Blue to the Bone IV available here! Also Trumpets May 4 w/ Billy Hart

Hello friends…Happy Spring to you all. I’ll be at Trumpets on May 4th with Billy Hart, Jared Gold and Freddie Hendrix. We’ll be playing some music from my new CD “Blue to the Bone IV” available right here. For people in NYC I’ll be at the Bar Next Door on Fri. May 31st. I’ve been travelling alot lately incl The Cotton Club in Tokyo and a concert with the Univ of North Carolina Big Band in Chapel Hill NC. Hope to see you soon! DS

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New CD: Blue to the Bone IV has arrived!

Hello everyone
My new CD Blue to the Bone IV is now officially released. You can order it here on my website.
It features Freddie Hendrix-trpt, Steve Slagle-alto, Gary Smulyan-bari, Vincent Gardner-bone, Jared Gold-organ and McClenty Hunter on drums. I’m really happy about this one as it features my organ trio with the BTTB horns. We cover everything from Dave Stryker to the Isley Brothers to James Brown! You can listen to two of the songs on my Audio page!
We’ll be doing a CD Release Party for my Birthday March 30th at Trumpets in Montclair NJ and there will be some more CD Release gigs forthcoming so check out my itinerary page for more details.
Hope to see you there! DS

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At Trumpets Sat Feb 2nd w/ Billy Hart and Blue to the Bone IV Coming in Feb!

Hello friends – I’ll be at Trumpets Sat. Feb 2nd with the great Billy Hart and Jared Gold.
Also, I’m excited to announce that my new CD Blue to the Bone IV will be out in February.
It will be for sale here on the site soon and it features Freddie Hendrix, Steve Slagle, Gary Smulyan, Vincent Gardner, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and myself. We will be doing several CD Release gigs in the area so check my itinerary page for details. This is a fun and swingin’ band so pick up the CD and hope to see you at the gigs!
Thanks DS

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Trumpets Sat 2/2 w Billy Hart and Blue to the Bone IV coming in February!

Hello friends – I’ll be at Trumpets Sat. Feb 2nd with the great Billy Hart and Jared Gold.
Also, I’m excited to announce that my new CD Blue to the Bone IV will be out in February.
It will be for sale here on the site soon and it features Freddie Hendrix, Steve Slagle, Gary Smulyan, Vincent Gardner, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and myself. We will be doing several CD Release gigs in the area so check my itinerary page for details. This is a fun and swingin’ band so pick up the CD and hope to see you at the gigs!
Thanks DS

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Playing at the Bar Next Door this Friday Jan 18th

Hello friends
Come on out to the Bar Next Door this Friday
The Dave Stryker Organ Trio with Jared Gold and Steve Williams
sets at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30
Hope to see you there!

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Playing tonight Sat 1/12 at Hat City Kitchen!

Come on out tonight to hear The Steve Slagle Quartet at Hat City Kitchen in Orange NJ
tonight at 9 PM. The band includes McClenty Hunter and Bill Moring. The Young Jazzers
open up at 8.
Also NEXT FRIDAY JAN 18TH I’LL BE AT THE BAR NEXT DOOR IN NYC sets at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30
with Jared Gold on organ and Steve Williams on drums…HOPE TO SEE YOU!
(check my itinerary page for details)

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Happy Holidays everyone!

I want to wish everyone a great holiday season. In these troubled times it feels more and more necessary to turn to music to try and bring positive energy to the planet – especially those in my sphere. I will be finishing out the year with a few gigs and I hope if you’re in the area you can fall by. Friday Dec. 21st I’ll be at the Robin’s Nest in Linden NJ, and Saturday Dec. 22nd I’ll be at Hat City Kitchen in Orange NJ. My final gig of the year will be at Trumpets on Wednesday Dec. 26th (my annual day-after-Christmas gig) with the great Billy Hart on drums, Kyle Koehler on organ, and special guest trumpeter Freddie Hendrix. More info is on my itinerary page. Thanks for visiting here, and Happy Holiday and Happy New Year to you all…..

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all…. As you know Hurricane Sandy hit the NY/NJ coast pretty hard.
We were lucky where I live in that we lost power for 9 days, (many trees were blown down, knocking down power lines etc) but no flooding, just some roof and siding damage. The winds were very intense! Keep the less fortunate in your prayers.

My trip to India was pretty amazing. One of the great things about being a musician is getting to see parts of the world that I would never get to see otherwise. Suffice to say , we should all be grateful that we have a roof over our head and food to eat, as many of the people in India (and other parts of the world) are living in extreme poverty. The festivals we played at in New Delhi, and Mumbai were for the more wealthy people, but we got to see how many of the people live in these cities of 15 million people, as we travelled around.
I wish I could have stayed longer as it was 20 hours of travel on each end of the 5 day trip with 3 days in India where we hit the ground running and didn’t stop. Check my Facebook page for some photos of the trip.
I have some nice gigs coming up this month including Makeda in New Brunswick Dec. 13th, The Robins Nest in Linden NJ, Dec 21st, Hat City Kitchen in Orange NJ Dec 22nd, and my annual Day after Christmas gig at Trumpets on Dec. 26th. Hope to see you soon! DS

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Off to India!

I’m playing at the Jus Jazz Festival in Mumbai and New Delhi next weekend with the Sylvia Cuenca Group.
http://rollingstoneindia.com/jus-jazz-festival-to-be-held-in-november/
When I get back I’ll be at Smalls on Nov. 8th with the same group, and then on Sat. Nov. 10th
I’ll be at Trumpets in Montclair NJ with my group. Please check my itinerary page for details…hope to see you soon! DS

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Smoke Oct 23 and 30, POEMJAZZ! this Thur at FDU

Busy few weeks ahead. I’ll be at SMOKE the next 2 Tuesdays with Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet with Eric Alexander and Joe Farnsworth. This Thursday at Fairleigh Dickinson Univ I’ll be performing POEMJAZZ with the great Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky along with Steve Slagle and Ben Allison. This should be a very exciting collaboration and something completely different! Then I head to India for a week with Sylvia Cuenca’s group for Jazz Festivals in Mumbai, and New Delhi. My first time there so I’m excited about that….hope to see you soon! DS

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