progressive Rock ensemble known as Stratospheerius, a band that also consists of: Mike Wojik on drums (who was filling in for regular drummer Lucianna Padmore), Michelangelo Quirinale on guitar and Paul Ranieri on bass. It was this ensemble that had set up on the stage at Wilbert’s Food & Music in Cleveland this last Friday, November 11, 2017.

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