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Dave Stryker Trio at Birdland Tuesday Dec 6th! Dave voted into 2022 Downbeat Reader’s and Critic’s Poll on Guitar and As We Are voted as one of the Best Albums of 2022!
Hello Friends! We had a ball opening for Steely Dan’s Earth After Hours tour this summer. 20 dates! The audiences really gave our trio a lot of love and Donald Fagen and the Steely Dan band and crew couldn’t of been nicer. If anyone would like a commemorative Dave Stryker Trio / Steely Dan Tour T Shirt you can order it here. My trio will be playing Dec 6th at Birdland! with Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter sets at 7pm and 9:30pm. Check my itinerary page for more details on all upcoming gigs. Very happy to have been voted once again into the Downbeat Critics and Reader’s Polls for 2022. As We Are was also voted one of the top albums of 2022! Archive: We just finished performing 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. As We Are Vinyl has arrived (!) and you can order it here. More dates have been posted in the itinerary section of this site. As We Are is here. This is a long-time dream project featuring John Patitucci, Brian Blade, and String Quartet arranged by pianist Julian Shore. Here is what Jazz Times has said: “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.” More gig announcements coming soon… My CD Baker’s Circle stayed on the JazzWeek Radio chart for 21 weeks (#2 for 3 weeks)and was #10 for 2021. It made several best of the year lists. Physical CD’s are available right here on the site. If you’d like to digitally download Baker’s Circle, Blue Soul or any of my albums please visit my Bandcamp page. I hope you enjoy the music! After 2020’s successful big band outing, Blue Soul, I’m back with my organ quartet with the addition of cutting-edge tenor player Walter Smith III. Baker’s Circle features my originals as well as a couple Eight Track gems and a tip of the hat to my former boss Stanley Turrentine. Along with Smith III, this recording features my working band of Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums and adds Cuban percussionist Mayra Casales to three tracks as well. I hope you’ll check it out. Some more good news: Blue Soul with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band hit #1 for 3 weeks in June and stayed on the charts for 25 weeks! Please order some CD’s or books if you like! You can also sign up for lessons at my online school at ArtistWorks . 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 Dave Stryker’s Jazz Improvisation Method Vol III is hot off the press and available right here on this site . Thanks to the readers and writers who voted me once again into the 2020 Downbeat Poll. Much Appreciated! Hope to see you soon and stay safe! Dave Stryker
Hello Friends Well my new CD “Eight Track” is officially out today and I hope you will order it right here on this site. check my itinerary page for upcoming gigs -hope to see you soon! DS Here is a short video of the making of “Eight Track”
Hello Friends – Hope you’re surviving this winter weather…. My new CD “Eight Track” featuring Stefon Harris on vibes, Jared Gold on organ McClenty Hunter on drums is now available right here on this site….This is a fun project with tunes from the Eight Track 70’s era, but done up hip, and the music is kickin! I’ll be at the Malibu Grill in Bloomington IN this Wed Feb 19th with Steve Allee, Jeremy Allen and Steve Houghton 8 pm – http://www.malibugrill.net/ hope to see you soon! all the best DS here is a short video of the making of “Eight Track”:
Hello Friends – my new CD “Eight Track” has arrived and is available right here on this site -> You can also get them from me personally at my upcoming gigs: (Please check out my itinerary page for details). Wed Feb 12th from 8-10:30 I’ll be at the Hyatt in New Brunswick NJ w/ Freddie Hendrix, Jared Gold and Joe Brown. Feb 13-15 I’ll be a Guest Artist performing my Big Band music at Western Illinois University. Wed. Feb 19th I’ll be at Cafe Malibu in Bloomington IN w Steve Allee, Jeremy Allen and Steve Houghton. Here is a video of the making of “Eight Track” by my son Matt Stryker:
Hello Friends – Happy 2014 to you all My new CD is coming soon….Its all music from the 8 track years (the seventies) swung by my working trio of Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums. We were joined by special guest – the great Stefon Harris on vibes. I’m really happy with how it came out and can’t wait for you to hear it. Here is a brief video of the making of Eight Track by my son Matt. It will be available on this site, CD Baby and record stores soon.
Hi Everyone I recently recorded The Checkout on WBGO 88.3 FM with The Jared Gold Trio . It will be airing this Tuesday May 29th at 6:30. If you’re not in the NY/NJ Tri-State area you can listen online at www.wbgo.org Here’s a preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsjl9XybTsU
Hi friends…. I’ve had a busy year so far and it’s just getting started. I started out the year at the JEN conference in Louisville KY and I will be posting some video’s from my concert there. I had a ball playing with my organ trio with the great Bobby Floyd on organ, Jonathan Higgins on drums and our special guest the one and only Bob Mintzer on tenor sax. This is the same trio that is on my DVD “Dave Stryker Organ Trio Live” available only on this site. Closer to home I’m very excited about a brand new CD that I just recorded “Blue to the Bone IV”! It has been almost 10 years since the last Blue to the Bone CD and this one will be out later in 2012. It features Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Steve Slagle on alto sax, Vincent Gardner on trombone, Gary Smulyan on bari sax, along with my working organ trio, Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums. We just played a great CD release gig for my current CD(also available right here) “Blue Strike” at the Jazz Standard and thanks for all who came out and packed the place. I also have some upcoming gigs I hope you’ll come out to if you’re in the New York/New Jersey area. My organ trio with Jared and McClenty will be at the Bar Next Door on Wed. Feb 1st, at the Robin’s Nest in Linden NJ Sat. Feb. 4th (with Steve Williams on drums) and then Fri/Sat Feb 10-11th at Cecils in West Orange NJ with Jared and Steve again. You can get all the info on my itinerary page. Hope you will check back here often and keep in touch. Look forward to seeing you at the next gig! – Dave