Hello friends hope you are hanging in there and looking forward to better days ahead. My new CD Baker’s Circle has been in the Top 10 for 10 weeks (#2 for 3 weeks) on the JazzWeek Radio chart and is getting great reviews. 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 a whole year off some gigs are starting to come back. I will be back at Keystone Korner in Baltimore w/ Warren Wolf, Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter. Here is my upcoming itinerary and please check my itinerary page for more info:
May 21-23 Keystone Korner / Baltimore w Warren Wolf, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter
June 14 Deerhead Inn / Delaware Water Gap PA w Jared Gold, Bill Goodwin 7-10pm
June 19 Mohonk Mountain House / New Paltz NY w Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter 8pm
June 25 Shanghai Jazz / Madison NJ w Jared Gold, Adam Nussbaum 7pm/9pm
July 19 William Paterson University w Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter +special guest 7:30
Hope to see you safely at an upcoming gig!
After last year’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!
Like everyone else, most of my upcoming gigs have been cancelled or postponed. We are hoping to be back playing for you soon. 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 . 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