Hello friends hope you are hanging in there and looking forward to better days ahead. EXCITING NEWS: I’ve just recorded a long time dream project with Jazz Quartet and String Quartet arranged by pianist Julian Shore featuring John Patitucci and Brian Blade! As We Are will be coming out Jan 7th, 2022 and can’t wait for you to hear it.
I’ll be at the Jazz Forum Oct 8-9, Smalls Oct 15, Kean College Oct 16 and Shanghai Jazz on Oct 22. Check itinerary page for more details. Hope to see you soon!
My CD Baker’s Circle stayed on the JazzWeek Radio chart for 21 weeks (#2 for 3 weeks) 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 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