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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 SOPAC Mar 19, SMALLS Mar 25, TRUMPETS Apr 1 Hello Friends! Hope you are doing well in these trying times. Eight Track II has stayed on the top of the JazzWeek radio charts for 20 weeks now reaching #2 for 2 weeks, and staying in the Top 10 for 15 weeks. I’m really happy people are digging the music. I have some nice gigs the end of March for my birthday. Mar 19 at Jazz in the Loft at SOPAC in So. Orange NJ, Mar. 25 at Smalls and April 1st at Trumpets. Check out the itinerary page for more info. You can order Eight Track II and an Eight Track T shirt as well as all my CD’s on my site. If you don’t see one you want just shoot me a message. All the best and hope to see you soon – DS

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