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Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 28 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.” He was recently voted once again into the 2017 Downbeat Readers and Critics Polls.

…one of the most joyous feels around. –Pat Metheny

Dave’s new CD “Strykin’ Ahead” is now available on this site (before it’s official release on Sept 1st!). His previous CD “Eight Track II” went to #2 on the JazzWeek Radio chart staying on the chart for 20 weeks and received 4 Stars in Downbeat. “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 received great reviews including 4 1/2 stars in Downbeat magazine.

…one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years. –Village Voice

Most recent blog post

  • News Flash: Dave’s new CD STRYKIN’ AHEAD CD and VINYL IS HERE! -> Hello Friends! Happy Summer to you all. Just back from a West Coast Tour and the annual Aebersold workshop. Had a great time at the Healdsburg Jazz Fest, the Sequoia Room in Northern CA and the Saratoga Jazz Festival as well as the workshop…… Some big news! My new CD “Strykin’ Ahead” is available here NOW on my website before it comes out officially on CD and Vinyl(!) at the end of the summer. It features my quartet playing some new originals and my arrangements of some jazz standards. Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and Steve Nelson (the same group from Eight Track II) join me once again. This is my first Vinyl release, so I hope you will check it out. It sounds great! Speaking of Eight Track II, you can order it right here on the website along with all of my recordings and my book. Just click Buy CD’s Icon. Check out my itinerary page for more info but here are some upcoming gigs. Hope to see you soon! DS Sat Sept 9 – Trumpets – Montclair NJ w/ Monte Croft, Jared Gold, Mark Whitfield Jr. 8/10pm Sat Sept 16 – Jazz on 2nd Ave, Niwot CO w/ Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter 8pm Sat Sept 23 – The Sidedoor-Old Lyme CT w/ Monte Croft, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter 8:30pm Thur Sept 28 – Jazz at the Hyatt-New Brunswick NJ w/ Steve Nelson, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter 8pm Thur Oct 5 – Bears Place – Bloomington IN w/ Walter Smith III, Kendall Carter, Steve Houghton 5:30pm Fri Oct 6 – The Jazz Kitchen – Indianapolis IN w/ Rob Dixon, Kendall Carter, Steve Houghton 7pm Sat Oct 7 – Smalls – NYC w/ Monte Croft, Jared Gold, Mark Whitfield Jr. 7:30pm Fri Oct 27 – Palace Theatre – Waterbury CT w/ Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter 7pm

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