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Hello Friends! Hope all is well. The big news is 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 I’ve updated my itinerary page so please check it out. Here is my summer schedule: July 14 Smalls 7:30-10:00pm July 22-28 Jazz Port Townsend Camp/Centrum Port Townsend WA Aug 4 Newport Jazz Fest w Sara Caswell/ Newport RI Aug 5-10 Samba Meets Jazz Workshop/Bar Harbor ME Aug 24-25 Smalls w Jared Gold Quartet/NYC Aug 26 – Hard Rock Casino / Atlantic City 11am brunch Aug 30 – Bears Place / Bloomington IN Blue to the Bone Sept 8 Trumpets/Montclair NJ 8/10pm Sept 14 Central Jersey Jazz Festival/Flemington NJ Sept 15 Kitano NYC w/ Rachel Caswell CD Release Sept 20 – Bears Place w/ Jared Gold Quartet Sept 21 – The Bards Town / Louisville KY Sept 22 – Indy Jazz Fest Block Party / Indianapolis IN Sept 23 – Evansville Jazz Society 4pm / University of Evansville IN Oct 5 – Nightown Cleveland OH Oct 6 – Columbus Guitar Festival / Columbus OH Lots of exciting news ahead including upcoming releases I produced for Strikezone Records: Jared Gold – “Reemergence” and McClenty Hunter “The Groove Hunter”, so stay tuned…In the meantime my new CD “Strykin’ Ahead” stayed on the JazzWeek radio chart now 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 Curt’s Jazz Cafe Strykin’ Ahead is available here NOW on my website on CD and Vinyl(!). It features my quartet playing some new originals and my arrangements of some jazz standards. Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and Steve Nelson (the same group from Eight Track II) join me once again. “…Overall, the album casts a warm, clear glow, with plenty of cohesive interplay between Stryker, organist Jared Gold, drummer McClenty Hunter, and vibraphonist Steve Nelson. While influenced by many guitarists, Stryker remains true to his own vision. Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell may be touchstones, but Stryker forges his own sound throughout.” 4 Stars Martin Kasdan / Downbeat Nov 2017 BTW this is also my first Vinyl release, so I hope you will check it out if you dig vinyl. It sounds great! You can order it right here on the website along with all of my recordings and my book. 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 Hope to see you soon- DS
Hello Friends Well my new CD “Eight Track” is officially out today and I hope you will order it right here on this site. check my itinerary page for upcoming gigs -hope to see you soon! DS Here is a short video of the making of “Eight Track”
Hello Friends – Hope you’re surviving this winter weather…. My new CD “Eight Track” featuring Stefon Harris on vibes, Jared Gold on organ McClenty Hunter on drums is now available right here on this site….This is a fun project with tunes from the Eight Track 70’s era, but done up hip, and the music is kickin! I’ll be at the Malibu Grill in Bloomington IN this Wed Feb 19th with Steve Allee, Jeremy Allen and Steve Houghton 8 pm – http://www.malibugrill.net/ hope to see you soon! all the best DS here is a short video of the making of “Eight Track”:
Hello Friends – my new CD “Eight Track” has arrived and is available right here on this site -> You can also get them from me personally at my upcoming gigs: (Please check out my itinerary page for details). Wed Feb 12th from 8-10:30 I’ll be at the Hyatt in New Brunswick NJ w/ Freddie Hendrix, Jared Gold and Joe Brown. Feb 13-15 I’ll be a Guest Artist performing my Big Band music at Western Illinois University. Wed. Feb 19th I’ll be at Cafe Malibu in Bloomington IN w Steve Allee, Jeremy Allen and Steve Houghton. Here is a video of the making of “Eight Track” by my son Matt Stryker:
Hello Friends – Happy 2014 to you all My new CD is coming soon….Its all music from the 8 track years (the seventies) swung by my working trio of Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums. We were joined by special guest – the great Stefon Harris on vibes. I’m really happy with how it came out and can’t wait for you to hear it. Here is a brief video of the making of Eight Track by my son Matt. It will be available on this site, CD Baby and record stores soon.
Hi Everyone I recently recorded The Checkout on WBGO 88.3 FM with The Jared Gold Trio . It will be airing this Tuesday May 29th at 6:30. If you’re not in the NY/NJ Tri-State area you can listen online at www.wbgo.org Here’s a preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsjl9XybTsU
Hi friends…. I’ve had a busy year so far and it’s just getting started. I started out the year at the JEN conference in Louisville KY and I will be posting some video’s from my concert there. I had a ball playing with my organ trio with the great Bobby Floyd on organ, Jonathan Higgins on drums and our special guest the one and only Bob Mintzer on tenor sax. This is the same trio that is on my DVD “Dave Stryker Organ Trio Live” available only on this site. Closer to home I’m very excited about a brand new CD that I just recorded “Blue to the Bone IV”! It has been almost 10 years since the last Blue to the Bone CD and this one will be out later in 2012. It features Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Steve Slagle on alto sax, Vincent Gardner on trombone, Gary Smulyan on bari sax, along with my working organ trio, Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums. We just played a great CD release gig for my current CD(also available right here) “Blue Strike” at the Jazz Standard and thanks for all who came out and packed the place. I also have some upcoming gigs I hope you’ll come out to if you’re in the New York/New Jersey area. My organ trio with Jared and McClenty will be at the Bar Next Door on Wed. Feb 1st, at the Robin’s Nest in Linden NJ Sat. Feb. 4th (with Steve Williams on drums) and then Fri/Sat Feb 10-11th at Cecils in West Orange NJ with Jared and Steve again. You can get all the info on my itinerary page. Hope you will check back here often and keep in touch. Look forward to seeing you at the next gig! – Dave