Super exciting news! My trio is opening up for Steely Dan this Summer June 21-Aug 13! See dates below and more info at www.steelydan.com. I’ll also be performing the music from As We Are at Birdland in NYC July 5-9 with the whole band from the record: John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Julian Shore and Sara Caswell leading the string quartet. Hope to see you this summer!
Dave Stryker Trio opening for Steely Dan Earth After Hours Summer Tour:
June 21- Saratoga NY
June 23- Syracuse NY
June 25,26- Wolf Trap VA
June 29- Jones Beach NY
June 30- PNC Bank Arts Center NJ
July 2- Mansfield MA
July 3- Bethel Woods NY
July 13- Franklin TN
July 15- Richmond VA
July 16- Charlotte NC
July 19- Durham NC
July 20- Jacksonville FL
July 22,23- St. Petersburg FL
July 28- Hollywood FL
July 30- Ft Myers FL
Aug 1,2- Orlando FL
Aug 4- North Charleston SC
Aug 7- Bridgeport CT
Aug 10,12,13- Port Chester, NY
As We Are is here. This is a long-time dream project featuring John Patitucci, Brian Blade, and String Quartet arranged by pianist Julian Shore. Here is what Jazz Times has said:
“With As We Are, the jazz gods have alighted on the guitarist and elevated his playing, his composing, his soloing, and his music. A beautiful, bittersweet concept album, As We Are includes pianist/ arranger Julian Shore, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade, who convey new-found depth and empathy to Stryker’s compositions. A shimmering string quartet led by Sara Caswell enhances some of the finest compositions of his 30-year career….2022 is a great time to be Dave Stryker. And to be a lover of his music, and the gift that is As We Are.”
More gig announcements coming soon…
My CD Baker’s Circle stayed on the JazzWeek Radio chart for 21 weeks (#2 for 3 weeks)and was #10 for 2021. It made several best of the year lists. 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: http://artistworks.com/join#dave-stryker
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