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Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 26 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.”
...one of the most joyous feels around. --Pat Metheny
Dave’s new CD “Messin' with Mister T”, available here, is a celebration of the man he worked with for over a decade -- Stanley Turrentine, “Mister T” -- with ten of the greatest tenor sax players on the scene today. It went to #1 on JazzWeek Radio and stayed in the Top 50 for 20 weeks and has received great reviews including 4 1/2 stars in Downbeat magazine. Dave’s last CD “Eight Track” was #9 for 2014 on the Jazz Week Radio Charts where it stayed for 20 weeks topping off at #3 for 3 weeks. Downbeat magazine picked it as one of the Top CD's of 2014, ran a feature article in the June 2014 issue on Dave, and voted him into the 2014 Downbeat Critics and Readers Poll for the 7th time.
...one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years. --Village Voice

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  • Eight Track II coming Sept 2nd! - Hi Friends Exciting news: My new CD Eight Track II will be released on Strikezone Records Sept 2nd. Can’t wait for you to hear it. It will be available right here on this site. It features my working trio with Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums along with Steve Nelson on vibes. It features new arrangements of tunes from the Eight Track era, done up in our style. We will be doing several CD Release shows so hope to see you soon! DS Upcoming Gigs: Tue. Sept 6 Bar Next Door NYC Sun Sept 11 The Falcon Marlboro NJ Dave Stryker Quartet with Steve Nelson www.liveatthefalcon.com Fri Sept 16 The Nate Holden Theatre LA CA Dave Stryker Quartet w/ Eric Alexander Sat Sept 17 Wes Montgomery Tribute Day IUPUI Campus Center Indianapolis IN http://www.indyjazzfest.net/ Sun Sept 18 Monterey Jazz Fest Dave Stryker Quartet w Eric Alexander http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/artists/dave-stryker-quartet Wed Sept 21 Clark University -Worchester MA Dave Stryker and Friends w/ Steve Slagle, Freddie Hendrix, Carolyn Leonhart Fri Sept 23 Dave Stryker Trio at Hendershots Coffee Athens GA www.hendershotscoffee.com Sat Sept 24 Savannah Jazz Fest Dave Stryker Trio Fri Sept 30 Trumpets Montclair NJ Dave Stryker Quartet w/ Steve Nelson www.trumpetsjazz.com
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