Stratospheerius is the bastard child of Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dave Matthews, and Blues Traveler. Lead by electric violinist/vocalist/mandolinist Joe Deninzon, the band has showcased their "psychojazz trip funk" at colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout the US. The New York-based group has opened for Mickey Hart, Tim Reynolds, The Slip, Ekoostik Hookah, and John Scofield among others. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that mix jazz, funk, and world beat. The group was a winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, won the Online People's Choice Awards in the Cornucopia Festival, and was named "Best Jam Band" in Musician's Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Relix, Downbeat, Jazziz, among other publications. After receiving heavy airplay and critical acclaim all over the US, Canada, Australia, South America, Japan, and Europe with their Live Wires CD, they have just completed their fourth release, Headspace, available now at stratospheerius.com.