What are you doing tonight? How about two unique shows by Jordan Rudess?

Tonight’s Marquee Artist is
Jordan Rudess at 4 PM & 9 PM US Eastern

Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy-nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. A classical prodigy who began his studies at the Juilliard School of Music at the age of 10, Jordan’s music is a unique blend of classical and rock influences.

In addition to playing in Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including Deep Purple, David Bowie, Steven Wilson, Jan Hammer, Enrique Iglesias, the Paul Winter Consort, Annie Haslam, LMR (his side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman), Blackfield, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein and Tony Williams among others. Jordan’s interest in state-of-the-art keyboard controllers and music apps are another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful iOs app development company Wizdom Music, creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. Wizdom Music’s latest app GeoShred was created in collaboration with moForte, founding members of Stanford University’s Sondius team. In addition, Jordan is Artist in Residence at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Jordan’s Patreon page offers access to his live streams and lessons. 

Saturday, November 21:
4PM: Jordan Rudess
6PM: Herd of Instinct
7PM: Klauss
9PM: Jordan Rudess
Check out the November 21 event on Facebook and RSVP here.

Jordan Rudess for Moogvember

More Moogvember on the Horizon

Every Saturday in November, ProgStock Presents brings you Moogvember, benefitting The Bob Moog Foundation with marquee performances by Adam Holzman, Larry Fast, The Ryo Okumoto Project, Jordan Rudess and Tom Brislin!

Saturday, November 28:
4PM: Tom Brislin
6PM: Rachel Flowers
8PM: Ad Astra
9PM: Tom Brislin
Check out the November 28 event on Facebook and RSVP here.

Saturday, December 5:
6PM: Paul Whitehead with Days Between Stations
Followed by the Nektar Christmas Spectacular (scroll down for more)!

Please note: Artists who appear twice on the schedule will be doing two unique shows.Learn more about Moogvember here!
Please note that the StageIt website will default to Pacific time until you have logged in. Once you are logged in, showtimes will be displayed in your local time.
Direct Ticket Link for ProgStock Presents:
https://www.stageit.com/ProgStock

Donate to The Bob Moog Foundation

View this email in your browserWhat could you possibly be doing tonight
that’s better than this???Tonight’s Marquee Artist is
Jordan Rudess at 4PM & 9PM US EasternVoted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. A classical prodigy who began his studies at the Juilliard School of Music at the age of 10, Jordan’s music is a unique blend of classical and rock influences.

In addition to playing in Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including Deep Purple, David Bowie, Steven Wilson, Jan Hammer, Enrique Iglesias, the Paul Winter Consort, Annie Haslam, LMR (his side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman), Blackfield, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein and Tony Williams among others. Jordan’s interest in state-of-the-art keyboard controllers and music apps are another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful iOs app development company Wizdom Music, creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. Wizdom Music’s latest app GeoShred, was created in collaboration with moForte, founding members of Stanford University’s Sondius team. In addition, Jordan is Artist in Residence at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Jordan’s Patreon page offers access to his live streams and lessons. 

Saturday, November 21:
4PM: Jordan Rudess
6PM: Herd of Instinct
7PM: Klauss
9PM: Jordan Rudess
Check out the November 21 event on Facebook and RSVP here.Jordan Rudess for MoogvemberMore Moogvember on the Horizon
Every Saturday in November, ProgStock Presents brings you Moogvember, benefitting The Bob Moog Foundation with marquee performances by Adam Holzman, Larry Fast, The Ryo Okumoto Project, Jordan Rudess and Tom Brislin!

Saturday, November 28:
4PM: Tom Brislin
6PM: Rachel Flowers
8PM: Ad Astra
9PM: Tom Brislin
Check out the November 28 event on Facebook and RSVP here.

Saturday, December 5:
6PM: Paul Whitehead with Days Between Stations
Followed by the Nektar Christmas Spectacular (scroll down for more)!

Please note: Artists who appear twice on the schedule will be doing two unique shows.Learn more about Moogvember here!
Please note that the StageIt website will default to Pacific time until you have logged in. Once you are logged in, show times will be displayed in your local time.
Direct Ticket Link for ProgStock Presents:
https://www.stageit.com/ProgStock

Donate to The Bob Moog Foundation
ProgStock Presents MoogvemberPaul Whitehead Painting from
ProgStock Presents Virtual Series
auctioned on betterworld.org
with proceeds to go to
The Bob Moog Foundation
Paul Whitehead painted LIVE to “Giants” by Days Between Stations during ProgStock Presents Moogvember. This will be shown on Saturday, December 5 at 6PM US Eastern with a LIVE Zoom session with Paul Whitehead (the man, the myth, the legend), Sepand Samzadeh and Oscar Fuentes-Bills of Days Between Stations, and some special guests.
Please note: This show was postponed from Nov. 7.

The painting is being auctioned on betterworld.org.The image displayed here is the cover art for “Giants,” which is the most recent album cover by Paul Whitehead.Auction winner wins the painting. Paul Whitehead retains the copyright to the original artwork and the right to sell the image. Auction winner may not sell copies, prints or photographs of the painting or use the image for any commercial purpose.Auction winner will also be responsible for the costs of shipping the painting or has the option of picking it up at Paul Whitehead’s gallery in Ventura, CA.Mystery
Caught in the Whirlwind of Time
December 12, 2020 at 4PM & 6PM US Eastern
ProgStock Presents Virtual SeriesWe will have members of Mystery LIVE on Zoom as we play this amazing recording from Boerderij Cultuurpodium in The Netherlands in two segments:Mystery – Caught in the Whirlwind of Time Part 1Mystery – Caught in the Whirlwind of Time Part 2At only $5 each, you are going to want tickets for both parts!

Over the years, the Canadian progressive rock band MYSTERY has gained the reputation of being a great Live band. Caught in the Whirlwind of Time showcases the power and magic of a MYSTERY concert with over 2 hours and 45 minutes recorded on the first show of the “Live and Butterflies Tour.”Recorded and Filmed on November 17, 2018, at the Boerderij Cultuurpodium, Zoetermeer, Netherlands.Mystery’s current line-up is Michel St-Père, bassist François Fournier, guitarist Sylvain Moineau, drummer Jean-Sébastien Goyette, singer Jean Pageau and keyboardist Antoine Michaud.You can also purchase the BluRay here!Mystery – Caught in the Whirlwind of TimeAnnouncing the Nektar Holiday Spectacular!
Nektar is having a live concert streaming event on December 5, 2020. Starting at 8pm US EST, Nektar will be performing from the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. Please join in! 
This is a 3-tiered event. Details are on Nektar’s website.
This event will be available for 3 days to view.
We hope to hear from you all!
https://nektarsmusic.com/product-category/streamingVirtual ProgStock 2020 T-shirts
Now Available for Pre-order
in the ProgStock Store!DEADLINE EXTENDED!
We need a minimum of 100 preorders to make it possible to
produce these shirts at a reasonable price.
Please place your order as soon as possible, but definitely
before November 30 at 11:59pm US Eastern.

Artwork by Ed UnitskyProgStock Merchandise is ON SALE
in the ProgStock Store!
Shop Now! ProgStock 17oz Vacuum Bottle (Red, no year) was $25, now on sale for $20!ProgStock Embroidered Hat (Black, no year) was $30, now on sale for $20!ProgStock 2019 Logo T-shirt was $25, now on sale for $20!ProgStock 2019 Logo Glass Beer Mug was $25, now on sale for $20!Get the whole ProgStock Glass Collection: the 2017 pint beer glass, the 2018 stemless wine glass and the 2019 glass beer mug, all for only $40!ProgStock 2018 Logo T-shirt was $25, now on sale for $15!ProgStock 2017 Logo T-shirts (Blue Logo or Black Shirley) were $25, now on sale for $10!All ProgStock Posters (2017, 2018, 2019) and Programs (2018, 2019) now reduced to $2.50 each!New to StageIt?
Here’s how to get started…

hows will be presented on StageIt. To participate, you must have a StageIt account. If you don’t yet have an account, here’s what to do:Go to stageit.com (on your laptop or desktop, the site is not mobile-friendly for accounting, but works on mobile for viewing/tipping)Click Sign Up (upper right corner)Create a username and passwordClick “Buy Notes” (10 notes = $1) – The StageIt system sells Notes in minimum intervals of $5 (50 Notes).After choosing how many Notes you want to purchase, choose your payment type – it’ll be credit card or PayPal (with PayPal, you do not need to have an account, you can use a credit/debit card as a guest).Go to the direct ticket link for ProgStock Presents to “follow” the ProgStock StageIt channel and to purchase tickets to the shows you want to watch. Feel free to contact us, if you have any issues.You will also be able to tip the artists before, during and after the shows with Notes. Consider loading up your account in advance, so you can have some fun with tipping while supporting your favorite artists. Many artists view tipping as applause from the audience, since they can see the colored bands appearing on their screen during the show – let them see you cheering!Pricing: With exceptions for special events, 45-minute shows will have a minimum ticket price of $4.00 (40 Notes) and 90-minutes shows will have a minimum ticket price of $8.00 (80 Notes), with prices in US Dollars. You can pay more, if you have the means, and you will also be able to tip during the show with your StageIt Notes. We encourage you to support the artists at this difficult time.

The individual performances on StageIt are separate shows. Audience members will purchase a ticket to each performance individually, not the whole night as a block. Some shows will be 45 minutes and others will be 90, so we may have as few as 3 shows or as many as 6 on each Saturday night.

StageIt is all about experiencing music in the moment, duplicating the live music experience as closely as possible. You have to be there to see it, just like you would in a venue, so shows are only available on their site during the performance window. Some of our artists may choose to capture their shows and make them available later on some other medium (Bandcamp, CD, DVD, etc.) and we (ProgStock) may even capture some of the shows, with artist permission, of course, but the shows will not be available on StageIt outside the show window.

Our 5-year Patrons get free tickets to all of the shows in the ProgStock Presents Virtual Series. If you are a 5-year Patron and you wish to take advantage of this free ticket offer, please email us at marketing@progstock.com to be put on the guest list for the shows. To find out more about becoming a 5-year Patron of ProgStock, click here.

Direct Ticket Link for ProgStock Presents: https://www.stageit.com/ProgStock

We want to thank Ed Unitsky Official for our beautiful artwork, Joel BarriosErik Nielsen and Matt Urban for our awesome videos and video footage, Austin Kokel for providing us with awesome radio spots and Marty Dorfman and Rob Rutz of The Waiting Room with The Prog Doctor on The House of Prog, Rick Henry, Mary Pat Henry, Steve Swayne of House of Prog Radio, Phil Merkel of Captain Phil’s Planet on WUSB, Tom Gagliardi of Gagliarchives Radio Philadelphia, Mark Monforti of Progrock.com, Alan Baillargeon of NewEARS Prog Show, Alex Cruzeta of Deep Nuggets Radio, Rick Dashiell of Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio, Peter Jones and Cliff Pearson of Progzilla Radio, Nick Katona and Melodic Revolution Records and Melodic Revolution Radio and the fabulous Anne Leighton for your continued support and promotion of ProgStock FestivalTHANK YOU!

Featured Video “Storm Surge” by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius” including special performances by Michael Sadler (SAGA) and All-star Cast

“Storm Surge” is about the anxiety we all feel in these uncertain times. With the global pandemic, the fight against racism and the continuing struggle for social justice, climate change, political upheaval, economic turmoil, and a future of uncertainty, there is a storm that’s raging inside of us right now.

….”as stated by Joe Deninzon” 
A little over a year ago, my son Max was playing a short piano piece by 19th-century composer Friedrich Burgmüller, called “The Storm.” The piece was stuck in my head because I would hear him practicing it every day. I started to imagine it as a rock power ballad and began to sketch out a slowed-down version with the basic chord changes and structure.

I was imagining a cello replacing the ostinato part played by the left hand on the piano, so I asked my friend Ruti Celli, who I met on Cruise to the Edge last year when we played with Dave Kerzner and In Continuum, to contribute her beautiful part.

Our drummer, Jason Gianni, had a sketch he never finished that he thought would be a perfect fit in the middle of the song. I layered a huge string orchestra on top of that section and recruited the great guitarist/producer Fernando Perdomo to lay down a soaring guitar solo.

Next, I was hearing a flute during the breakdown section that followed. We have never had a flute, or any woodwinds for that matter, on one of our recordings! I asked the genius multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers to play the flute and lay down a piano track for the song. Rachel has been blind since age 3 and plays piano, flute, bass, guitar, drums, stick, sings, and records and mixes her own albums! I’ve met and worked with a lot of gifted people in my career, but don’t think I have ever met a person with this level of talent! Check out the documentary about her, Hearing is Believing, on Amazon Prime.

Finally, I’ve been into the idea of using outside singers in Stratospheerius. Up until his time, I have always been the lead vocalist. The new album we are slowly putting together will feature many special guests. We’ve been longtime fans of the 80’s Canadian band SAGA best known for hits like “Wind Him Up” and “On The Loose.” When we played at the ProgStock Festival afterparty back in 2018Saga’s lead singer Michael Sadlercaught our set after his performance at the festival, and was raving about the band! We were incredibly humbled to receive such words of encouragement from such an iconic artist.

We felt Michael’s voice would be perfect for this song! He ended up contributing a jaw-dropping vocal performance, enhancing the melody, and adding Queenesque harmonies. As a side note, he and his wife Gwen turned out to be some of the nicest and most gracious people I have ever worked with.

Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon – lead vocals/electric violin
Jason Gianni- drums
Michelangelo Quirinale – guitar
Paul Ranieri – bass

Special Performances on Storm Surge Video and Single
Michael Sadler – Vocals
Rachel Flowers – Keys and Flute 
Yulia Ziskel – Violin 
RutiCelli – Cello
Fernando Perdomo – Guitar

Tracked by Rave Tesar (Renaissance)
Mixed and mastered by Rich Mouser (Spocks Beard, Dream Theater)

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Online
Website | Facebook | Bandcamp | Patreon | Spotify | Twitter 

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
Website Facebook | Spotify | Twitter | YouTube

Michael Sadler (SAGA) and All-star Cast Joins Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius on “Storm Surge”

Melodic Revolution Records Is thrilled to announce the brand-new Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius official music video “Storm Surge” featuring the vocal talents of Michael Sadler (SAGA) along with performances by Fernando Perdomo (Solo, Dave Kerzner), Ruti Celli (Take 3), Yulia Ziskel (New York Philharmonic Orchestra), last but not least… multi-award-winning Rachel Flowers.

The video will premiere Friday, October 2nd, 2020 on YouTube  the video will also be debut on Vimeo and will be a featured video on Power of ProgThe Single will be exclusively available Friday, October 2nd, 2020 on Bandcamp and on Patreon only, following the worldwide digital distribution on October 23rd, 2020

….”as stated by Joe Deninzon” 
A little over a year ago, my son Max was playing a short piano piece by 19th-century composer Friedrich Burgmüller, called “The Storm.” The piece was stuck in my head because I would hear him practicing it every day. I started to imagine it as a rock power ballad and began to sketch out a slowed-down version with the basic chord changes and structure.

I was imagining a cello replacing the ostinato part played by the left hand on the piano, so I asked my friend Ruti Celli, who I met on Cruise to the Edge last year when we played with Dave Kerzner and In Continuum, to contribute her beautiful part.

Our drummer, Jason Gianni, had a sketch he never finished that he thought would be a perfect fit in the middle of the song. I layered a huge string orchestra on top of that section and recruited the great guitarist/producer Fernando Perdomo to lay down a soaring guitar solo.

Next, I was hearing a flute during the breakdown section that followed. We have never had a flute, or any woodwinds for that matter, on one of our recordings! I asked the genius multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers to play the flute and lay down a piano track for the song. Rachel has been blind since age 3 and plays piano, flute, bass, guitar, drums, stick, sings, and records and mixes her own albums! I’ve met and worked with a lot of gifted people in my career, but don’t think I have ever met a person with this level of talent! Check out the documentary about her, Hearing is Believing, on Amazon Prime.

Finally, I’ve been into the idea of using outside singers in Stratospheerius. Up until his time, I have always been the lead vocalist. The new album we are slowly putting together will feature many special guests. We’ve been longtime fans of the 80’s Canadian band SAGA best known for hits like “Wind Him Up” and “On The Loose.” When we played at the ProgStock Festival afterparty back in 2018Saga’s lead singer Michael Sadlercaught our set after his performance at the festival, and was raving about the band! We were incredibly humbled to receive such words of encouragement from such an iconic artist.

We felt Michael’s voice would be perfect for this song! He ended up contributing a jaw-dropping vocal performance, enhancing the melody, and adding Queenesque harmonies. As a side note, he and his wife Gwen turned out to be some of the nicest and most gracious people I have ever worked with.

“Storm Surge” is about the anxiety we all feel in these uncertain times. With the global pandemic, the fight against racism and the continuing struggle for social justice, climate change, political upheaval, economic turmoil, and a future of uncertainty, there is a storm that’s raging inside of us right now.

Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon – lead vocals/electric violin
Jason Gianni- drums
Michelangelo Quirinale – guitar
Paul Ranieri – bass

Special Performances on Storm Surge Video and Single
Michael Sadler – Vocals
Rachel Flowers – Keys and Flute 
Yulia Ziskel – Violin
RutiCelli – Cello
Fernando Perdomo – Guitar

Tracked by Rave Tesar (Renaissance)
Mixed and mastered by Rich Mouser (Spocks Beard, Dream Theater)

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Online
Website | Facebook | Bandcamp | Patreon | Spotify | Twitter 

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
Website Facebook | Spotify | Twitter | YouTube

ProgStock 2018 “Prog-Moter” Level Tickets Are on Sale!

Tickets at the “Prog-Moter” level are on sale now, as of May 8th at 12:00 PM EDT, via the Union County Performing Arts Center (UC PAC) box office. The price of these tickets is $295.00 for the entire 3-day festival, October 5-7 at UCPAC in Rahway, NJ. This package lets you choose your favorite seat within our amazing theater, and entitles you to receive a merchandise gift from the producers of ProgStock as a token of our appreciation. Act fast…this package will only be available until June 12, 2018!

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Keith Emerson Charity tribute to feature his unfinished Beyond the Stars

Keith Emerson tribute to feature his unfinished Beyond the Stars

Keith Emerson Birmingham tribute show will include late ELP man’s unfinished Beyond The Stars piece – the first time it’s ever been performed live.

In February this year, it was announced that a tribute concert in honour of late ELP keyboardist Keith Emerson would take place this summer.

The show titled Keith Emerson– A Musical Celebration Of Life will take place at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on July 28 and will feature a range of guests musicians.

It’s now been revealed that Keith Emerson’s unfinished piece Beyond The Stars will be performed for the very first time as part of the evening of music, which will be hosted by comedian Jim Davidson.

A statement reads:

“This tribute concert will feature music by keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, played by the people who featured in his life.

“The evening will include a Symphony Orchestra, keyboard virtuoso Rick Wakeman, inspirational young pianist from California, Rachel Flowers, from France, renowned musician Thierry Eliez and ELP tribute band Noddy’s Puncture. 

“There will also be surprise guest artiste to be announced soon. A musical night that you will savour about a man you will never forget.”

Another statement reads:

“The show which starts at 7.30pm features Rachel Flowers, an inspirational young keyboardist from the US, renowned musician from France Thierry Eliez and bassist Lee Jackson, the only surviving member of The Nice, Emerson’s former group.

Rachel Flowers w/ Keith Emerson (RIP)

Another Statement reads:

“Accompaniment will be provided by a 60-piece symphony orchestra conducted by Terje Mikkelsen and proceeds will be going to Care After Combat – the charity founded by Jim Davidson and Falklands War veteran Simon Weston which works to support military veterans.”

Rick Wakeman will also perform on the night along with ELP tribute band Noddy’s Puncture, with tickets available direct from the venue.

Keith Emerson died in March last year at the age of 71.

 

Keith Emerson Official Website

Keith Emerson Official Facebook Page

Rachel Flowers Official Website

Rachel Flowers Music Official Facebook Page

Rick Wakeman Official Website

Rick Wakeman Official Facebook Page