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Groove Street 20 weeks on JazzWeek Radio chart topping off at #1. Also summer gigs announced!

Dave Stryker
By Dave StrykerMay 28, 2024
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Hello friends hope you’re having a great summer. Please visit the shows page for my updated itinerary for the summer and to order Groove Street – 20 weeks on the JazzWeek chart!

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Wes at 100

Dave Stryker
By Dave StrykerMar 11, 2023
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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

Dave Stryker
By Dave StrykerFeb 2, 2023
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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

Dave Stryker
By Dave StrykerJan 20, 2023
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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!

Online lessons

Dave Stryker
By Dave StrykerJan 12, 2023
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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

Dave Stryker
By Dave StrykerNov 13, 2022
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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

Dave Stryker
By Dave StrykerAug 2, 2022
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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!