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CD Release Aug 14 at Jazz Standard for Eight Track III #1 for 6 weeks on JazzWeek Radio chart! 4 stars in DB. Dave’s New Improv book Vol 3 Order now…

Hello Friends! Some new items to share:  CD Release Gig for Eight Track III Wed Aug 14 at the Jazz Standard. Eight Track III has stayed at #1 for the last 6 weeks on the JazzWeek radio chart and received 4 Stars in Downbeat! The other news is Dave Stryker’s Jazz Improvisation Method Vol III is hot off the press. Both are available right here on this site . I can’t wait for you to hear my new CD! The first reviews are coming in and people are digging Eight Track III: “When it comes to ultracool & hip jazz, guitarist Dave Stryker is at the very TOP of the list… what an absolutely fun album. The album opener, “Move on Up“, alone, makes it well worth purchasing the full album. Jared’s organ just KICKS IT OUT on this superb tune! Stevie Wonder’s “Too High” is one of the best performances of the tune I’ve ever heard. The recording is just flawless. I give Dave & his superb players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 out of 5.” Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews I recorded 2 new albums in January. Eight Track III and a Quartet date with the great Walter Smith III (which will be out in 2020). I also just returned from being a guest with the WDR Big Band in Cologne Germany for a week. My good friend Bob Mintzer arranged and conducted 8 of my songs and we recorded an album, made a live video and played a few gigs. Hopefully the recording will come out next year….  I have a bunch of CD release gigs coming up in May-Aug… Please check my itinerary page for full listing of gigs. Thanks to the readers and writers who voted me once again into the 2018 Downbeat Readers Poll and Critics Poll. Much Appreciated! My teaching website has launched at Artistworks.com. I have put a lot of time into this site and look forward to meeting and working with anyone who wants to learn more about jazz – all levels are welcome. Come by and check it out: http://artistworks.com/join#dave-stryker Some new releases I produced and played on: Jorge Nila “Tenor Time” Ninjazz Records and on Strikezone Records: Jared Gold – “Reemergence” and McClenty Hunter “The Groove Hunter”….My last CD “Strykin’ Ahead” stayed on the JazzWeek radio chart for 20 weeks, received 4 Stars in Downbeat where it was picked as one of the Top CD’s of 2017. It also was picked Best of 2017 by Huffington Post – Ralph Miriello,Cadence Magazine – Larry Hollis,Bill Milkowski ,All About Jazz – C. Andrew Hovan,Positive Feedback – Marc Phillips and Curt’s Jazz Cafe. You can order all of my recordings and my book (currently reprinting) right here on the site. Just click Buy CD’s Icon. Also please check out my itinerary page for more info on upcoming gigs.. Hope to see you soon! DS

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Dave Stryker Quartet at the Jazz Kitchen in Indy Mar 4th

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 will be playing at the Jazz Kitchen on Mar 4th with Jared Gold, Rob Dixon, and Steve Houghton. Also 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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Dave at Smalls Wed Nov 23 and Trumpets Nov 26. 8TK2 in the Top 5 of JazzWeek Radio for 9 weeks! 4 Stars in Downbeat

Hello Friends Eight Track II held the #2 position on JazzWeek Radio Chart for 3 weeks and has stayed in the Top 5 for 9 weeks! I’m so happy people are digging the new record. If you haven’t got your copy yet you can order it right here on the website. I’ve just come off an incredible month of gigs with my Quartet: LA at the Nate Holden Theatre, The Wes Montgomery Festival in Indy, The Monterey Jazz Fest (standing ovation before the concert ended!), Athens GA, The Savannah Jazz Fest in front of 12,000 people,a sold-out show back home at Trumpets, and a Tribute to Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Scott at Mist in Harlem. Lots of cool gigs coming up (please check my itinerary page)and more exciting developments on this site including Downloads available for purchase and a free Bonus Holiday Track from the Eight Track Band! Hope to see you at the next gig – all the best Dave Stryker

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Eight Track II #2 on JazzWeek Radio chart for 3 weeks straight!

Hello Friends Eight Track II has held the #2 position on JazzWeek Radio Chart for 3 weeks now. I’m so happy people are digging the new record. If you haven’t got your copy yet you can order it right here on the website. I’ve just come off an incredible month of gigs with my Quartet: LA at the Nate Holden Theatre, The Wes Montgomery Festival in Indy, The Monterey Jazz Fest (standing ovation before the concert ended!), Athens GA, The Savannah Jazz Fest in front of 12,000 people,a sold-out show back home at Trumpets, and a Tribute to Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Scott at Mist in Harlem. Lots of cool gigs coming up (please check my itinerary page)and more exciting developments on this site including Downloads available for purchase and a free Bonus Holiday Track from the Eight Track Band! Hope to see you at the next gig – all the best Dave Stryker stryker-facebook

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Eight Track II hits #3 on JazzWeek Radio chart Trumpets CD Release Sept 30

Hello Friends Happy Fall to you all… Had a great string of gigs just now including LA, Indy, Monterey Jazz Fest, Clark Univ in Worster MA, Athens GA and the Savannah Jazz Fest! We had a ball and the audiences were off the hook. Looking forward to the CD Release Party at Trumpets Fri Sept 30. You can order Eight Track II right here on this site. Hope to see you at the next gig…till then all the best! DS

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Eight Track II is here! Plus Sept Schedule

Hi Friends, Exciting news: My new CD Eight Track II has just been released on Strikezone Records. It’s available here now. I can’t wait for you to hear it! Eight Track II 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 Above is an in-studio video excerpt of Trouble Man from the new CD: Upcoming Gigs: Tue, Sept 6 – Bar Next Door, NYC Sun, Sept 11 – The Falcon, Marlboro, NY – Dave Stryker Quartet with Steve Nelson www.liveatthefalcon.com Fri, Sept 16 – The Nate Holden Theatre, LA, CA – Dave Stryker Quartet w/ Eric Alexander www.jazzbakery.org Sat, Sept 17 – Wes Montgomery Tribute Day, IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis, IN www.indyjazzfest.net Sun, Sept 18 – Monterey Jazz Fest – Dave Stryker Quartet w Eric Alexander www.montereyjazzfestival.org Wed, Sept 21 – Clark University, Worchester, MA – Dave Stryker and Friends w/ Steve Slagle, Freddie Hendrix, Carolyn Leonhart Fri, Sept 23 – Hendershots Coffee, Athens, GA – Dave Stryker Trio www.hendershotscoffee.com Sat, Sept 24 – Savannah Jazz Fest – Dave Stryker Trio www.savannahjazzfest.com Fri, Sept 30 – Trumpets Montclair, NJ – Dave Stryker Quartet w/ Steve Nelson www.trumpetsjazz.com

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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

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Dave Stryker Organ Trio at Bar Next Door Wed June 15 and Hat City Wed June 22 w/ Steve Nelson

Hello Friends Hope you’re having a great start to summer season. The big news is I’m getting ready to go back in the studio with my quartet in a few weeks. 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. We will be playing the new music at a couple of upcoming gigs: Wed June 15 The Bar Next Door -Dave Stryker Trio w/ Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter lalanternacaffe.com/ and Wed. June 22 Hat City Kitchen Dave Stryker Quartet 8-9:30 w/ Steve Nelson, Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter 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

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Routes 4.5 Stars in Downbeat and 13 weeks on JazzWeek Radio

Hello Friends Hope all is well with you. My website has been re-done and we’re continuing to make updates. Stay tuned… Here is a nice piece in All About Jazz by R. J. DeLuke: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/dave-striker-diverse-but-always-soulful-dave-stryker-by-rj-deluke.php We had a great CD release gig at the Jazz Standard for The Stryker/Slagle Band “Routes”and it’s getting great reviews : Downbeat 4.5 Stars! http://www.allaboutjazz.com/routes-the-stryker-slagle-band-expanded-self-produced-review-by-edward-blanco.php Routes has stayed on the JazzWeek Radio chart for 13 weeks and got up to #2 so far. It is available on my website, CDBaby.com, Amazon, Itunes etc. Had great night at Chris’s in Philly with my quartet with special guest Chris Potter in Feb. Hope to do more with Chris soon. Hope to see you soon! DS Upcoming Gigs: Mar 14 – Dave Stryker Quartet at Snug Harbor in New Orleans April 23 – Indiana University Jazz Celebration Tribute to David Baker April 29 – Dave Stryker Quartet – Harford College in Bel Air, MD Share on FacebookEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Tweet about this on Twitter

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Check out the new updated website! Dave’s Bday gig at Trumpets Mar 26th

Hello Friends Hope all is well with you. My website has been re-done and we’re continuing to update it. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon. I’m off to Tucson to play at Univ of Arizona Mar. 10-11 and then to Graz Austria with The Plummer Jazz Sextet – a combo I lead from Indiana University. I come back in time to play at Birdland with Eric Alexander’s Quartet Mar 17-19. My birthday gig is Mar 26th at Trumpets, then to the Savannah Jazz Festival Swing Central last week of March and Snug Harbor in New Orleans April 14th. We had a great CD release gig at the Jazz Standard for The Stryker/Slagle Band “Routes”and it’s getting great reviews : http://www.allaboutjazz.com/routes-the-stryker-slagle-band-expanded-self-produced-review-by-edward-blanco.php Routes has stayed in the Top Ten of JazzWeek Radio chart for 8 weeks and got up to #2 so far. It is available on my website, CDBaby.com, Amazon, Itunes etc. Had great night at Chris’s in Philly with my quartet with special guest Chris Potter in Feb. Hope to do more with Chris soon. Hope to see you soon! DS Upcoming Gigs: Mar 7 – Dave Stryker Trio at Mezzrow NYC https://www.mezzrow.com/next/1/ Mar 10-11 University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Mar 13-16 Kuntz Uni Graz https://www.kug.ac.at/en/news-events/events/jazz.html Mar 17-19 Eric Alexander Quartet at Birdland NYC https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1087309?_ga=1.268016206.1151052930.1456159606 Mar 26 – Dave Stryker Quartet Birthday Bash at Trumpets Montclair NJ www.trumpetsjazz.com Mar 28-31 Swing Central Savannah Jazz Festival http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org/education-programs/swingcentraljazz/ Mar 7 – Millikin University Decatur Ill Mar 14 – Dave Stryker Quartet at Snug Harbor New Orleans LA April 23 – Indiana University Jazz Celebration Tribute to David Baker April 29 – Dave Stryker Quartet – Harford College Bel Air, MD

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