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"This is a nice thing (about Stephen): when a guitarist can take such an old instrument and create such a NEW HYPNOTIC SPELL..."
- John McEuen- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-

“ - on WOR radio


“Virtuostic, comedic poetry in motion. Stephen DiJoseph is mind-boggling.” - Steve Bryant


"(HYPNOTIZED) has a lot to offer and will keep both your ears as well as your mind’s attention while listening to its array of cleverly written songs." - C.W. Ross -


Discography

The Snow is Dancing
"Just Chill" - instrumental ambient
"Whirld Music Trio" - Trance/Dance
"Hypnotized" - Pop/Singer-Songwriter Guitar, "Pianopoetry/Artifactual"- Jazz/Instr. Piano
"Urban Celtic" Celtic-Jazz
"Bigger Than This"- Pop /AC

VIDEOS:
Flyin (from Hypnotized)
Sunlight (from Hypnotized)
Don't Be Late (single)
I Love You I Do ( 215,000 views on youtube)
The Night Before Christmas (Single)

and
currently in production: A SynapTic Adventure:
Tourettes and Beyond

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Bio

Stephen DiJoseph is award-winning singer-songwriter, classical-jazz pianist, composer, guitar experimenter, hand drummer, electronic keyboardist and VIDEO producer. Stephen began demanding musical instruments at the age of six. Stephen's music is highlighted by the story of his “Synaptic Adventure” as he calls it. He has a Tourette - inflected fusionary passion formed from the heart of experience and generously shared with his audience.

“Stephen is one of those rare animals, able to offer up captivating and truly original songs with a soulful voice and then mind-bending instrumentals that leave you feeling "like you found something you didn't know you needed” says Maine Things Considered host Charlotte Renner. Stephen was recently interviewed on one of the nations most listened- to talk show hosts: WOR radio’s The Joey Reynolds Show. He was interviewed on the WHYY/NPR talkshow Radiotimes with Marty Moss-Coane discussing the ‘influence” of Tourette Syndrome on his music and creativity.

Stephen has been a frequent guest on Philadelphia’s longest running folk radio program , The Gene Shay Show on WXPN, and his music has been featured on PRI’s Echoes, syndicated on over 170 radio stations. He's opened for such notables as Billy Jonas, Mad Pudding, Los Lobos, and Greg Brown. He’s shared the stage with Christine Lavin, Buddy Mondlock, Matthew Kahler, Lucy Kaplansky, Greg Greenway, Tom Prasado-Rao and Cary Cooper.

Awards:

- Top 500 honorable-mention categories of the 13th and
14th Annual Billboard World Song Contest
- Nominated for The Singer-Songwriter Awards for 4
songs from his new release Hypnotized.
- Nominated for "Flyin" for best song out of thousands of
submissions along side s in the male S/S category of the
JP Folks International Music Awards.
- Finalist in the Susqehanna Music Festival Song
Contest for his song “Breakaway”
- Winner of Philadelphia Folk Society’s XFS Song Contest
- Winner of Godfrey Daniels Bethlehem Musikfest Contest
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Past accolades include a nomination for Best Composer in the Philadelphia City Paper Music Awards along side jazz master Odeon Pope, Best Instrumental CD in the JP Folks International Music Awards for his solo jazz piano CD "Pianopoetry", and second place for Best Celtic CD again in the JP Folks International Music Awards for his collaborative release, "Urban Celtic".

To date DiJoseph has independently released 7 albums in a dizzying array of genres on his ESDE Records label: