New Recording Groove Street coming Jan 12th!
Hello friends! My new recording Groove Street is dropping on Jan 12th with Bob Mintzer, Jared Gold, and McClenty Hunter. It’s hot so stay tuned! Also some new gigs coming up including New Orleans Jan 4 and Boston at Scullers Jan 27th. Check out the shows page for more info. Hope to see you soon!
Recent news posts
Wes at 100
I had the honor to perform the music of the great Wes Montgomery for an Indiana PBS special with the Indiana University Big Band, Orchestra, as well as Organ Trio. The show will be broadcast nationally later this year, but you can watch it on Indiana Public Media (along with the new Wes documentary called “Wes Bound”). Happy Birthday Wes!
My new website
Hi friends! Welcome to my new site. We made it easier to find my “Music” page and to purchase CDs, vinyl, books, etc. We updated the “Shows” page to make it easier to read my upcoming gigs. Use the social media icons at the top of each page to see my official YouTube video site, or my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, or to send me an email.
Check out the new website, and keep coming back to see new releases, upcoming shows and the latest news. I hope you enjoy it!
Prime release date
Hello friends! My new Dave Stryker Trio record Prime drops on Feb. 3rd. It’s the first recording with my working trio exclusively — Jared Gold on organ, McClenty Hunter on drums and yours truly on guitar.
You can purchase Prime and my other releases on my Bandcamp site. I hope you enjoy the music!
You can sign up now for lessons at my online school on ArtistWorks.com. I’ve put a lot of time into this site, and I 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!
Also, my latest book, Dave Stryker’s Jazz Improvisation Method Vol III, is hot off the press and available for purchase on my Bandcamp site.
Steely Dan tour
Hello friends! The Dave Stryker Trio had a ball opening for Steely Dan’s “Earth After Hours” tour this summer. We opened for the band on 20 dates, up and down the East Coast. The audiences really gave our trio a lot of love, and Donald Fagen and the entire Steely Dan band and crew couldn’t have been nicer.
Support live jazz. Check out my Shows page for upcoming gigs. I hope to see you at one of my shows very soon!
As We Are news
As We Are was voted one of the top albums of 2022 in the Downbeat Reader’s Poll, Jazz Times and many others!
We performed 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.
“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.”Ken Micallef / Jazz Times, Jan. 2022
As We Are vinyl has arrived, and you can purchase the album on my Bandcamp site.
I’m also very happy to have been voted — once again — into the Downbeat Critic’s and Reader’s Polls for 2022! Thank you for your support!