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Dave Stryker Trio at Shanghai Jazz Sat July 27 and Bar Next Door Wed July 31

Hello friends – I’ll be at Shanghai Jazz in Madison NJ this Sat July 27th with Jared Gold and Chris Beck. The following Wed July 31st we’ll be at the Bar Next Door in NYC w/ McClenty Hunter on drums. Hope to see you there!

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This Sat 7/13 @ Hat City Kitchen w/ Adam Nussbaum and Jared Gold

Hello friends! Thanks for coming out and packing Birdland for our Blue to the Bone CD release gig last weekend. We look forward to coming back next year. I’m back in my neighborhood this Sat July 13th at Hat City Kitchen. I’ll have a special guest: Drummer extrordinaire Adam Nussbaum! plus Jared Gold on organ. The Young Jazzers open up at 8 and we’ll hit at 9…see you there! thanks DS

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Dave Stryker Organ Trio w/ Steve Slagle at Trumpets this Sat. June 15th

Hello friends – we’ll have a special guest with our organ trio this Sat June 15th at Trumpets – my long-time musical partner Steve Slagle. Hope you can make it out, more info on my itinerary page. Also some great Blue to the Bone gigs on the horizon! (Including July 5-6 at BIRDLAND… Hope to see you soon. New CD Blue to the Bone IV available right here on the site (pick of the month on WBGO!)

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Mulgrew Miller Rest in Peace

Mulgrew was not only one of the finest pianists of his generation, he was a beautiful human being as well. He was an inspiration to us all by showing that you could not only be a ferocious player, but a kind, compassionate, and sharing teacher as well. I first heard Mulgrew when he was with Art Blakey and I was with Jack McDuff sharing a bill in Indianapolis. Later I heard him with Woody Shaw (with our mutual friend Tony Reedus on drums). From there he played with Tony Williams group, so he played with many of the greats, as well as having his own trios and his group “Wingspan” for many years. His CD “The Sequel” is one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to have the honor of having Mulgrew play on one of my early records “Guitar on Top”. From that day forward whenever he would introduce me to someone he would say something nice about me. That’s just the kind of man he was. Mulgrew will be missed in our jazz community and by his family and friends but his legacy of excellence and humanity will live on. Dave Stryker

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Blue to the Bone IV available here! Also Trumpets May 4 w/ Billy Hart

Hello friends…Happy Spring to you all. I’ll be at Trumpets on May 4th with Billy Hart, Jared Gold and Freddie Hendrix. We’ll be playing some music from my new CD “Blue to the Bone IV” available right here. For people in NYC I’ll be at the Bar Next Door on Fri. May 31st. I’ve been travelling alot lately incl The Cotton Club in Tokyo and a concert with the Univ of North Carolina Big Band in Chapel Hill NC. Hope to see you soon! DS

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New CD: Blue to the Bone IV has arrived!

Hello everyone My new CD Blue to the Bone IV is now officially released. You can order it here on my website. It features Freddie Hendrix-trpt, Steve Slagle-alto, Gary Smulyan-bari, Vincent Gardner-bone, Jared Gold-organ and McClenty Hunter on drums. I’m really happy about this one as it features my organ trio with the BTTB horns. We cover everything from Dave Stryker to the Isley Brothers to James Brown! You can listen to two of the songs on my Audio page! We’ll be doing a CD Release Party for my Birthday March 30th at Trumpets in Montclair NJ and there will be some more CD Release gigs forthcoming so check out my itinerary page for more details. Hope to see you there! DS

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At Trumpets Sat Feb 2nd w/ Billy Hart and Blue to the Bone IV Coming in Feb!

Hello friends – I’ll be at Trumpets Sat. Feb 2nd with the great Billy Hart and Jared Gold. Also, I’m excited to announce that my new CD Blue to the Bone IV will be out in February. It will be for sale here on the site soon and it features Freddie Hendrix, Steve Slagle, Gary Smulyan, Vincent Gardner, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and myself. We will be doing several CD Release gigs in the area so check my itinerary page for details. This is a fun and swingin’ band so pick up the CD and hope to see you at the gigs! Thanks DS

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Trumpets Sat 2/2 w Billy Hart and Blue to the Bone IV coming in February!

Hello friends – I’ll be at Trumpets Sat. Feb 2nd with the great Billy Hart and Jared Gold. Also, I’m excited to announce that my new CD Blue to the Bone IV will be out in February. It will be for sale here on the site soon and it features Freddie Hendrix, Steve Slagle, Gary Smulyan, Vincent Gardner, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and myself. We will be doing several CD Release gigs in the area so check my itinerary page for details. This is a fun and swingin’ band so pick up the CD and hope to see you at the gigs! Thanks DS

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Playing at the Bar Next Door this Friday Jan 18th

Hello friends Come on out to the Bar Next Door this Friday The Dave Stryker Organ Trio with Jared Gold and Steve Williams sets at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 Hope to see you there!

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Playing tonight Sat 1/12 at Hat City Kitchen!

Come on out tonight to hear The Steve Slagle Quartet at Hat City Kitchen in Orange NJ tonight at 9 PM. The band includes McClenty Hunter and Bill Moring. The Young Jazzers open up at 8. Also NEXT FRIDAY JAN 18TH I’LL BE AT THE BAR NEXT DOOR IN NYC sets at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 with Jared Gold on organ and Steve Williams on drums…HOPE TO SEE YOU! (check my itinerary page for details)

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