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Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 27 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 2016 Downbeat Readers and Critics Polls.

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

Dave’s new 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

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  • Dave Stryker at Trumpets June 17 and Saratoga Jazz Fest June 24-NEW RECORDING COMING! Hello Friends! Happy Summer to you all. Just back from a West Coast Tour. Had a great time at the Healdsburg Jazz Fest and the Sequoia Room in Northern CA…… Some big news! My new CD “Strykin’ Ahead” has gone into production and will be coming out 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. STAY TUNED! Speaking of Eight Track II, you can order it right here on the website along with all of my recordings and my book. I wll be playing at Trumpets June 17 and at the Saratoga Jazz Festival June 24th with my quartet with Eric Alexander, Jared Gold, and McClenty Hunter. Check out my itinerary page for details. Hope to see you at the gigs! DS

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