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