Photo by Chris DrukkerWhether 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 MethenyDave’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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- Dave Stryker Trio @ Bar Next Door Wed 7/20 -Shanghai Jazz Sat 7/23-Trumpets Sat 7/30 - Hello Friends Hope you’re having a great start to summer season. The big news is we went back in the studio with my quartet and recorded some new music. It’s a surprise what I have in store, but keep checking in and I will keep you posted. It is with my working group of Jared Gold on Hammond organ and McClenty Hunter on drums with special guest vibraphonist Steve Nelson. I’m off to the Aebersold workshop at the University of Louisville for 2 weeks and then I’ll be back for some local gigs and then the Litchfield Jazz Fest Sat Aug 6. The Dave Stryker Quartet with Eric Alexander, Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter will be at the Monterey Jazz Fest(!) Sun Sept 16 7:30, and in LA the night before at the Nate Holden Theatre. The following weekend Sat Sept 24th the Dave Stryker Trio will be at the Savannah Jazz Fest. Please check my itinerary page for all upcoming gigs. The Stryker/Slagle Band Expanded new CD Routes (Strikezone Records) received 4.5 Stars in Downbeat and has been getting great reviews and reached #2 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart staying in the top 50 for 14 weeks. We just finished doing a weekend at Smalls, playing music from Routes. You can order the CD right here on the site. Please check my itinerary page for all info. Hope to see you at an upcoming gig! All the best DS