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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 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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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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Dave Stryker 4tet at Chris’ in Philly Sat Feb 20 w Chris Potter!

Happy 2016 to everyone. The Big News is that The Stryker/Slagle Band Expanded CD “Routes” is now available right here on this site. (You can also get it on Itunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.) JUST IN: Dave Stryker Quartet w/Chris Potter, Jared Gold and Byron Landham Sat Feb 20th at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philly, don’t miss this one! Feb 24 Dave Stryker Trio at Bar Next Door NYC w/ Jared Gold and Mike Clark. Here is a cool video my son Matt Stryker made of the making of Routes: Last year was pretty amazing. Thanks for a great year! Messin’ with Mister T made 2015 Best of the Year lists in: Downbeat 4.5 Stars JazzTimes JazzWeek Radio #7 for 2015 Huffington Post-Ralph Miriello Cadence Magazine NPR Jazz Critics Poll WBGO Ken Franckling’s Jazz Notes Ken Irwin Taintradio.org Tom Ineck KZUM Bob McWilliams Kansas Public Radio Michael Coyle WRCU Dave May WHFC Jay Greene WDCB CJ Shearn Jazz Views Lots of cool gigs coming up please check my itinerary page to see where I’ll be playing, and hope to see you soon! DS

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Dave at SOPAC Sun Feb 15, The Falcon Fri Feb 20 and Trumpets Fri Feb 27

Hello Friends I have some great gigs coming up this month. Sunday Feb 15th I’ll be at SOPAC in So Orange NJ w/ Monte Croft, Jared Gold and Kush Abadey. Fri FEb 20th I’ll be at the Falcon in Marlboro NY w/ Steve Nelson, Jared Gold and Steve Johns. Friday Feb 27th I’ll be at Trumpets with Billy Hart and Jared Gold. More info on my itinerary page. Hope to see you! BIG NEWS: I just finished recording my follow-up to Eight Track and watch for it in March of 2015! “Messin’ With Mister T” is a tribute to Stanley Turrentine (who I had the pleasure of working with for 10 years) and features an all-star cast of Tenor sax heavyweights! more to follow…… hope to see you at the next gig! DS

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Dave voted into 2014 Downbeat Readers and Critics Poll-Trumpets w/ Billy Hart Dec 26, Birdland Jan 8

Hello Friends Hope all is well with you. Thanks to the readers who voted Eight Track as one of the Top Jazz Albums of 2014 and voted me as one of the top guitarists as well. Much appreciated and glad that people have dug Eight Track so much. If you haven’t heard it you can order it right here on the site to the right. I will be recording my new CD in Dec and stay tuned for an announcement- it’s going to be really special. Also my annual Day After Christmas gig is on Dec 26 w/ Jared Gold and Billy Hart. Also coming up Jan 8th my Eight Track Band at Birdland….hope to see you soon and Happy Holidays! Till then keep swingin DS

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Dave Stryker Trio at Bar Next Door Tue Aug 26

Hello Friends hope you had a great summer. I’ll be at the Bar Next Door on Tue Aug 26th at 8:30 and 10:30 w/ Jared Gold and Kush Abadey. Labor Day weekend I’ll be at the Vail Jazz Party in Vail CO. Check out my itinerary page for all upcoming gig and info. You can also order Eight Track right here on the site. All the best-DS

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Eight Track 20 weeks on JazzWeek radio chart – Newark Museum 7/17 noon and Trumpets Sat 7/19

Hello Friends Lots of great stuff going on this week! Hope to see you soon -DS > Thur July 17 9am WBGO 88.3 FM interview w Gary Walker > Thur July 17 Newark Museum 12-2http://www.newarkmuseum.org/jazzgarden.html > Sat July 19 Sourland Music Fest Hillsboro NJ 5 pmhttp://www.sourlandmusicfest.org/ > Sat July 19 Trumpets Montclair NJ www.trumpetsjazz.com > Upcoming Gig Schedule this Summer: > Sun July 13- July 25 Litchfield Jazz Camphttp://www.litchfieldjazzfest.com/jazz-camp/ > Tue July 22 Smoke www.smokejazz.com > Sat July 26- Aug 1 Samba Meets Jazz Workshop Bar Harbor Mainehttp://jazzintensives.com/ > Sun Aug 3 Roots and Ribs Guitar Festival OSPAC West Orange NJhttp://www.njai.org/projects-1-35-1-1/ > Wed August 6 The Jazz Standard www.jazzstandard.com > Sat Aug 9 Trumpets Montclair NJ www.trumpetsjazz.com > Sat Aug 16 The Rex Toronto 1pm www.therex.ca/ > Sun Aug 17 Markham Jazz Fest Canada www.markhamjazzfestival.com > Tue Aug 26 Bar Next Door NYChttp://lalanternacaffe.com/page/1rjs6/Bar_Next_Door.html > Fri-Mon Aug 29-Sept 1 Vail Jazz Partyhttp://www.vailjazz.org/performances/vail-jazz-party.html > Thur Sept 4 Bears Place Bloomington IN w/ Blue to the Bone

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Eight Track 19 weeks on JazzWeek Radio chart plus Upcoming Schedule

Hello friends! Hope you’re having a great summer. I’m getting ready to head out for a busy summer of gigging and teaching. Below is my upcoming schedule. Please come out if you’re in the area! All the best DS Upcoming Gig Schedule this Summer: Sun June 29-July 11 Aebersold Jazz Workshop Louisville KY http://workshops.jazzbooks.com/about-us/summer-jazz-workshops/ Thur July 3 Iowa City Jazz Festival http://www.summerofthearts.org/festival-menu/jazz-festival/schedule.aspx Fri July 4 Mercury Ballroom Louisville KY http://www.mercuryballroom.com/ Sat July 5 Decca Restaurant Louisville KY http://deccarestaurant.com/site Sun July 13- July 25 Litchfield Jazz Camp http://www.litchfieldjazzfest.com/jazz-camp/ Thur July 17 Newark Museum 12-2 http://www.newarkmuseum.org/jazzgarden.html Sat July 19 Sourland Music Fest Hillsboro NJ 5 pm http://www.sourlandmusicfest.org/ Sat July 19 Trumpets Montclair NJ www.trumpetsjazz.com Tue July 22 Smoke www.smokejazz.com Sat July 26- Aug 1 Samba Meets Jazz Workshop Bar Harbor Maine http://jazzintensives.com/ Sun Aug 3 Roots and Ribs Guitar Festival OSPAC West Orange NJ http://www.njai.org/projects-1-35-1-1/ Sat Aug 9 Trumpets Montclair NJ www.trumpetsjazz.com Sat Aug 16 The Rex Toronto 1pm www.therex.ca/ Sun Aug 17 Markham Jazz Fest Canada www.markhamjazzfestival.com Tue Aug 26 Bar Next Door NYC http://lalanternacaffe.com/page/1rjs6/Bar_Next_Door.html Fri-Mon Aug 29-Sept 1 Vail Jazz Party http://www.vailjazz.org/performances/vail-jazz-party.html Thur Sept 4 Bears Place Bloomington IN w/ Blue to the Bone

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Eight Track on JazzWeek Radio for 15 weeks-Trumpets Sat June 21-Summer schedule added

Hello friends – Eight Track has now been on the JazzWeek Radio chart for 15 weeks! You can order it right here on my website. Also I’ve added my summer schedule to the itinerary page. I’ll be at Trumpets in Montclair NJ on Sat June 21st w Steve Nelson and Jared Gold. Also there is a nice feature on me in the June Downbeat Magazine. You can read it here: http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2014/DB1406/44-45.html hope to see you soon! DS

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