Dave’s upcoming gigs / Teaching website has launched at Artistworks.com !

Hello Friends! Hope all is well. Can’t believe that Fall is arriving soon. 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 Fall schedule:

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

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