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Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 30 CD’s as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” He was recently voted once again into the 2020 Downbeat Poll for the 11th time.

…one of the most joyous feels around. –Pat Metheny

  Dave’s latest project As We Are, arrives Jan 7th, 2022 and features John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Julian Shore and a string quartet!  BAKER’S CIRCLE stayed in the Top 10 for 21 weeks (#2 for 3 Weeks) on the JazzWeek Radio Chart. You can order right here on the site. Dave’s previous CD “Blue Soul”  with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band hit #1 for 3 weeks on the JazzWeek Radio chart, and stayed on the charts for 25 weeks. If you’d like a digital download of Blue Soul or any of Dave’s CD’s please visit his Bandcamp page.  Dave’s last CD “Eight Track III” hit #1 for 6 weeks and #3 most played for the year on the JazzWeek Radio chart. It received great reviews including 4 Stars in Downbeat and several best of the year including New York Times and Rolling Stone.  “Messin’ with Mister T” is a celebration of the man he worked with for over a decade — Stanley Turrentine, “Mister T” — with ten of the greatest tenor sax players on the scene today. It went to #1 on JazzWeek Radio and stayed in the Top 50 for 20 weeks and received great reviews including 4 1/2 stars in Downbeat magazine. *JUST IN: Dave Stryker’s Jazz Guitar Improvisation Method Vol. 3 book is now available here.

…one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years. –Village Voice

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  • AS WE ARE W/ JOHN PATITUCCI, BRIAN BLADE, AND JULIAN SHORE coming Jan 7th, 2022! Hello Friends! Hello friends hope you are hanging in there and looking forward to better days ahead. EXCITING NEWS: I’ve just recorded a long time dream project with Jazz Quartet and String Quartet arranged by pianist Julian Shore featuring John Patitucci and Brian Blade! As We Are will be coming out Jan 7th, 2022 and can’t wait for you to hear it. More gig announcements coming soon… My CD Baker’s Circle stayed on the JazzWeek Radio chart for 21 weeks (#2 for 3 weeks) and is getting great reviews. Physical CD’s are available right here on the site.  If you’d like to digitally download Baker’s Circle, Blue Soul or any of my albums please visit my Bandcamp page. I hope you enjoy the music! After 2020’s successful big band outing, Blue Soul, I’m back with my organ quartet with the addition of cutting-edge tenor player Walter Smith III. Baker’s Circle features my originals as well as a couple Eight Track gems and a tip of the hat to my former boss Stanley Turrentine. Along with Smith III, this recording features my working band of Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums and adds Cuban percussionist Mayra Casales to three tracks as well. I hope you’ll check it out. Some more good news: Blue Soul  with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band hit #1 for 3 weeks in June and stayed on the charts for 25 weeks!   Please order some CD’s or books if you like! You can also sign up for lessons at my online school at ArtistWorks . 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:  Dave Stryker’s Jazz Improvisation Method Vol III is hot off the press and available right here on this site .  Thanks to the readers and writers who voted me once again into the 2020 Downbeat Poll. Much Appreciated! Hope to see you soon and stay safe! Dave Stryker              

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