Lead by electric violinist/vocalist/mandolinist Joe Deninzon, Stratospheerius has showcased their "psychojazz trip funk" at colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout the US. Often referred to as the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin", Joe has worked with artists ranging from Sheryl Crow, Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, Everclear, and Smokey Robinson. The New York-based group has been heavily involved in the jam band scene, sharing bills with groups like The Slip, Ekoostik Hookah, and John Scofield. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that melt the paint off of walls; while jazz, funk, hip hop, and world music are mixed to create a "stratospheric" musical experience. Their latest release, "Live Wires", captures the energy of their explosive live shows, and has been on many critic's top 10 lists and received heavy radio airplay and critical acclaim all over the US, Canada, Australia, South America, Japan, and Europe. Recently featured in Relix Magazine's "On The Verge" section, the band has just been named "Best Jam Band" in Musician's Atlas 2005 Independent Music Awards.