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Hello Friends! These are extraordinary times. Please be safe and let’s all get through this together. I decided that I would go ahead as planned and release my new CD Blue Soul Dave Stryker with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band. I figured in these times I could put some positive energy and music out into the world. You can order it right here on my website. If you’d like to digitally download Blue Soul or any of my albums please visit my Bandcamp page. I hope you enjoy the music! Like many others most of my upcoming gigs have been cancelled or postponed. Check back here and I will keep you updated. In the meantime please order some CD’s or books if you like! You can also sign up for lessons at my online school at ArtistWorks Thanks! Big News: Stay tuned for news on my next CD coming May 1st – Dave Stryker with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band! Can’t wait for you to hear this one. Eight Track III stayed at #1 for 6 weeks and #3 most played of 2019 on the JazzWeek radio chart, received 4 Stars in Downbeat and has made many Best of 2019 lists including The New York Times and Rolling Stone! 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 . “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 Back in April I was a guest with the WDR Big Band in Cologne Germany for a week. My good friend Bob Mintzer arranged and conducted 9 of my songs and we recorded an album, made a live video and played a few gigs. We are working on releasing this great recording next year! Thanks to the readers and writers who voted me once again into the 2019 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 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
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