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Happy Holidays everyone!

I want to wish everyone a great holiday season. In these troubled times it feels more and more necessary to turn to music to try and bring positive energy to the planet – especially those in my sphere. I will be finishing out the year with a few gigs and I hope if you’re in the area you can fall by. Friday Dec. 21st I’ll be at the Robin’s Nest in Linden NJ, and Saturday Dec. 22nd I’ll be at Hat City Kitchen in Orange NJ. My final gig of the year will be at Trumpets on Wednesday Dec. 26th (my annual day-after-Christmas gig) with the great Billy Hart on drums, Kyle Koehler on organ, and special guest trumpeter Freddie Hendrix. More info is on my itinerary page. Thanks for visiting here, and Happy Holiday and Happy New Year to you all…..

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all…. As you know Hurricane Sandy hit the NY/NJ coast pretty hard. We were lucky where I live in that we lost power for 9 days, (many trees were blown down, knocking down power lines etc) but no flooding, just some roof and siding damage. The winds were very intense! Keep the less fortunate in your prayers. My trip to India was pretty amazing. One of the great things about being a musician is getting to see parts of the world that I would never get to see otherwise. Suffice to say , we should all be grateful that we have a roof over our head and food to eat, as many of the people in India (and other parts of the world) are living in extreme poverty. The festivals we played at in New Delhi, and Mumbai were for the more wealthy people, but we got to see how many of the people live in these cities of 15 million people, as we travelled around. I wish I could have stayed longer as it was 20 hours of travel on each end of the 5 day trip with 3 days in India where we hit the ground running and didn’t stop. Check my Facebook page for some photos of the trip. I have some nice gigs coming up this month including Makeda in New Brunswick Dec. 13th, The Robins Nest in Linden NJ, Dec 21st, Hat City Kitchen in Orange NJ Dec 22nd, and my annual Day after Christmas gig at Trumpets on Dec. 26th. Hope to see you soon! DS

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Off to India!

I’m playing at the Jus Jazz Festival in Mumbai and New Delhi next weekend with the Sylvia Cuenca Group. http://rollingstoneindia.com/jus-jazz-festival-to-be-held-in-november/ When I get back I’ll be at Smalls on Nov. 8th with the same group, and then on Sat. Nov. 10th I’ll be at Trumpets in Montclair NJ with my group. Please check my itinerary page for details…hope to see you soon! DS

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Smoke Oct 23 and 30, POEMJAZZ! this Thur at FDU

Busy few weeks ahead. I’ll be at SMOKE the next 2 Tuesdays with Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet with Eric Alexander and Joe Farnsworth. This Thursday at Fairleigh Dickinson Univ I’ll be performing POEMJAZZ with the great Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky along with Steve Slagle and Ben Allison. This should be a very exciting collaboration and something completely different! Then I head to India for a week with Sylvia Cuenca’s group for Jazz Festivals in Mumbai, and New Delhi. My first time there so I’m excited about that….hope to see you soon! DS

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Check out my new Photo and Audio pages….also a “Tribute to Wes” Oct 14th at LUNA STAGE

Thanks for visiting. We have added new photo and audio pages. Please come back as they will be updated regularly. Also check my itinerary page for where I’ll be playing. This is also the best place to order my music. THANKS! I have a nice concert coming up on Sunday Oct. 4th at 7 PM at the Luna Stage in West Orange NJ. It’s a kick-off to their jazz series called A Tribute to Wes Montgomery. I hope you can come down and check out this great theatre and hear my trio with Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter as we perform some of the Wes’ music. LUNA STAGE 555 Valley Road, West Orange NJ 973 395 5551 http://www.lunastage.org/index.php/whats-playing/jazz/ I also am doing an interesting collaboration called POEMJAZZ with the Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky at WAMFEST at Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. on Thur Oct 25th at 3:30. Steve Slagle and Ben Allison will be joining me. http://wamfest.wordpress.com/ After that I will be travelling to India to perform at Jazz Festivals in Mumbai and New Delhi with a group led by drummer Sylvia Cuenca. This will be an exciting month! Hope to see you soon – DS

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Listen to my music and check out my photos

Hey everybody, check out my new Audio and Photos pages. You can check out photos from recent gigs and sample some of my songs. I will be updating these pages with new stuff every now and then, so check back for new photos and new tunes. Enjoy! -Dave

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OSPAC JAZZ FEST This Sat at 6pm! (and Hat City at 9)

Come on out to the OSPAC Jazz Fest this Sat from 12:30-8. (I play from 6-7). Then it’s over to Hat City Kitchen for a 9pm hit with my organ trio with Jared Gold and Sylvia Cuenca (w The Young Jazzers opening at 8) Details on the itinerary page

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Dave Stryker Organ Trio at Bar Next Door this Sat Sept 8th

Come on out we’re playing in NYC this Sat at The Bar Next Door (129 Macdougal and West 4th) with Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter 7:30/9:30/11:30. We’ll also be at Cathedral of the Woods church in Medford Lakes NJ the following Sat. Sept 15th 7:30-10 check my itinerary page for details…..

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Dave Stryker Trio @ Hat City Kitchen this Sat 8/25 and Makeda-New Brunswick next Thur

Come on down to Hat City in Orange NJ this Sat.from 9-12. I’ll be playing with Jared Gold and Steve Johns. Opening for us at 8 will be The Liam Werner Group comprised of some very talented up and coming jazzers. Hope to see you there. I’ll also be at Makeda in New Brunswick NJ next Thur with Jared, Bruce Williams and Chris Beck from 7:30-10:30.

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Workshops are winding down and Shanghai Jazz this Friday

Whew! I’m just finishing up about 6 weeks or jazz workshops. I’ve had a great summer so far, with several great concerts with Kevin Mahogany and my organ trio. I’ll be at Shanghai Jazz in Madison NJ this Friday at 7 and 9 pm. The next day is the Montclair Jazz Festival with my Blue to the Bone Band at 4:30….check my itineray page for details..see you soon – ds

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